After Friday's surge lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Despite all that, the health care sector saw two major buyouts today, and investors are getting set for a potential blockbuster drug approval tomorrow along with second-quarter earnings from an industry stalwart.
Let's take see how the three major indexes are faring and take a closer look at why the health care sector is trouncing the broader market.
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||(21.65)||(0.17%)||12,755.44|
Source: Yahoo! Finance as of 2:30 p.m.
In other deal-making news, GlaxoSmithKline is up slightly despite acquiring Human Genome Sciences
Dow component Johnson & Johnson
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