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Healthcare stocks performing well

San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 2008
Despite being plagued by a variety of ailments in recent years, healthcare stocks are emerging as one of the stock market's few bright spots. Over the past three months, healthcare companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 are up 4.4% on average, compared with a drop of 7.9% for the overall index. The strength in healthcare follows several years of underperformance.