Merck (MRK) stands as the biggest gainer in the Dow, up 1.2%, after strategically freeing itself...

|By:, SA News Editor

Merck (MRK) stands as the biggest gainer in the Dow, up 1.2%, after strategically freeing itself up to offer more over-the-counter drugs by selling its interest in a joint venture with Johnson & Johnson (JNJ +0.2%).