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  • Brazil, Russia, India and China offered huge opportunities to investors, but it looks like the new hot spots are in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

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    Peter Buffett has a new CD of songs from his heart, a billion-dollar foundation working to avoid what he calls "philanthropic colonialism," and an invaluable life lesson from a very famous father named Warren that's brought wisdom, if not great wealth.  PLUS Free MP3 download of the song Reminder from Peter Buffett's Staring at the Sun.

  • Fred Franzia

    Sure, I'm the Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, but every now and then I get to cover stories from that other newsmaking valley just north of here: Napa Valley. We're working up a story on Fred Franzia and when it comes to the wine business, he's probably not a name you easily recognize. There's Mondavi; the Gallos; and yes, Fred Franzia. He's either revered, or reviled, depending upon whom you talk to in the wine world.

  • Irish food group Glanbia said on Tuesday it expected full-year results would be towards the upper end of analysts' expectations following a strong first half.

  • Central African Mining & Exploration Company (CAMEC) said on Monday it planned to make an all-share bid for Canada's Katanga Mining, valuing the target at 773.1 million pounds ($1.56 billion).

  • U.S. oil prices touched a nine-month high Friday sparked by worries of low U.S. fuel supplies from creaking refineries and an upsurge of violence in the Middle East.

  • U.S. oil prices soared toward $68 a barrel on concerns over low fuel production from hobbled U.S. oil refineries and a flare up of violence in the Middle East.

  • Oil surged nearly a dollar a barrel Wednesday after a U.S. government report showed gasoline stockpiles remaining well below normal at the start of the summer driving season.

  • Oil prices dropped below $69 a barrel Tuesday amid expectations that U.S. gasoline supplies rose for the sixth straight week, easing worries of a crunch during the summer vacation season.

  • U.S. oil rose to just shy of $66 on Monday, and London Brent crude recovered above $69, after a sell-off of more than $2 at the end of last week, buoyed by news leading exporter Saudi Arabia would keep OPEC supply curbs in place through July.

  • Oil dropped more than two dollars on Friday, weakened by selling in equity markets that raised doubts over energy demand and after a storm that halted exports from Oman lost power.

  • The Group of Eight wealthy-nation summit in Germany is ending Friday. Now, the question arises: Is the G8 still able to confront global issues or has it become outdated? Ian Vasquez, director of the CATO Institute’s Center for Global Liberty & Prosperity, and P.J. Crowley, senior fellow and director of homeland security at the Center for American Progress, presented differing views on “Morning Call.”

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • A Namibian court on Friday postponed until June 25 an extradition case involving fugitive U.S. millionaire Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, who is wanted in the United States on charges of manipulating stock options.

  • Former Comverse Technology CEO Jacob “Kobi” Alexander has come to start a new life—and maybe avoid prosecution on options fraud charges in New York.

  • Merkel, Putin, Bush

    This meeting of the world's richest nations may be the most challenging one for the U.S. in years, given the growing power of Russia and China.

  • Oil and gasoline futures jumped Thursday on concerns that U.S. refineries aren't making enough gasoline to meet domestic demand.

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is in Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, who faces charges in the United States that he orchestrated a massive options backdating scheme.    In an exclusive interview, Cohn spoke with Richard Metcalfe, Alexander's lawyer in Namibia.

  • U.S. oil edged above $66 on Wednesday after U.S. gasoline stocks rose for a fifth straight week and eased concerns of a summer supply crunch in the world's top consumer.