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    Let the market set interest rates, not the Federal Reserve, the Republican presidential hopeful says.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.

  • As we enter the final stretch of 2007, the stock market may temporarily lose some of its violent mood swings and secure gains for the month and the year.

  • Consumer inflation data is big on Friday's agenda after Thursday's producer prices showed wholesale level inflation surging at the fastest rate in 34 years.

  • Everybody seems to have an opinion on the Federal Reserve's plan to ease the global credit crunch. Here's what some CNBC guests were saying Thursday.

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    “The stock market gets weaker for the rest of the year, oil goes to $100 and Bernanke should quit.” That’s what one of the Street’s most esteemed investors told us on Wednesday’s show. Find out who said it and why?

  • Lehman Bros.' fourth-quarter earnings report, producer price inflation data and November retail sales will be factors setting direction for Thursday's markets.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Central banks banded together to make it easier for stressed banks to borrow money in a credit crunch that threatens to knock the U.S. economy into recession.

  • Major central banks, including the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, acted in unison Wednesday in unveiling plans to provide liquidity to the banking system, where funds covering a longer span of time have become scant.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve's plan to ease the global credit crunch has been in the works for a while and will be more effective than cutting interest rates, a senior Fed official said.

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    Uncertainty and housing. Those are the key words in forecasts of the US economy in 2008.  And just how bad the economy performs depends mostly on the depth and duration of the housing recession and the great unknowns of the credit crunch.

  • The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced with other major central banks measures to alleviate upward pressure in interbank markets as financial sector troubles have made it more difficult for banks to raise funds. Following are some major steps the Fed has taken to provide funding to the banking system.

  • The text of the Federal Reserve's statement on adding additional liquidity into money markets released Dec. 12.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve cut  interest rates a modest quarter point, disappointing Wall Street, which had hoped for more-aggressive action.

  • Wall Street's post Fed selloff could spill into Wednesday morning as the Street continues to debate why the Fed didn't deliver more interest rate relief, particularly when it's becoming increasingly glum on the economy.

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    Warren Buffett did a taped interview in San Francisco with CNBC's Becky Quick last night. Buffett is in that city for today's fund-raiser on behalf of Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.  Becky showed some excerpts from her taped chat on Squawk Box earlier today.  In this clip, she asks for Buffett's thoughts on today's upcoming Federal Reserve decision on interest rates.

  • Today's Fed decision just made recession more likely, Cramer says.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.

  • A quarter-point cut wasn't enough, he says. So what happens now?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.

  • The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 25 basis points to 4-1/4 percent.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Financial markets expect the Fed to trim interest rates a quarter point this afternoon, but many investors are hoping for a half-point cut.

  • The U.S. economy is in the danger zone and one good shock could send it into recession next year, according to Global Insights, which released its top 10 predictions for 2008 Tuesday.The Boston-based forecasting company said GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2007 and first half of 2008 is expected to be very weak, and will make the United States extremely vulnerable.