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  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 9:23 PM ET

    Fear returned to Wall Street this past week, and the Fed's meeting Oct. 31 is now being looked at as a necessary balm for the markets.  Rightly or wrongly, that's how traders are see it, and they now expect the Fed to cut its target Fed funds rate and probably discount rate by a quarter point at that meeting.

  • The biggest headline out of Warren Buffett's interview with FBN today: he has sold his entire PetroChina stake and he sold it not because of human-rights concerns over Darfur, but because the stock's price had gone up so much.

  • A group that's been urging Warren Buffett to divest Berkshire Hathaway's PetroChina holdings is "applauding" today, even if it might not like Buffett's stated reason for selling the entire stake.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 8:18 AM ET

    Some big earnings reports and the afterglow of Google's solid profit report will compete with worries about credit issues and the background chatter of G-7 officials Friday. The U.S. dollar's record-setting slide and oil's record-setting rise will also be a focus. Oil broke through a record $90 per barrel in electronic trading Thursday evening.

  • Asian Markets Close Lower, Banking Stocks Decline Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 5:46 AM ET
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    Asian markets finished red across the board Friday with financial stocks taking the worst of the beating as investors sold bank shares on credit concerns. Japan and South Korea both closed 1.7 percent lower, while Australia finished just shy of 1 percent down.

  • Swap Reports Denied But China Stock Rebound Fades Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 12:16 AM ET

    Chinese stocks were mixed on Friday after Beijing denied reports that it was studying a proposal to permit swaps of shares listed in both the domestic stock market and Hong Kong.

  • Talkin' Ships Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 11:19 AM ET

    Cramer gets to know the dry bulk shipping industry with Genco CEO Peter Georgiopoulos.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.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, India Sinks Further Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 6:28 AM ET
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    A rebound in banks and technology shares helped drive many Asian markets to a higher close Thursday, but speculation over the future of the Indian Prime Minister caused the Bombay Sensex to slump late in the session.

  • China Roils Market with HK/China Share Swap Idea Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 1:53 AM ET

    Beijing has floated the idea of allowing share swaps in firms listed in mainland China (A-shares) and in Hong Kong (H-shares), powering the Hang Seng Index to a record high, while the Shanghai market skidded.

  • Market Insider: Techs Catch the Big Fish Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 8:29 PM ET

    Technology has been a big lure in an otherwise fishy stock market this week.

  • Why Stocks Are Weaker Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 1:41 PM ET

    The markets are having trouble holding their gains for a very simple reason: the decline in building permits suggests further decreases in housing starts in the months ahead. Here is a point where the bears may have some traction...

  • Asian Stocks End Mostly Lower, India Plunges Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 6:03 AM ET
    A stockbroker watches his terminal during trading in Bombay, India, Thursday, May 18, 2006. Indian shares plunged Thursday, with the benchmark stock index tumbling 6.8 percent, or more than 800 points, its biggest point drop ever, largely on fears of higher taxes on foreign funds that invest in Indian stocks. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)

    Asian stocks ended in negative territory Wednesday, following Wall Street's decline after disappointing earnings from big U.S. banks while record crude prices fueled concerns about the outlook for corporate profits.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 9:44 PM ET

    Wall Street will try to shake off its housing induced malaise on Wednesday, with the help of some good earnings news from the tech world. But key inflation and housing data and another batch of major earnings before the bell will be play a big role in deciding the course for stocks.

  • Global Trade: BofA's Quinlan Lists Benefits For U.S. Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    While the markets are concerned today about the poor quality of financial earnings, Bank of America’s Joe Quinlan tackles a different—but equally important—subject: the rising tide of protectionism in the U.S., which is threatening the profits of now-global U.S. corporations. Quinlan notes that U.S. firms are enjoying a global boom in trade, earnings, capital inflows.

  • Foreign Investors Bail As Paulson States The Obvious Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    Today we have a case of foreigners pulling the rip cord, and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson stating the obvious: Housing stinks and it's getting worse. Foreigner investors in August dumped U.S. stocks at a rate nearly four times greater than in any other one month period.

  • Asian Markets Close Mostly Lower, China Hits Record Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 5:51 AM ET

    The markets traded mostly lower in Asia as bank stocks were battered across the board, but a surge in crude oil prices powered energy stocks on expectations that record high oil prices would boost profits.

  • China's Lenovo Eyes Overseas Options Including M&A Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 3:13 AM ET

    China's top personal computer maker Lenovo Group is exploring a range of options including acquisitions to boost its overseas business, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

  • China Wealth Fund Aims for Stability, Openness Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 3:01 AM ET

    China Investment Corp (CIC), the country's new $200 billion sovereign wealth fund, will aim for transparency in its operations and will not be a destabilising force in global markets, the firm's head said on Tuesday.

  • Intel Earnings: What You Should Expect (Pt 2) Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Here's part two of my what to expect posts on tech earnings this week: At Intel, a decidedly more upbeat outlook for the world's largest chipmaker Intel: The company took the unusual step of hosting a mid-quarter financial update a few weeks ago, raising its outlook and narrowing its gross margins to a healthy 52%.

  • Stocks Flat, Oil Hits High As Earnings Roll In Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:01 AM ET

    Stocks are sending a mixed message this morning as oil cranks to a new high and earnings season gets underway. European stocks are mixed to firmer, and Asian markets were higher though Tokyo had a flat session.