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    Fallout from credit problems in the mortgage market continued to batter various companies across the globe this week.

  • Yahoo

    Yahoo's take at Internet 2.0.  Since Jerry Yang took the helm at Yahoo again, the Internet company's been trying to get back on track. And that means not just getting its ad strategy sorted out, but also starting to compete more with some of the more innovative Internet 2.0 companies, which of course means Facebook and social networking.

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    We all know them. The person who swears they'll never drive anything but Mercedes, BMW, or Lexus. When it comes to brand loyalty and the prospect of considering different brand cars and trucks, the foreign guys have enjoyed the type of loyalty American car companies crave.

  • Home builder Hovnanian Enterprises is focused on reducing its inventory of unsold homes, after a national weekend sales promotion exceeded expectations, Chief Executive Officer Ara Hovnanian said on Tuesday.

  • A division of Dole Food issued an international recall of bagged salad Monday after a sample taken from a store in Canada tested positive for E. coli, the company said.  There have been no reports of illness, company officials said. 

  • More than a dozen parties have expressed interest in Wendy's International sale process, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the the situation.

  • I don’t have any real numbers from Hovnanian yet, but the spin abounds. The head of PR for the homebuilder’s Northeast region claims it was a huge success, thousands of people visited homes and one area at least sold out. Again, I have no real numbers, and Hovnanian says they’re not releasing any numbers until tomorrow earliest.

  • Marsh & McLennan said Friday that Brian Storms, CEO of the insurance broker's main operating subsidiary Marsh Inc., had been ousted. His departure, effective immediately, follows a 21 percent decline in Marsh & McLennan's stock price since May because of its financial underperformance.

  • Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen on Monday said Kurt Hilzinger resigned as chief operating officer and director to join a private equity firm and will not be replaced.

  • There's a reason CEOs end up in Cramer's Hall of Shame. Here are three whose companies are a definite sell, sell, sell!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.

  • “Power Lunch” is in San Francisco to focus on the role of  of venture capital in the economy – from alternative energy to biotech to new media  – and talk to major players in the field. 

  • It’s almost four years at the helm of Citigroup for Chuck Prince, and the stock is virtually unchanged. CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino joins the panel to discuss the pressure that the Street is putting on Prince and Citi.

  • Coca-Cola's CEO Neville Isdell indicated he would stay on at the helm of the global drinks group after he turns 65 next year, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco) is planning to take advantage of relatively cheap mortgage securities in the wake of the recent credit crisis by launching a $2 billion distressed-debt fund to buy the beaten-down assets, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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    Recently I blogged about the hiring of a new CEO at ImClone Systems and the unique clause in his contract requiring him to buy half-a-million dollars worth of stock in the company. My suspicion was that ImClone Chairman and billionaire shareholder Carl Icahn had a hand in that.

  • Yesterday, I blogged that messages to each of David Maris' lawyers seeking comment on Biovail "dropping" or "settling" its case against the former Bank of America Securities analyst had gone without a response. Well, this morning I got this email from one of his attorneys tossing the ball back in Biovail's court:

  • Lamborghini Reventon

    How's this for exclusive? Lamborghini unveils its newest model today in Frankfurt, Germany with a pricetag of $1.38 million. And here's the best part: Lamborghini has already sold out ALL 20 of its new million dollar ride.

  • Low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways said Wednesday that it had named Chief Operating Officer Russ Chew to the post of president. Chew, 54, succeeds Chief Executive David Barger as president of the discount airline.

  • Leap Wireless International, which is reviewing a buyout offer from MetroPCS Communications, said Wednesday that board member James Dondero has resigned from the Leap board, effective Sept. 10.

  • U.S. investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold more of its stake in top Chinese oil producer PetroChina in late August, selling about US$136 million worth of shares, as it took profits on what has been a lucrative holding.