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  • Federal lawsuits were filed from both sides following Dow Chemical's decision last month to fire two top-ranking officials whom it accused of trying to secretly negotiate a leveraged buyout of the company.

  • The cable industry is assembling in Las Vegas for a major convention, where competition, convergence and content are the buzz words.

  • A special look at the founder of Berkshire Hathaway.

  • Billionaire investor Carl Icahn appears to have a good chance of succeeding in his high-profile bid for a board seat at Motorola, portending trouble for Chief Executive Ed Zander, analysts and investors said this week.

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    Searching for nuggets of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha.

  • CNBC’s Mary Thompson reports that a survey of CEO compensation at 452 large companies found the pay of executives hired from outside is 20% higher than top officers promoted from within.

  • Meanwhile, the heads of Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase all have favored Democrats in their political giving patterns over the past few years, according to contribution tracker PoliticalMoneyLine.

  • AT&T CEO Whitacre said he will retire on June 3. He said the board had selected current COO  Stephenson to replace him as both CEO and chairman.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today a potential $1 billion partnership deal with the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world, Pfizer, on a clot-busting drug. And there are signals that its older, troubled partnership with ImClone Systems could be in for some reconciliation.Shares of IMCL were down after the company reported that sales of the cancer drug it markets with BMY, Erbitux, climbed 16% in the first quarter, but fell short of the analyst consensus by $5 million.

  • You’ll never catch any of the numbers-obsessed analysts on Wall Street admitting this, but people make a difference. Sometimes a great leader can give a company a boost right when it needs it the most. Perfect examples? Coke and Pepsi.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.

  • Siemens Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld will leave the scandal-hit group when his contract expires at the end of September, the company said on Wednesday, deepening its leadership crisis.

  • You don't get on the Wall of Shame because Cramer dislikes the cut of your jib - you have to earn it.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.

  • Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda spoke with CNBC’s Phil Lebeau in an exclusive "Power Lunch" interview. LaSorda said that his priority is to focus on the recovery and transformation plan that is currently in place. Chrysler has eight new launches this year and 20 over the next three years. “When you’re running a company like this, you have to look to the future and the future’s about product,” said LaSorda...

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    What many see as outrageous or obscene compensation for chief executive officers is back in the limelight after some high profile pay packages lately. The contrarian view is that there is little or no direct link between pay and performance and coupling the two might be detrimental because CEOs would cut corners to boost their pay, eroding the company’s long-term prospects.

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    The House of Representatives Wednesday is likely to vote on a bill that will have an indirect effect on executive pay. The proposed legislation, known as the Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act, is being spearheaded by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass), who is also chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

  • Cramer’s been talking about certain retailers who he has been giving the benefit of the doubt. Today he’s got one of the CEOs of those companies – Steve Sadove of Saks - on the phone. 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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    Apple CEO Steve Jobs received a salary of $1 last year, which is unchanged from his 2004 and 2005 salary, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Sometimes the best way to reinvigorate your love for investing is to gamble on a few speculative stocks. Tonight, Cramer shares three ponies he thinks are ready to run.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 SEC’s campaign to ensure more disclosure of executive pay seems to be bringing more confusion than clarity this proxy season, CNBC's Mary Thompson reports. The new Compensation, Discussion and Analysis (CD&A) section, which averages about 5,000 words or nine pages, is meant to help shareholders. But experts say sifting through the new data is challenging and investors still don’t get all the information they need.

  • Amgen, theworld's largest biotechnology company, said after U.S. markets closed Tuesday that it appointed Robert Bradway as chief financial officer.