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  • King of the Oil Patch Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 11:11 AM ET

    Apache believes in high oil prices. That's why the profits are flowing while rivals like Exxon dry up.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.

  • Bond Market: Some Doubt Job Number Reliability Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    A blowout jobs number gave stocks an initial lift, but already some bond market skeptics are doubting the reliability of the data. For now, stock traders are looking at good news as good. October jobs were reported at 166,000. double expectations of 80,000. The jobless rate came in at an expected 4.7 percent.

  • OPEC Raises Oil Output in October : Reuters Survey Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 9:53 AM ET

    OPEC raised oil production last month in response to record-high prices above $90 a barrel and in advance of a formal deal to lift supply, a Reuters survey showed on Friday.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 8:20 AM ET

    Jobs data for October will set the course of trading Friday, and maybe even for days after. "I think it will be good for the market to focus on fundamentals rather than the ethereal notions of credit and its relative crappiness," said CNBC senior economic correspondent Steve Liesman.

  • Raw Material Prices Spark China Inflation Concern Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 1:27 AM ET

    Fast-rising oil, steel and coal prices are adding to inflationary pressure in China, the country's top economic planning agency said on Friday.

  • Stocks Close Sharply Lower As Dow Tumbles 362 Points Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower as investors found themselves confronted by two uncomfortable prospects: an end to interest rate cuts and a slowing economy.

  • $100 Oil Specter Drives Clean Energy Stocks Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 3:05 PM ET

    Clean energy stocks worldwide, and especially solar, have roared upwards in the past 10 weeks following the latest spiral in oil prices -- but proving a direct link with oil is elusive, analysts say.

  • What Record High Oil Prices Mean for You Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 11:28 AM ET

    Oil prices keep breaking record highs. What does it mean for the economy--and investors? Here's what some of the experts are saying on CNBC.

  • Why Futures Are Down Today Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Futures are down for several reasons: 1) Now we're really data dependent. Part of the problem with the market this morning is the realization that the economic data will have to be REALLY weak for the Fed to lower rates further.

  • China Lifts Fuel Prices 10% as Shortages Bite Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 1:25 AM ET

    China unexpectedly raised domestic gasoline and diesel prices by a tenth on Thursday, the first increase in 17 months, as officials rushed to tame a worsening supply crisis by easing losses at state refiners.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 8:41 PM ET

    Bring on the year end! That's the view from the markets now that the spooky month of October is behind us and the Fed has done its work. November will be no slouch. It starts off with a big dose of economic news Thursday and Friday, and some key earnings reports, including Exxon Mobil Thursday morning.

  • Stocks Close Higher After Rallying on Rate Cuts Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:44 PM ET

    Stocks closed up sharply following the latest interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, ending the month of October on a strong note.

  • Hollywood's Newest Hit: The Color Green Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    In the entertainment industry, the idea of being green is very, very cool. You can't go two feet without seeing a Prius--they're even becoming the limo-of-choice for the Oscars. I myself bought a Prius in May and I love it. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it's also incredibly convenient. Not having to fill up that often saves a ton of money, and all that time wasted at the gas station. Tons of time.

  • Rate Cut Could Help Push Oil Prices Over $100 Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 2:45 PM ET
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    The Federal Reserve's latest cut in interest rates, combined with an unexpected drop in crude supplies last week, could finally send oil prices over $100 a barrel.

  • China To Raise Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel Prices Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 12:00 PM ET

    China's top economic planner has said Beijing will raise the prices of gasoline, diesel and aviation kerosene by 500 yuan ($66.97) per ton starting from Nov 1, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    Buying in tech stocks could lift the market again Wednesday, but Merrill Lynch earnings hang in front of the opening bell like a dark cloud. Or should we say Merrill's report of losses. The firm is scheduled to report third quarter numbers between 7:30 and 8 a.m., and analysts are forecasting a loss of $0.45 per share.

  • Kerkorian's Refined Taste Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 11:05 AM ET

    Most of Wall Street might disagree with the billionaire's move into oil refiners, but Cramer thinks he's right. Here's how to play the pin action.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.

  • Economic Numbers Confusing Fed On Rate Cuts? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 8:54 AM ET

    The economic numbers today indicate the difficulty facing the Fed: 1) Third quarter GDP estimates, at 3.9% (best in 6 quarters!), was well above expectations. 2) October ADP, a read on private sector job growth, surprises on the upside--106,000 vs the consensus of 58,000 and up from a revised 61,000 in September.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 9:04 PM ET

    Credit crankiness hangs around the stock market as the Fed winds up its rate meeting Wednesday. Investors are counting on a rate cut, and without one, the market could see some significant selling.

  • Stocks closed lower amid fresh signs of weakness in the economy and uncertainty about whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates.

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