• The economy's so bad, Cramer says, they have no choice.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.

  • Soft Dollar Spurs Travel to Latin America, Asia Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 1:19 PM ET
    Buenos Aires

    Western Europe has long been the most popular getaway for U.S. tourists, but rising airfare and the weak dollar may have Americans traveling to more exotic destinations in 2008.

  • Mexico Oil Platform Fire Cuts 422 bpd Oil Output Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 3:26 AM ET

    A fire on a Mexican offshore oil platform cut off 422 barrels per day (bpd) of production on Tuesday, state-owned energy monopoly Pemex said, a tiny fraction of Mexico's overall output.

  • 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Dodges Mexico Extradition Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 3:12 PM ET
    Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the reality series "Dog, the Bounty Hunter."

    Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, who had his reality show taken off the air after getting caught using a racial slur, will not be extradited to Mexico to face a pending appeal of kidnapping charges against him, a judge has ruled.

  • It's The A-Rod Show! Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:05 AM ET
    Alex Rodriguez

    We need to see Scott Boras' math. He has told ESPN.com and the New York Post that his potentially free agent client Alex Rodriguez is worth more than $30 million a year when you factor in what A-Rod could be worth to the Yankees regional sports network, YES. The number he specifically uttered, according to ESPN Radio's Andrew Marchand, is at least $500 million of worth over the next 10 years.

  • Mexican rebels claim pipeline attacks Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 9:23 PM ET

    Mexican rebels claim pipeline attacks

  • Hurricane Dean Spurs More Offshore Oil Evacuations Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

    Energy companies in the Gulf of Mexico stepped up evacuations of workers Friday ahead of the first Atlantic hurricane of 2007, even as most revised forecasts showed the storm missing oil and gas installations.

  • Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim.

    Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim is the world's richest man, worth an estimated $67.8 billion, after overtaking Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates, according to a respected tracker of Mexican financial wealth on Monday.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton now leads top Republican Rudy Giuliani in a potential general election matchup for 2008, according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Greenspan: Factors Slowing Inflation May Be Weakening Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 4:13 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Wednesday said a rise in import prices of Chinese goods to the U.S. may be a signal the disinflationary process may be reversing.

  • Viva Mexico! Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    What does a billion dollars look like?Two hundred people in suits and ties and pants suits at the Ventana De Mexico in Tucson Arizona -- developers, investors and bankers all coming together for three days for Baja and Sea of Cortes investment summit.The previous such gathering in Tijuana just eight months ago ended up with 1.5 billion -- that's with a "B" -- dollars in deals being signed.

  • The European Union said Tuesday that it has asked to participate in World Trade Organization talks over Chinese copyright and trademark policy initiated last month by the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush.

  • Buffett Falls to Third-Richest Man: Forbes Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 2:42 AM ET

    Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim has quietly overtaken investor Warren Buffett as the world's second-richest man and is close to wresting the top spot from Bill Gates, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday.

  • Mexico Takes Off Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    A booming housing market, a surge in direct foreign investment and new investment laws are driving both the economy and the stock market.

  • Banking On Mexico Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    Mexico's stock market has been on a tear, and brokers and investment bankers are pouring millions into equities. U.K.-based Barclays, for one, is expanding its presence south of the border, putting 44 funds on the Mexican bourse and brokering billions of dollars in deals.

  • Lowe's to Open Several Stores in Mexico in 2009 Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 8:16 AM ET

    Home improvement retailer Lowe's said Wednesday it will open three to five stores in Monterrey, Mexico in 2009, representing an investment of $18 million to $20 million per store.

  • Strategist’s Cure For Condo Glut: Casinos, Offices Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 3:07 PM ET

    A soft landing is still a landing – and CGM Realty Fund’s Kenneth Heebner is preparing to roll with it. He serves as portfolio manager at the fund, which has been warily watching the real estate market’s more moribund developments – such as the sudden glut in unsold condominiums in cities like New York, Boston and Washington, DC.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells: Cross Border Insurance Plans Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | 1:22 PM ET

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau about 46 million Americans don't have health coverage and probably millions more Mexican nationals who live and work here (whether legally or not) don't have health insurance either. It's just not available or its too expensive. In some places, however, its available and cheap; you just have to go south of the border to get it. CNBC’s Jane Wells explained on “Power Lunch.”

  • Arcelor Mittal Buys Sicartsa for $1.44 Billion Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 3:03 AM ET

    Arcelor Mittal said on Wednesday it will acquire Sicartsa, a Mexican intergraded steel producer, from Mexican steel maker Grupo Villacero for $1.439 billion.