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  • Varian Deal Could Save Semiconductor Investors Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:01 PM ET

    Applied Materials is paying $4.9 billion in cash to buy Varian because when it comes to making the equipment that makes the chips, Varian does something very technical for clients that Applied Materials no longer does.

  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Jobs News Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared losses to trade flat amid a report on private sector job growth that was a little weaker than expected.

  • Stocks End Mixed in Choppy Session Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading on Tuesday amid a sell-off in energy and materials stocks, as commodities sank in the wake of a nearly eight percent decline in silver prices.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Ahead of the Close Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading on Tuesday amid a sell-off in energy and materials stocks, as commodities sank in the wake of a nearly eight percent decline in silver prices.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Utilities Gain, Pfizer Falls Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed in quiet trading after a varied batch of earnings reports, as investors took a step back after sending the market to multi-year highs in April.

  • Futures Slightly Lower After Earnings Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell ahead of the open for Wall Street on Tuesday as traders considered the implications of Osama Bin Laden's death and looked ahead to more earnings reports..

  • More M&A Activity on the Horizon? Monday, 2 May 2011 | 8:05 PM ET

    Following a flurry of takeovers, Cramer explains why more deals are likely.

  • Is This Utility Undervalued? Monday, 2 May 2011 | 7:42 PM ET

    Cramer thinks so, especially following a string of deals in the utility industry.

  • Stocks End Modestly Lower as Energy Slides Monday, 2 May 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly lower Monday, coming off highs reached after news of Osama Bin Laden's death, as investors considered the potential for terror attacks in retaliation for the killing.

  • Stocks Fall Before Close; Alcoa Gains Monday, 2 May 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks fell in late afternoon trading on Monday, coming off highs reached after news of Osama Bin Laden's death, as investors considered the renewed potential for terror attacks in retaliation for the killing.

  • ConAgra Bid for Ralcorp in 'Low $80s' Not Hostile Monday, 2 May 2011 | 2:17 PM ET

    ConAgra's bid for Ralcorp valued the maker of cookies and pasta in the "low-$80s" per share, says a source with knowledge of the discussions. That would have made the premium just north of 25 percent, compared to where the shares were trading, the source noted.

  • Top Traders: 2 Likely Mining Takeover Targets Monday, 2 May 2011 | 1:39 PM ET

    In the wake of the Arch Coal-International Coal deal, the "Fast Money" traders discuss which mining companies could be the next to get bought out.

  • Mad Money, Dec. 6, 2012  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Tech, Energy Slip Monday, 2 May 2011 | 12:18 PM ET

    Stocks lost steam in late morning trading as techs and financials slipped despite news U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden.

  • Lightning Round  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Futures Up on Bin Laden News; Dollar Fades Monday, 2 May 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open for Wall Street Monday after news of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

  • Fast Money, Dec. 6, 2012  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • Stocks Power to Multi-Year Highs for April Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks closed at fresh multi-year highs on Friday shrugging off lukewarm economic news to focus on broadly strong earnings, as the Dow & the S&P 500 marked six consecutive gains for the month of April.

  • Fast Money Final Trade  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:58 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

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