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  • Reader Poll: Has Recession Arrived? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    "The recession has indeed arrived," said Jane Caron, chief economic strategist at Dwight Asset Management in Burlington, Vermont. See what other people are saying on Tuesday Feb. 5th.

  • ISM Report: Nailing The Recession Coffin Shut? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Bears are arguing that the ISM Services report--well below expectations--is the final nail in the rescission coffin. We now have several very weak data points in the last week: ISM Services, nonfarm payrolls, and new home sales. Only durable good orders recently have been above expectations.

  • ISM Services Number - Second Lowest Ever Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 9:47 AM ET

    Today's ISM non manufacturing number of 41.9 is the second lowest ever reading for the 10 year old index.

  • Black & Decker's Bottom Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:53 PM ET

    The bad news is baked in, Cramer says. BDK is 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.

  • Global Titan Trade Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    The multinational trade is thriving as global growth continues unabated and regardless of the U.S. economic slowdown. But the best way to play the world’s booming economies can be right here at home. Guy Adami highlights his favorite U.S.-based multinationals.

  • Recession? Debate Is Really About New World Economy Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    Recession chatter is reaching a crescendo The media is full of it. Wall street economists are predicting it. And companies are planning for it. But, the U.S. is not really in a recession yet, technically speaking. (or at least we don't know if we are.)

  • Chartology - Charting Amid The Storm Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    After a record week for volatility what lies ahead? Find out from Oppenheimer Chief Market Technician Carter Worth.

  • Chartology  - The End Or Just The Beginning Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    For the past 6 months the charts have been suggesting that something was wrong in the stock market. What do they suggest lies ahead, now?

  • Vote: Global Recession? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    Fears of a U.S. recession are nothing new, but is the slowdown spreading overseas? Tell us what you think.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 Past Economic Three Crises: What We've Learned Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    I've been with CNBC since 1990, and have lived through and reported several financial crises. Each time, the economy recovered, but each one was a little different. A brief synopsis of three of these crises and what we learned.

  • Warren Buffett's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe has topped 18 percent after his Berkshire Hathaway holding company bought an additional 1.25 million shares for $96 million over the past three days. That brings its total holdings to 63,775,118 shares, or 18.2% of the freight railroad's total outstanding shares.

  • Your First Move For Friday Jan. 18th Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 7:36 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • MO Ain't Just Blowing Smoke Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Altria has everything an investor needs in this tough market.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.

  • Financials: Is Citi "Pushing Them" To A Bottom? Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    The idea that financials are close to a turning point has been percolating for several weeks. But word that Citigroup could take a massive writedown when it releases earnings tomorrow has added fuel to the theory the group may be closing in on a bottom.

  • Small Cap - Big Losses Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:22 PM ET

    The Russell 2000 small-cap index is down 15% from its all-time high in May 2007. What's the small-cap trade if the U.S. is headed for a recession?

  • Retail Stocks: Don't Be Excited Over Them Yet Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    Retailers holding up despite a poor December showing. Don't get too excited; this was one of the most shorted groups on the street. But aside from a short squeeze rally, what would it take to get investors back in a real way? Besides signs that we are not going into a deep recession, the most important factor for retail stock investors is limiting store growth.

  • Bernanke: Fed Ready to Cut Rates to Prevent Recession Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 3:31 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was ready to cut interest rates again to prevent housing and credit problems from plunging the U.S. into a recession.

  • Oil Barrels

    Traders are looking at the latest retail sales figures and thinking twice about snapping up crude. According to Thompson Financials combined retail index, November and December sales stalled to 2004 level.

  • Consumer Spending: Not Much Debate About It Being Down Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    The American consumer is cutting back--even at the most important (and typically extravagant) spending times of the year. That's the one clear headline from all the recent retail numbers. Markdowns ate profits, that's also clear. But figuring out just what's going on with the consumer involves a few shades of gray...

  • Goldman Sachs today joins a growing roster of Wall Street firms, who say the U.S. economy will fall into recession this year. Watch for more reductions in stock price and earnings forecasts to follow.