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  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 8:45 AM ET

    Strong earnings news is helping push credit market fears back into the shadows this morning, and stocks are poised to spring higher at the opening. Some Asian markets sold off after yesterday's bad day on Wall Street and Europe is mostly lower.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Wall Street is heading for a lower opening as some weak earnings and credit market jitters outweigh positive profit reports from companies like Pepsico and Lockheed-Martin. European markets are moving lower after overnight gains in Tokyo and Hong Kong shares.

  • Expedia Shares Fall as Company Slashes Buyback Plan Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    Expedia, the online travel agency controlled by Barry Diller, said it is cutting its plan to buy back its own shares by almost 80 percent, blaming a lack of attractive financing available in credit markets.

  • Britain's Experian First-Quarter Sales Rose 11% Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 7:53 AM ET

    Credit checking business Experian said Thursday that fiscal first-quarter sales rose 11 percent, in line with the company's forecasts.

  • Moody's Investors Service cut its ratings for 399 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), citing higher-than-expected delinquencies in the underlying loans, the same day that Standard and Poor's said it may cut ratings on $12.1 billion of mortgage-related debt.

  • Global mergers and acquisitions volume advanced by a record $1.67 trillion in the second-quarter, Dealogic reports. The global credit market has also had a strong run this year, with global corporate bond issuance, for both high-yield and investment grade, up around 30% in the first half from the same period a year ago.

  • Credit checking agency Experian said Tuesday it agreed to buy a 65% stake in Brazil's Serasa for $1.2 billion (892 million euros) in cash to expand into Latin America.

  • Consumer Debt May Jumpstart U.S. Economy Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    As the U.S. faces higher prices and adjustable mortgage rates, expect consumer spending to slow, economist Nigel Gault told “Morning Call.” But he also predicted that the slowdown may furnish some surprising benefits to America's economy.

  • Hate Writing the Mortgage Check? Charge It!! Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    I love plastic. I know, I know, the petroleum issues. But today I learned one more reason to love plastic: I can pay for my mortgage with it. Yes, American Express is breaking new ground, allowing its card members to pay their monthly mortgage bills on the card. I know what you're thinking, but hold on... Amex is requiring that these be prime loans only, so you can forget that whole subprime mortgage implosion issue. And of course, they'll be charging you $395 to enroll in the program.

  • Mastercard Is Priceless Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:46 PM ET

    After a recent Supreme Court ruling, this company could be in the clear. That's one more reason to own the stock.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.

  • Analysts Say Housing Flat -- At Best Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 2:54 PM ET

    Has the housing market hit a bottom -- or is it still sliding? Mike Englund, principal director and chief economist at Action Economics, and Mark Kiesel, investment strategist and portfolio manager at PIMCO, gave their views on "Power Lunch." One thing they agree on: Housing is not about to rise anytime soon.

  • Sell Block Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 8:59 PM ET

    Nobody stays best of breed forever. And no matter how you feel about a company's reputation, only the fundamentals matter at end of day. For that reason, you should never hesitate to clear a poor performer from your portfolio - no matter how much of a blue chip you think it is.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.

  • Banking Cash While Borrowers Default Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 8:52 PM ET

    If you’re anything like Cramer, and you believe that the housing situation is only going to get worse, then it might make sense to invest in a company that knows how to play the mortgage market. Right now, the Mad Money favorite is Annaly Capital Management.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.

  • Not many investors guessed the subprime crisis right, but Cramer says Annaly Capital Management Chairman and CEO Michael Farrell did. How'd he do 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.

  • How to Go About a Retirement Plan Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 8:30 PM ET

    A question that eventually arises when financial planners talk about getting fiscally fit is: how much money do I need so I can retire comfortably. To be frank, I hate that question.Not because the intention is incorrect but because it approaches life in a technical way. Most people I know - and I'm betting plenty you know as well - do not want to think about ageing, much less think about what they want to do when they retire.

  • Paper or Plastic? Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 6:58 PM ET

    Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts recently made a bet on the worldwide use of credit cards versus cash with its bid for First Data. Cramer believes the choice was right – but the target is wrong. 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.

  • S&P Ratings Chief Sees Credit Crunch Ahead Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 2:59 PM ET

    Defaults aren't relegated to subprime mortgage lenders and borrowers: Nick Riccio of Standard & Poor's cautioned that many overleveraged U.S. corporations may be vulnerable to a credit crunch.

  • On the Phone with Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 7:00 PM ET

    Countrywide's chief talks to Cramer about how his company will make it through the subprime meltdown.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.

  • Five Golden Rules Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 11:52 PM ET

    If you can believe it, we're just almost done with the first quarter of 2007 and that means two things: the cherry blossoms are coming out and it's time to hunker down for some spring cleaning. As you tackle the clutter in your home, why not clean up your finances as well? This is a great opportunity to start planning for a solid financial future. You've just paid off your taxes (or are about to) and you're well entrenched in your job plans for the year. Don't let that momentum slip. Here are my financial rules for 2007 to help you tackle your finances and start the rest of the year on the right foot.

  • Beat Wittmann, CEO of TCMG Asset Management warns that if a bubble warns it will emerge in credit markets, not equity markets.