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  • Cramer's Retail Stocks Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    The Phillips-Van Heusen CEO explains why his company should make the cut. Plus, Jim's favorite names in the sector.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.

  • In what I would describe as a pretty extraordinary filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Schering-Plough is putting in black and white the date and time that senior level executives were informed about the results of the controversial ENHANCE study of the cholesterol drug Vytorin.

  • Merrill Plans Brokerage Cuts; Co-President Resigns Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 11:58 AM ET

    As the new Merrill Lynch Chief Executive John Thain shuffles his management team, the firm has embarked on a cost-cutting initiative that will likely lead to layoffs in its brokerage operations, the largest on Wall Street, sources tell CNBC. .

  • Late Sunday night, Countrywide announced that Chairman and CEO Angelo Mozilo is voluntarily giving up his entire severance package if and when he leaves the company. The company says he’s walking away from a package worth $37.5 million, much lower than the $115 million estimate reported by an outside compensation expert in the Los Angeles Times.

  • WellCare Shares Jump as Company Replaces CEO Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    WellCare Health Plans, a managed care provider undergoing a federal probe, on Friday replaced Chief Executive Todd S. Farha, announced the resignations of other top executives and said its latest annual report and other filings will likely be late.

  • Countrywide Results to Shed Light on Housing, BofA Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    Countrywide Financial's fourth-quarter results, scheduled for release on Tuesday, will be closely scrutinized for what they show about the declining U.S. housing market, and what they mean for Bank of America, which is buying the nation's largest mortgage lender.

  • Akamai CEO: Web Sector Immune to Volatility Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    Akamai CEO, Paul Sagan, says even if 2008 is a rough economic year, the Internet sector is going to be "somewhat immune."

  • Eli Lilly CEO: Pharma Safe From Markets & Politics Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    Despite recent market upheavals, Sidney Taurel, CEO of Eli Lilly, says he is not convinced the pharmaceuticals sector will be negatively impacted. “The pharmaceutical industry is not that affected by business cycles, and so I believe this financial and possible economic crisis isn’t going to affect significantly our company or the industry.”

  • Over 30 years this Indian software engineer has helped pioneer outsourcing from the West.  The company he co-founded now receives one and a half million job applications each year. By building Infosys he has contributed to a transformation of India's reputation, stoked controversy and built a personal fortune worth in excess of one billion US dollars.

  • Keepin’ It Rail With CSX Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    Activist shareholders claim the company has derailed, but the CEO's performance says otherwise. Cramer got him on the phone to get the whole story.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.

  • McGraw CEO: Look For Second-Half Bounce Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 5:08 PM ET

    McGraw Hill Companies posted fourth-quarter earnings that missed analysts' expectations by 9 cents per share, as revenue from credit market services tumbled. The diversified information services provider's CEO told CNBC he expects a challenging first half of 2008 -- but with a better performance in the second half.

  • Merck And Schering Reeling From Vytorin Study Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 1:56 PM ET

    ImpactRx--which follows prescription writing for the industry, investors and analysts--is out with a press release this afternoon assessing the damage to Merck and Schering-Plough's cholesterol franchise of Vytorin and Zetia.

  • The Strike and NBC: Less Pilots, More Guts Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    There's a silver lining in any cloud and NBC Universal is finding one in the writer's strike, according to Jeff Zucker, the company's president and CEO.

  • Becton Dickinson: Immune to Market Turmoil? Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    The recent market turmoil is causing many investors worry, but not every sector is plagued by nervousness.  Some sectors seem to be immune to the turmoil and others, like healthcare, seem to be thriving.

  • Burger King: A Defensive Play? Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 12:08 PM ET

    The economic slowdown may be causing some consumers to forfeit dining out or to “trade down” and eat at fast-food restaurants.  Burger King CEO John Chidsey says his company is benefiting from this trend.

  • Sprint CFO to Leave in New Executive Shake-Up Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 9:55 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel said Thursday Chief Financial Officer Paul Saleh and two other top executives would leave the company in a new management shake-up as the No. 3 U.S. mobile service grapples with subscriber declines.

  • Ford: Still A Long Road Ahead For Making Things Better Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 8:34 AM ET
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    As I stand outside. Ford headquarters on a brutally cold day, I'm toying with how to make a play on words about Ford's 4Q earnings might be warming the hearts and portfolio's of it's investors.

  • This press release and letters to the CEOs of MRK and SGP from the House Energy and Commerce Committee just arrived in my inbox:

  • Bank of America's CEO says he is not pleased with his own company's performance and sees anemic growth for 2008. Still, he believes the purchase of Countrywide will close in the second half of this year, sending CFC shares up in early trading.

  • Ford

    Give the guys at the blue oval credit. Their new model and new technology push is getting the attention of younger buyers. I'm not ready to say Ford's line-up is packed with models the youngsters want, but there's definitely momentum building.