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  • Pfizer CEO: We're Ready For Generic Lipitor Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    I'm in the press room at the midtown Manhattan hotel where Pfizer is holding its analyst meeting. There's just over half a dozen reporters here and we're nearly outnumbered by PR folks. As one of them remarked, the press turnout for an event like this just isn't what it used to be...

  • 9-Year Auto Loans?! 'Crazy' But True! Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    Here's something that should make you realize what crazy times we are living in: 9-year auto loans are popping up around the country. That's right, it wasn't a typo. Nine years! 108 months! Almost a third of the time used to pay off a conventional mortgage!

  • Pfizer Not Getting The Love Before Analyst Meeting Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    The day before Pfizer's analyst meeting tomorrow investors are not showing much love for the beaten-down Dow component. PFE's trading in the early going today at its lowest level since December 2005.

  • Despite Gloom, Geneva Motor Show Offers Some Hope Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    Amid the gloomy comments from auto executives at the Geneva Motor Show, the unveilings of several important new models are being overshadowed. Take the new Ford Fiesta. This compact car is being sold in Europe, but the design cues and architecture behind this car will be the underpinnings of compact cars the automaker will roll out in the U.S. in the future.

  • Chesapeake’s Got Gas Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 7:26 PM ET

    Expensive oil and a coal shortage will only push this stock higher, Cramer says.

  • Drug Money Still A "Healthy Flow" To Democrats Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    On the eve of the make-or-break Texas-Ohio primaries for Sen. Hillary Clinton, she remains in first place in at least one "poll." The Center for Responsive Politics has updated its list of top pharmaceuticals/health products-industry money recipients based on the most recent campaign finance reports and the former First Lady edges out Sen. Barack Obama...

  • Sell Block: Fortress Is Castle in the Sand Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 8:26 PM ET

    Fortress Investment Group came to market at private equity's peak. Too bad no one but the company knew the party was over.

  • Food Demand Fuels Deere Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 7:18 PM ET

    It's Cramer's favorite of his Fab Five agriculture stocks. Don't miss this interview with the CEO.

  • Does CEO Pay Inspire Performance? Many Say No Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    Only 39 percent of big investors think the way U.S. companies reward top executives has helped improve corporate performance, and most believe that top managers have too much influence in setting their own pay, a new study has found.

  • Bayer Misses Forecasts; CEO Upbeat on 2008 Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    German drugs and chemicals group Bayer missed fourth-quarter earnings expectations Thursday, sending shares 4.7 percent lower on the DAX, but CEO Werner Wenning told CNBC he remains optimistic about the company’s outlook for this year.

  • Lechleiter Likes Lilly--A Lot Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    When Schering-Plough Chairman and CEO Fred Hassan recently decided to buy another $2 million worth of SGP shares in the wake of the Vytorin study takedown, the company put out a press release.

  • Onyx Hires New CEO--But Here's What You Won't Find In PR Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Recently I've blogged and raised the question in an interview about whether Onyx Pharmaceuticals might be having a tough time finding a new leader. Well, nearly six months since longtime Chairman and CEO Hollings Renton announced his plans to retire this year, the biotech company has filled the spot.

  • Herbalife Blooms Again Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 10:47 AM ET

    This company's turned a "trifecta of negativity" into pure positivity.

  • Foster Wheeler CEO Urges Investors to Think Long Term Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 10:47 AM ET

    A tough fourth quarter sunk the stock. But Ray Milchovich doesn't want people giving up yet.

  • On the Line: Inverness Medical CEO Ron Zwanziger Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    With the stock price recently cut in half, Cramer has some concerns. Find out how the chief executive responded.

  • OMV Quarterly Clean EBIT Rise 23%, Sees Robust 2008 Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 6:29 AM ET

    Austrian oil and gas group OMV reported on Tuesday a forecast-beating 23 percent increase in clean operating earnings in the fourth quarter on favourable crude prices and improved refining margins.

  • XTO Energy's Bright Future Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 7:13 PM ET

    CEO Bob Simpson trumpets the benefits of natural gas, and explains how he'll avoid butting heads with Hugo Chavez.

  • Pfizer's CEO Kindler Being Kind To Hillary--Again Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 1:37 PM ET

    According to The Center for Responsive Politics' web site Pfizer Chairman and CEO Jeff Kindler has opened his wallet again for Sen. Hillary Clinton. You can see his latest "give" here. Twice now within the past year Kindler has given the maximum amount ($2,300) an individual can contribute to a candidate.

  • Miami CEOs on Real Estate, Tourism & Healthcare Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Squawk Box was in Miami this morning, and the Squawk crew interviewed Miami-based CEOs on everything from real estate to healthcare.

  • Chrysler's Road Ahead Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    I hear it all the time from car buffs, Chrysler fans, and those who lament the struggles of the American automakers. It goes something like this: "Why is Chrysler cutting back here in the U.S. and looking to expand overseas?"