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  • Novo Nordisk: A Big "No" To Inhaled Insulin--For Now Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 8:11 AM ET

    In the wake of Pfizer pulling the plug on its poor-selling inhaled insulin Exubera, the world's biggest diabetes drug company, Novo Nordisk is throwing in the towel on development of its version of inhaled insulin.

  • House Panel Asks CEOs to Testify on Severance Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 6:31 PM ET

    A Congressional committee said on Monday it invited current and former chief executives of three major financial institutions -- Countrywide Financial Corp , Citigroup  and Merrill Lynch  -- to testify on Feb. 7 about their severance packages.

  • Merck And Schering Plough: "Enhancing" A Franchise? Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    The highly anticipated results of the study that goes by the acronym "ENHANCE" are out this morning. You can see what it stands for in the companies' press release. (I wonder how many meetings and brainstorming sessions go into coming up with some of the industry's clinical trial acronyms and abbreviations.)

  • Cramer's Gold Stock For 2008 Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 10:30 AM ET

    Everyone should have a gold stock in their portfolio, Cramer says, now more than ever. He speaks to the CEO of his favorite.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.

  • Disney CEO Got 7% Compensation Increase Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 2:53 PM ET

    Walt Disney President and Chief Executive Robert Iger received a 7 percent increase in total compensation in fiscal 2007, to $27.7 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.

  • Countrywide's headquarters in Los Angeles.

    I'm outside Countrywide headquarters this morning, where employees have a mixture of relief and worry. Countrywide has already laid off 11,000 people, but it's certain that more will eventually have to go. Bank of America won't need everyone. This could affect everyone from bank tellers to the corporate pilots (Countrywide has not one but two Gulf Streams).

  • In the Studio: VF Corp CEO Eric Wiseman Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:21 PM ET

    Cramer often tells Homegamers to be wary when a new CEO takes the helm of a company. This is the exception to the rule. 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.

  • Shell's Hofmeister: "We Need To Increase Oil Supply" Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 1:18 PM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell execs have been talking about the impact of high oil prices on future energy projects--but the company continues to press on with plans despite headwinds facing the sector. “Increasing supply is best way to affect the price,” says Shell Oil President John Hofmeister.

  • Merrill Wants to Hire Former Goldman Executive Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 5:06 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch & Co is seeking to hire Thomas Montag, who retired as one of Goldman Sachs co-heads of global securities trading last month, according to financial sources.

  • Target CEO Ulrich to Retire Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 4:30 PM ET

    In a long-expected move, discount retailer Target said Wednesday that Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Ulrich will retire May 1 and be replaced by President Gregg Steinhafel.

  • Greenberg-Led Group Not Seeking Takeover of AIG Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 4:09 PM ET

    Former American International Group Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg said that a group he represents currently does not intend to solicit proxies from AIG shareholders, buy more AIG shares, or initiate a tender offer for the company.

  • New Bear Stearns CEO: Worst May Be Over Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    After significant writedowns and a top level shakeup at the company, is there more trouble ahead for Bearn Stearns? The new CEO, Alan Schwartz, doesn't think so ... but he's not giving guarantees.

  • All Fired Up: Sallie Mae & Krispy Kreme Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    Even with new CEOs, these stocks should not be touched, Cramer says. They are intrinsically broken.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.

  • All Fired Up: Bear vs. Merrill Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    Jimmy Cayne's departure isn't quite enough for the beleagured Bear, Cramer says. It'll need to take a page out of Merrill's playbook to get back on track.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.

  • All Fired Up: Starbucks Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 7:21 PM ET

    New CEO Howard Schultz called Cramer to personally promise a turnaround. Cramer believes he can deliver.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.

  • Amgen And Me: We're Still On The "Wrong" Foot Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 3:56 PM ET
    AMGEN

    So, imagine my surprise when Amgen put out a press release this morning with new financial guidance. You can read it for yourself here. The release was issued in conjunction with the company's presentation at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference.

  • Bear Stearns Ripe for Takeover as New CEO Steps In Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 11:37 AM ET
    James Cayne

    Bear Stearns' management shake-up could make the investment bank a takeover target, but the specter of more write-downs might keep suitors on the sidelines.

  • Genzyme And Isis Steal Show With Cholesterol Drug Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    After the closing bell Monday, Genzyme and Isis Pharmaceuticals announced a blockbuster deal that set the overcrowded halls abuzz here at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference. They're partnering on an Isis drug in late-stage development for cholesterol. It's a once-a-week injectable for people who don't get their cholesterol low enough taking a statin like Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor.

  • Starbucks

    He's back 'for the long term.' The man who commercialized the gourmet cafe brand and convinced the world to pay $5+ for a cup of specialty coffee is returning to the CEO seat. Howard Schultz is once again the CEO at Starbucks and says that he plans to recaffeinate sales and perk up the coffee giants' sagging stock price.

  • Slowdown talk hurts tech, commodities, defense stocks today. UBS downgrades IBM on concerns about a slowing in tech orders; Deutsche Bank downgrades Boeing and Goodrich. Commodities weak across the board—metals, steel, iron ore (2nd day in a row.) Defensive stocks—consumer, drugs all strong. Lilly upgraded at Morgan Stanley.