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  • J. Ezra Merkin, a New York financier, wrote his investors last month that he too was shocked by the news that Bernard L. Madoff’s hedge fund was an elaborate Ponzi scheme.

  • Is Now The Time To Legalize Drugs? Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 8:33 AM ET

    This may be apocryphal, but when FDR was running for President for the first time in 1932, he said something along the lines of "What America needs now is a good, stiff drink." Then he won and went on to help end prohibition. Well, now we've got a new Democratic President coming into office, we're in similarly dire economic straits, and maybe what America needs is a nice toke?

  • Dow Has Worst Start to a Year Ever Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated. The Dow and S&P logged their worst starts to the year ever.

  • Stocks Tumble as Bank Worries Escalate Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:56 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Stocks Tumble as Bank Worries Escalate Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Futures Skid After Dismal Retail Sales Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    Futures were lower after the drop in retail sales came in about double what was expected and as earnings worries escalated.

  • 5 Legal Documents You Need Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:11 PM ET

    No matter if you’re single, married, rich, poor, with children or without, these documents will help protect your family and your assets.

  • Madoff Spotlight Turns to Role of Offshore Funds Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 4:10 AM ET

    The investigations into Bernard L. Madoff are expanding into offshore tax havens, the New York Times reported.

  • The Bernie Madoff story is making us all re-evaluate where we have our money. Let's make sure, if nothing else, it teaches us to be wary of potential cons.

  • How to Become Your Own Boss Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 11:06 AM ET

    It's a dream for many and a reality for more everyday. Here's your guide for making sure you do it right.

  • Web Extra: How to Sue Your Creditors Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Sometimes, it's the only option you've got left if you're being taken advantage of. But you better be prepared for a long, hard slog.

  • Family Financial Feuds Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 7:03 PM ET

    Family and money don’t always mix. But when they inevitably do, here’s how to plan for it.

  • Googling Obama's Economic Team Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    Cramer spoke with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google who is part of Obama’s transition economic advisory board about this new team and what they’ll do.

  • Optimistic For A Change Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 7:33 PM ET

    Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • Out with Cox, in with Uptick Rule Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 11:29 PM ET

    There's one specific decision, Cramer believes, that President-elect Obama can make that would have immediate positive effects and "restore stability and credibility to our stock market" -- without costing a dime! It could even stop the "endless incredible pummeling of stocks." What's this miracle move, you ask? Simple: he should replace SEC Chairman Chris Cox.

  • "Credit Repair" Companies -- Declined! Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Watch out for so-called "credit repair" companies that claim to be able to work miracles with your credit rating by removing all of the negative items. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!

  • A New Recipe for Cooking the Books Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    Under the stewardship of Chief Justice John Roberts, whose own background is largely in appellate litigation on behalf of corporate interests, business cases are a “growth area” of the Court’s docket.

  • Greenspan, Others Face Grilling Over Financial Crisis Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 4:30 AM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess.

  • Lehman Executives Including Fuld Subpoenaed Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Prosecutors have subpoenaed a dozen executives of Lehman Brothers Holdings including Chief Executive Dick Fuld in connection with three grand jury probes investigating the fall of the investment bank.

  • Seidman: How Good a Landlord Will Treasury Be? Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Under the new "bailout" — "rescue" — legislation, Treasury will be purchasing billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities — mostly backed by subprime mortgages.

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