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  • Buffett Boosts Bet on Burlington Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 11:43 AM ET

    Burlington Northern shares are picking up speed on Wall Street, after Warren Buffett added to his bet on the railroad. Buffett's apparent optimism on the rails gives Fast Money's Guy Adami an idea.  PLUS: Why Geico's Gecko may be going back to Massachusetts.

  • The huge market swings yesterday--including a 200 point rebound in the Dow during the last half hour--may have had some traders chugging Maalox. But others thrive on the roller-coaster ride. Don't look for the big ups and downs to stop anytime soon.

  • BNSF Quarterly Profit Slips on Fuel Charges Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe said on Tuesday that quarterly net profit fell as a result of higher fuel expenses.

  • Pricing Lifts Union Pacific Quarterly Profit Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 9:14 AM ET
    A Union Pacific steam.

    Union Pacific, the biggest U.S. railroad, reported a better-than-expected rise in profit Thursday due to improved efficiency and strong pricing despite slower U.S. economic growth and bad weather.

  • Billionaire Buying Spree Friday, 18 May 2007 | 6:16 PM ET

    Amid the roaring bull market, three big investors disclose details of some big trades within their huge portfolios.

  • Railroad company Norfolk Southern reported a lower quarterly profit citing softness in the U.S. economy, in particular the housing and automotive sectors, but beat analysts' forecasts.

  • On Track With Trinity Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 7:12 PM ET

    Just because the rails business has already enjoyed a good run doesn’t mean you still can’t make some money. Here is Cramer’s second pick for playing 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.

  • Playing the Fringe Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 7:08 PM ET

    There’s more than one way to profit from a stock cycle. With the railroads on the rise, Cramer thinks there’s no time like the present to show you how.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.

  • Warren Buffett isn’t the only one interested in railroads. Activist shareholders are eyeing railroad operator CSX, which could be contributing to Wednesday’s surge in the stock, CNBC’s David Faber reported.

  • Eurostar Plans 25% Cut in CO2 by 2012 Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 2:11 AM ET

    Eurostar, the passenger train service linking London and mainland Europe, set a target on Tuesday to cut CO2 emissions by 25% per passenger by 2012.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has bought large stakes in two other North American railroad companies besides Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CNBC's Liz Claman has learned.  Berkshire recently acquired a 10.9% stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe , becoming the railroad company's largest shareholder.

  • Railroads on Track for Solid Returns, Analysts Say Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    Thomas Wadewitz, transportation analyst at JP Morgan Chase, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that railroads should be able to increase rates, making the sector attractive to investors.

  • Strategist Advises: 'Stick With The Stock Market' Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 5:04 PM ET

    Sometimes "good news is bad news" -- and vice versa, according to Andrew Burkly, market strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman. He explained his reasoning to CNBC's Melissa Francis -- and also told her why he prefers equities to commodities.Speaking on "Closing Bell," Burkly took the "bad news" -- weaker economic growth -- and pointed out that the slowdown could lead to "one or two" Federal Reserve rate cuts, which would be "good for P/E ratios."

  • Sacre Bleu: French Train Makes History Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 6:00 PM ET

    A French-built high-speed train has broken the world speed record on rail: With a 25,000 horsepower engine and special wheels, the train hit a speed of more than 357 mph. The train’s performance was close -- but was not as fast as the Japanese maglev (magnetic) train that reached 361 mph in 2003. CNBC’s Phil Lebeau joined Erin Burnett on "Street Signs" to discuss why the U.S. can’t -- or won't -- do the same thing.

  • Strategist Sees Stocks Returning 6% to 8% This Year Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 4:07 PM ET

    Mark Thomas, chief investment strategist for ValueStockTips.com, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he’s now 100% in cash, but still expects the stock market to return gains of 6% to 8% this year.Thomas on Monday said he expects to remain on the sidelines for the next two to four weeks to reduce risk in a volatile market. Also, he said many people pull money out of stocks this time of year to pay their taxes.

  • More Mad Money Merger Picks Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 8:06 PM ET

    Cramer continues his list of the top 10 potential anti-competitive deals coming before 2008.

  • Norfolk Southern reported weaker-than-expected results, blaming lower freight volumes in some segments on a "softer economy." The company's stock fell as much as 6%.