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  • Euro Stocks End Flat After Late Rally Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    European shares rallied in late trading on Thursday to close largely flat as gains for mobile phone maker Nokia and chemicals maker BASF offset losses for financials, notably UBS.

  • BHP Pushes Mines Hard as Rio Offer Deadline Looms Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    BHP Billiton, looking to win support for a takeover of rival Rio Tinto , said growth in production of key commodities such as copper and iron ore accelerated in the three months to December.

  • Stop Trading!: Are Shipping Stocks Sunk? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Is the possibility of a U.S. recession hurting Eagle Shipping? Cramer interviews the CEO to find out.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.

  • Brazil's Vale Preparing Bid for Xstrata: Reports Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | 12:48 PM ET

    Brazilian mining giant Vale  is preparing to make a bid for Anglo-Swiss rival Xstrata in deal that could be worth $90 billion, local newspapers reported on Monday.

  • Euro Shares Close Mixed, Gloom Returns Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    European stocks closed mixed Friday after a short rally during the day after better-than-expected consumer confidence data from the U.S. and on the back of talk of consolidation in the mining sector.

  • Talk of Sweeter BHP Offer Boosts Rio Shares Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 4:11 AM ET

    Speculation swirled on Friday that BHP Billiton was readying a sweetened offer that includes cash for rival Rio Tinto, driving Rio's shares 4.6 percent higher.

  • Rio Tinto Announces Record Production in 2007 Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    Mining giant Rio Tinto reported record annual output for key commodities Wednesday and said it expects growth to continue through 2008 on strong demand from developing countries like China and India.

  • The Scent of Steel Is in the Air Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 8:18 AM ET

    An evocative smell from childhood can quickly trigger the realization that cost cutting is not a strategy, but a reaction that, without corresponding investment, will doom industries.

  • Anglo American to Delay Tarmac Sale: Report Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 3:04 AM ET

    Mining group Anglo American has postponed plans to sell its 3 billion-pound ($5.9 billion) Tarmac road-covering business until turmoil on capital markets eases, Britain's Sunday Telegraph reported.

  • Helium: Not Just for Parties Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    Demand for this gas is so tight it's being compared to oil. Here's how Cramer recommends playing it.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.

  • Rio Tinto Challenges BHP with Bid Ultimatum Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 9:26 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto challenged BHP Billiton on Tuesday to make a formal bid to create a mega-mining house or walk away from what could be the second biggest takeover ever.

  • Miner Xstrata Open to Merger Suitors: FT Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 4:38 AM ET

    Xstrata, the world's sixth-biggest mining company, is open to talks with potential suitors, including Vale and Anglo American, the Financial Times said on Tuesday.

  • Lafarge to Buy Orascom Cement for $12.8 Billion Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 12:36 PM ET

    France's Lafarge, the world's biggest cement maker, has agreed to buy Egypt's Orascom Cement for 8.8 billion euros ($12.81 billion) to boost its earnings and exposure to high-growth emerging markets.

  • Blackstone Denies Rio Tinto Bid Speculation Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 11:58 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Private equity firm Blackstone Group on Monday denied speculation that it is planning a counterbid for Rio Tinto with a consortium believed to include China's sovereign wealth fund.

  • Rio Chief Says BHP Proposal "Dead in the Water" Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 11:54 PM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto Chief Executive Tom Albanese said on Friday BHP Billiton's $140 billion takeover proposal to assemble super mining house was now "dead in the water."

  • Striking Gold With Freeport-McMoRan Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    This company is the best way to play a sector that should be in bull mode for a long, long time.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.

  • China's Baosteel Denies Bid for Rio Tinto Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 8:10 PM ET
    Rio Tinto

    China's Baosteel group has no plan to bid for mining giant Rio Tinto and does not have the financial strength for such a bid, official Chinese media quoted Baosteel chairman Xu Lejiang as saying.

  • Euro Shares End Higher on Rate-Cut Hopes Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

    European shares gained 1.7 percent on Wednesday, snapping a two-day losing streak as banks and commodity stocks rose and a series of U.S. data releases soothed some concerns over the outlook for economic growth.

  • China's Baosteel Mulls Rio Tinto Bid: Report Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 2:44 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Top China steelmaker Baosteel is weighing a bid to counter BHP Billiton's $125 billion takeover offer for Rio Tinto, Baosteel Chairman Xu Lejiang told a Chinese business newspaper.

  • BHP Pitches $30 Billion Buyback; Rio Unmoved Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | 11:54 PM ET

    BHP Billiton on Monday mapped out its plan for acquiring rival Rio Tinto , promising to hand shareholders $30 billion via a share buyback if the deal goes through, in the hope of drawing Rio's board into talks.

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