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  • Celeb Tucker Holds Lead: Cromwell Takes 2nd Spot! Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 11:52 AM ET
    James Tucker

    Actor Jonathan Tucker holds the lead in Trading With The Stars--as Ernie Hudson falls to 4th place from 2nd on a 30% decline on I2 Technologies. Meanwhile, James Cromwell moves into second followed by Stephen Collins in third. Only $982 separates James and Stephen--and lower down in the rankings--only about $200 separate Chris Moneymaker and Judy Gold. Willie falls from 5th to 9th losing over $72K and falling under $1M in total portfolio value, taking a hit on his sale of Glatfelter--which fell almost 7% Tuesday.

  • Celeb Top Spots Hold: Others Battle For Position Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 9:50 AM ET
    James Tucker

    Jonathan Tucker and Stephen Collins continue to hold the top 2 spots. Stephen added another $22K on big gains with Varian Semi Eqmt Assoc. which was up 22.79%. Neither made any transactions Friday besides adding $3,000 in bonus bucks each. Ernie Hudson jumped from #8 to #4 gaining $68,399.39 over Thursday's total mostly on the sale of Biadu.com Inc. which added $56,240.00. Meanwhile, Johnny Bench dropped from #7 back to the basement. Both of his holdings were down Friday for a loss of $32,242.72 or -3.08% on the day.

  • Alcoa To Explore Sale Of Packaging Operations Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 2:46 PM ET

    Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum company, said it may sell three of its businesses including its packaging unit, which makes Reynolds Wrap, sending shares of the world's largest aluminum company up more than 7%.

  • Arch Coal posted better-than-expected first-quarter profit despite a drop in coal prices that squeezed the miner's margins.

  • Celebs: Tucker Holds On As Garson Fights Back! Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 11:31 AM ET
    James Tucker

    What's the latest on Trading With The Stars?? Actor Jonathan Tucker holds onto 1st place (and gets his picture posted again) because of Google's solid earnings and gains across almost all of his holdings. Meanwhile, Willie Garson fights his way back into third place on Brilliance China Auto, as Chris Moneymaker falls from 3rd to 5th place on a $60K loss on Tempur-Pedic.

  • Celeb Gold "Cries Out" For Stock Picks Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    Celeb comedienne Judy Gold needs help--she's in 7th place, down from 6th after once being in 2nd! (she prefers to remember that day). So, Judy made a visit to The Solaris Group and talked with managing partner Tim Ghriskey. (the firm may never be the same again). It seems she tried a new strategy--shedding tears in order to get the right picks. Here's the video of her day at Solaris.

  • Celeb Tucker "Stages" Comeback--Tops Stars! Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    Time to put back Jonathan Tucker's photo in the blog post as the actor has pushed out poker champion Chris Moneymaker from the top spot in Trading With The Stars.  Jonathan is now followed by fellow actor Stephen Collins in 2nd. Moneymaker lost on Cubist Pharma which fell 7.46% Thursday. It's a close race between the top 3, with only....

  • Celeb Moneymaker Keeps Top Spot: Garson In Second Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 11:24 AM ET

    World champ poker player Chris Moneymaker retains his lead in Trading With The Stars--though actor Willie Garson climbed back into second. Only about $10,000 separates the two. The balance between the two will hang on Monday's (today's) performance of Moneymaker's purchase of Rio Narcea Mines and Willie's buy of Mattel. AND Johnny Bench fought his way...

  • Celeb Moneymaker "Bets" His Way To The Top! Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    World champion poker player Chris Moneymaker is number one in Trading With The Stars! He knocks Willie Garson out of first place--taking the lead for the SECOND time in the competition. He was number one back on April 3rd. (thanks to producer Lori Spechler for pointing this out). BUT is it a "bluff?"--only $2,590.29 separates the two players. So, there could be more trading places in the days ahead. Here's a breakdown:

  • Celeb Garson Holds Lead But Collins Moves Up Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 10:03 AM ET
    Willie Garson

    Willie Garson proves himself as a celeb to beat, and holds the lead for the 3rd straight day in Trading With The Stars. There was a "flip flop" (no politicians here) of sorts as actor Stephen Collins replaced champion poker player Chris Moneymaker in the second spot--and Chris is in third. All the other celebs are holding their previous places. Actor James Cromwell is showing...

  • Stocks: What You're Buying, Selling And Holding Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Okay, here's a look at the stocks making the most waves from last Thursday to Monday's close. There are the usual suspects in the most actives and most widely held. But new names are showing up in the best and worst performing. Earnings boosted one stock, WDFC and helped put James Kraber into second place on the leaderboard, as we mentioned in our first post today.

  • Celeb Gold: Still Searching For A Big Move Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Here's a look at where celeb Judy Gold stands in Trading with the Stars--as chronicled by the crew on "Morning Call," the show she's playing for.  She's in 6th place, but DYING to move up a spot or two. Willie Garson still leads the pack after what can only be described as a "tremendous" move up the ranks. (see Timothy Sykes' blog post today).

  • Celeb Willie G. Makes Move: Now In First!! Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    Wow--a big move and an exciting day for the celebrities in "Trading With The Stars." In a big upset--really big--actor Willie Garson propels himself from last place to take the top spot on a HUGE gain with his trade on Robbins & Myers. All our celebs showed gains in their portfolio except for Ernie Hudson who lost out on AgioDynamics which he held a day too long, erasing his earlier gains and dropping him into last place..

  • Stock Updates: New Name Makes Most Active List Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    Here's our look at the stocks making the most "noise" with traders. There's a new name on the most actives--as you will see below. And Freemont General seems to have run its course, and takes a top spot in the worst performing list--while still showing up in the most active list as well as the most widely held.

  • Update On Most Active Stocks And Biggest Gainers Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    Hi folks. Here's a look at the stocks you are buying and trading. The best performing trades by % gain from Monday's close to Tuesday's close were: Valhi : If you bought on Monday at $14.90 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $17.93, the contestant gained 20.34% on the trade. Valhi gained almost 13% Monday and Tuesday, followed with another 20% gain...

  • Guest Blogger James Altucher: His Picks For Contest Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 3:21 PM ET

    We add another guest blogger to our site--James Altucher, who is a regular on the contest program "How To Win." James joins Jeff Mishlove who also appears on "How To Win," and both will write about their picks and sometimes their pans (we hope not to often on that last part). Here's what James sent us today..

  • Celebs Raise Stakes As Money Flows In Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    Our celeb stock players seem to be getting the hang of "making money." All but two of them saw gains Monday (even Johnny Bench!). Ernie Hudson had the biggest "up" percentage--gaining 1.01% or just a little over $10k. Only Chris Gardner, down a minisucle 0.01% or $80.00 and Wille Garson, down a bigger .058% or $5,600, came out on the losing end.

  • Nippon Steel, Tata in Talks on Joint Output Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 7:58 PM ET

    Nippon Steel, the world's second-largest steel maker, is in talks with India's Tata Steel tojointly produce automotive sheet steel in India, the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday.

  • Xstrata Makes $4 Billion Cash Bid for LionOre Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 5:40 AM ET

    Mining company Xstrata said Monday it has made a 4.6 billion Canadian dollar ($4 billion; 3 billion euros) takeover bid for Canada's LionOre Mining International.

  • Arcelor, Nippon Steel to Double U.S. Output Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | 10:55 PM ET

    Arcelor Mittal and Nippon Steel have agreed to boost automotive sheet capacity at theirequally-owned joint venture in the U.S., the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday.

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