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  • Cramer's Wall of Shame Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 6:58 PM ET

    Here it is, Jim's list of the worst CEOs in the biz. It takes years of hard work and peerless incompetence to make the cut. Well done, people.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.

  • The recent selloff in the major market indexes is likely over, market pros said, and stocks should resume their uptrend but a lack of earnings news makes the near-term outlook somewhat cloudy.

  • Dissecting the Dow Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 6:26 PM ET

    All this week Cramer is going through the Dow Jones Industrial Average - explaining, stock by stock, why he thinks the index is going to 14,548 by year’s end. 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.

  • General Electric agreed to sell its GE Plastics unit to Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for $11.6 billion and plans to use much of the proceeds to repurchase stock.  "It's hard for me" to sell the plastics business, GE CEO Jeff Immelt told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "But I think it goes to what I’ve always said about the companies--you’ve got to be tough- minded about the portfolio."

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 7:40 PM ET

    El Paso, ING, Lamar Advertising, Cleveland Cliffs and more...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.

  • Stocks posted their fourth straight week of gains, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its third record close in row. The markets were boosted by better-than-expected corporate earnings, which managed to outweigh a weaker-than-expected estimate of first-quarter economic growth.

  • It’s Not Too Late to Ride the Bull Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 8:22 PM ET

    Household products, oil drillers, healthcare, materials, telecom, international brokers, agriculture, aerospace, biotech – these are the sectors Cramer thinks will rally the hardest. He suggests you buy now.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.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 9:01 AM ET

    Stocks are set to continue their move upward this morning, after world markets joined the Wall Street buying spree that pushed the Dow above 13,000 for the first time and brought the S&P 500 within striking distance of its 2000 high. Stronger-than-expected earnings continue to set the tone this morning, with reports from Ford, Exxon Mobil and 3M already in and Apple still aglow from yesterday's strong profit report.

  • 3M Net Profit Jumps on Sale of Pharma Business Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    Conglomerate 3M said Thursday its first-quarter earnings and revenue climbed from the same quarter last year, thanks to strength in its health care and security businesses and the sale of its European branded pharmaceutical business.

  • "It's more company-specific news items than anything else," Tony Dwyer, equity market strategist at FTN Midwest Securities, said in an interview with  CNBC.com. "You had a very near-term oversold market, you've had a back-and-forth tape over the last few days,  so today evens it out."

  • 3M Shares Jump on News of $7 Billion Buyback Program Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    "3M is another example of Corporate America utilizing its balance sheet to maximize shareholder returns," Goldman Sachs analyst Jack Kelly said in a research note.

  • Stocks Finish Higher Ahead of Fed; Energy Leads Gains Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 6:56 PM ET

    A sharp rise in crude oil prices failed to deter investors on Tuesday as they nibbled at stocks ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates, set for release tomorrow afternoon.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: When A Story Is Really A Story Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 2:30 PM ET

    Is It News Or Not?  In the world of investments and markets, it’s sometimes hard to tell at first glance. At around 8 am, a single headline flashed: Motorola says investor Carl Icahn has a 1.4 percent stake and will seek a board seat. (That’s when all the heads in the control room turn around and look at me. Terrifying!).

  • 3M, the diversified manufacturer and Dow component, posted a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit and said global economic growth was slowing slightly.

  • Investors have worried about a slowdown in the U.S. economy and look to companies like 3M for clues to the future.

  • Fed On The Clock and Oil Firms Up Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 7:46 AM ET

    The Dow is pointing higher this morning as investors focus on the Fed's two day meeting and a bunch of big earning reports. European markets are slightly weaker and Asian stocks were mixed overnight. The yen remains lower against the dollar.

  • During the final week of the year, CNBC spoke with analysts to get their top picks for 2007.  Large cap names and private equity were winners in 2006, and many analysts are expecting more of the same next year. But look for some picks that may be surprising as well.

  • Today's Close: The Best and Worst Of 2006 Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 4:01 PM ET

    As we end for today, we can safely report it's been a banner year for stocks--by just about everyone's measuring stick. Bonds didn't so bad either. Blue chips were certainly the big standouts of 2006. The Dow Jones industrial average--the index of 30 of the nation’s biggest companies, hit record levels dozens of times since closing at 12,011.73 on Oct. 19. It's since surged to an intra-day high of 12,529.87. All this despite....

  • Stocks Edge Lower as Late Selloff Reins in Dow Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back fractionally as a late-day selloff prevented another record day for the Dow, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 finished slightly lower as well.

  • Market Wrap: Late Day Sell-Off On Transports, Oil Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks ended the day on the downside with more deals and earnings news driving the momentum on Wall Street today. All three major indexes closed down fractionally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded in a narrow range of about 40 points. More from Mary Thompson, CNBC’s “Eye on the Floor.”