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  • Stocks Close Mixed as Investors Await Earnings Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed on Monday as strength in tech stocks was overshadowed by investor concerns ahead of earnings season.

  • Alcoa to Sell Units, Take Charges in Revamp Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 5:09 PM ET

    Alcoa, the biggest U.S. aluminum producer, said Thursday it will sell its packaging and consumer and automotive castings businesses, and restructure its electrical and electronic solutions business.

  • Stocks End Down Slightly Despite Solid Consumer Data Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 5:23 PM ET

    Stocks ended Friday down slightly as dollar weakness sparked inflation concerns but losses were limited by solid U.S. consumer data. "Housing is slowing down but the U.S. consumer isn't," said Robert Froehlich of DWS Scudder. "The numbers today show that this dichotomy is in place and housing is in trouble but the consumers keep shopping."

  • Pressure Cranks Up On Alcatel-Lucent's Russo Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 11:55 AM ET

    The board of directors of Alcatel-Lucent has given chief executive Patricia Russo one month to produce an emergency restructuring plan, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • Sell Block: Chuck Citi's Prince Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 7:31 PM ET

    There's a reason CEOs end up in Cramer's Hall of Shame. Here are three whose companies are a definite sell, sell, sell!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.

  • Trading the Next Two Days Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 10:37 AM ET

    While the general feeling is that this will be a quiet two days due partly to the Rosh Hashanah holiday, there is a fly in the ointment: next week's quadruple witching expiration (the quarterly expiration of index futures and options, and individual stock futures and options) coupled with the Fed meeting has a lot of traders nervous about expected high levels of volatility...

  • Alcatel-Lucent Cuts Guidance, Shares Slump Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    Telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent lost over a tenth of its stock market value after issuing its third outlook warning this year.

  • China Chalco's Shares Dive After Alcoa Sale Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 12:37 AM ET

    Shares in Aluminum Corp of China, dived more than 11% on Thursday after news that Alcoa, the world's top aluminum producer, sold its stake in the Chinese firm for US$2 billion.

  • Alcoa Selling Entire Chalco Stake for Up to $2 Billion Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 2:42 PM ET

    Alcoa said Wednesday it sold its stake in Aluminum Corp. of China (Chalco) for about $2 billion, a $1.8 billion gain on an investment that had yielded no real cooperation on the ground.

  • Boeing CEO Faults Alcoa for Dreamliner Bolt Shortage Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 3:31 PM ET
    In this hand hout computer-generated image provided by Boeing shows the company's new series Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Wednesday, April; 27, 2005.  A senior Boeing Co. official on Wednesday brushed off the threat of European rival Airbus SAS's "superjumbo," saying orders for Boeing's smaller, more fuel-efficient Dreamliner were robust. (AP Photo/Boeing) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

    The shortage of aluminum and titanium bolts -- known as fasteners in the aerospace industry -- has been publicly discussed by Boeing for six months or so, but the problem is still not completely solved, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said at an investor presentation.

  • Rio Tinto, the world's third largest miner by revenues, said Monday it has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $38.1 billion (28 billion euros) takeover of Alcan.

  • Rebound From Summer Swoon Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    The market’s rebound from its worst decline in four years picked up steam Wednesday. The Dow jumped 145 points on the hopes The Fed has restored order to the credit market and dealmaking can continue unbridled. Can it?

  • A late rally pushed U.S. stocks sharply higher at the close as takeover news and rate-cut speculation overshadowed jitters about tighter credit markets. "We think that liquidity is returning to the market after being problematic," said Kevin Cronin, head of investments at Putnam. "We think the Fed's actions last week righted the ship."

  • Pfizer "Dials Up" Telecom Exec D'Amelio For Help (update) Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 11:00 AM ET
    Frank D'Amilio

    Late last year, in his first and last interview with CNBC following the blowup of the cholesterol drug torcetrapib, I asked new Pfizer CEO, Jeff Kindler, how he could go from "selling chicken" at Boston Market (he used to run the chain for McDonald's) to "selling drugs". Based on the subsequent vibe I got, it was clear that some of the Pfizer media relations people at the time didn't like the question.

  • Pfizer Picks Alcatel-Lucent Exec as New CFO Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    Pfizer on Wednesday said it named Frank A. D'Amelio, a senior executive of Alcatel-Lucent, as chief financial officer of the drugmaker.

  • Stocks rallied Friday as investors were encouraged by a cut in discount rates by the Fed. "As long as we can stay out of the woods with further credit problems, we can build from this base and go forward steadily," said James Maguire, Sr., managing director at LaBranche. "I think we've hit the bottom. We might fish around here for a bit, but I'm very confident."

  • Midwest Air Spurns AirTran, Accepts Bid from TPG Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Midwest Air Group, which had been fending off hostile suitor AirTran Holdings, on Friday said it accepted a higher bid of about $450 million from private equity firm TPG Capital and Northwest Airlines.

  • Midwest Shares Rise as AirTran Raises Bid to $16.25 Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 6:26 PM ET

    AirTran Holdings Tuesday raised its offer to buy Midwest Air Group by 3 percent, to about $445 million, in a last-ditch bid to win control of the rival airline.

  • Icahn Fund Discloses Major Stakes in Alcan and Alcoa Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 4:41 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    U.S. billionaire investor Carl Icahn reported on Tuesday that his fund has taken significant stakes in aluminum companies Alcan  and Alcoa, which had previously held discussions to merge.

  • Midwest Air Investor Concerned About TPG Offer Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 10:47 AM ET

    Pequot Capital Management, a large shareholder in Midwest Air Group, said on Tuesday that it has "significant concerns" about the airline's decision to pursue a bid by TPG Capital and Northwest Airlines.