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  • Stocks closed slightly lower as investors focused on rising oil prices and fluctuating interest rates. "Prices for crude oil are not really moving up as much as they are being pulled up by gasoline," said Stephen Schork, editor of The Schork Report. "Specifically, there's the persistent fear in the market that there is not going to enough gasoline to get us through the season."

  • Stop Trading! Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 3:52 PM ET

    Will Alcoa be acquired?; FedEx gets downgraded - does the U.S. economy go with it?; Wendy's puts itself up for sale.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.

  • Alcoa's shares jumped nearly 3 percent to a six-year-high Monday on renewed speculation that mining giant BHP Billiton has revived plans for a $40 billion takeover of the U.S. aluminum company.

  • BHP Billiton Mulling Rival Bid for Alcan Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 4:09 AM ET

    The world's largest mining group, BHP Billiton, is considering a rival bid for aluminum producer Alcan and has hired an investment bank, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Stocks rallied across the board and the Dow put in its best one-day performance of the year following strong economic data and a decline in bond yields. "The market has been oversold and people were focusing on rates but then the market started looking a little cheaper and we had buyers come in today," said Todd Leone, head of listed trading at Cowen and Co.

  • Boeing, the world's top-selling plane maker, forecast that 28,600 new aircraft worth about $2.8 trillion will be bought over the next 20 years on the back of rising demand for passenger travel and air cargo.

  • Boeing Downplays 787 Production Snags Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 6:18 AM ET

    As it builds the first of its 787 jetliners, Boeing is grappling with production snags ranging from fuselage sections that didn't fit together perfectly on the first try to an industrywide shortage of the fasteners that hold the plane together.

  • Midwest Withdraws Year Forecast, Cites Price Weakness Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    Midwest Air Group, which is trying to fend off a hostile takeover offer from AirTran Holdings, on Tuesday said its second-quarter earnings will fall short of analyst expectations and may be lower than a year ago because of weak fares.

  • Stocks closed flat as the markets failed to hang onto a minor afternoon rally. "As volatility starts to pick up again, people have begun to realize that the probability of the Fed easing here is very, very low -- maybe even a better probability the Fed tightens here," said Richard Bernstein, chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch.

  • SAC & Jana Turn Up the Heat! Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

    Imagine you're a CEO or board member of a publicly traded company and you get this letter, signed by two very powerful, very successful hedge funds: Dearest Sir, We believe you should make a huge acquisition because the company as it stands won't deliver the returns we want (I.E. not BIG enough!). By the way, we own a huge stake in your company, and we WILL make it bigger. (Read between the lines: Do what we say, or else.) XOXO, SAC and Jana.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 7:00 PM ET

    AirTran, Fannie Mae, Tesco 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.

  • Norwegian industrial group Norsk Hydro reported a smaller-than-expected 12% drop in first-quarter operating profit, helped by strong results for its aluminium metal business.

  • Rio Tinto Says Alcan Bid Talk is Speculation Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest mining group, dismissed talk that it was lining up a bid for Canadian aluminum maker Alcan as speculation, but did not todeny the rumor outright.

  • Rio Tinto Eyeing Bid for Canada's Alcan: Report Sunday, 27 May 2007 | 7:43 PM ET

    Rio Tinto has hired Deutsche Bank to advise it on a possible bid for Canadian aluminum producer Alcan, the Sydney Morning Herald paper reported on Monday.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 6:37 PM ET

    Apple, Sony, NYSE Euronext 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.

  • Alcan has entered early-stage discussions with global mining giant BHP Billiton as it looks to fend off an unwanted takeover attempt by US rival Alcoa, Canada's Global and Mail newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Alcan's board unanimously recommended that shareholders reject Alcoa's unsolicited takeover offer of $73.25 a share in cash and stock, calling it inadequate and contrary to the best interests of Alcan's shareholders.

  • How the Dow Will Add Another 1,000 Points: Part 2 Monday, 21 May 2007 | 6:57 PM ET

    If the index is going to reach Cramer's target level, it's going to need some help from its components. Here are the first six and how they should push the Dow higher.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.

  • AirTran Holdings said Thursday holders of nearly 57 percent of Midwest Air Group shares backed its hostile takeover bid, bringing it a step closer to completing the deal.

  • The Week on Wall Street Friday, 11 May 2007 | 5:43 PM ET

    Stocks closed the week mixed as profit-taking and Fed-driven volatility created seesaw trading action in the major indexes. The Nasdaq posted a weekly decline of 0.4%, the S&P 500 ended flat and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%.