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  • Stocks rallied on Friday, sending the S&P 500 index to a new closing record, as a solid employment report rekindled optimism about the outlook for economic growth and corporate profits. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, meanwhile, traded above its record close for much of the session but gave back some of those gains.

  • Game Plan: Dow to 14,500 Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Cramer is still confident the index will reach his year-end target. Here are the leaders that will get it there.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.

  • Dow Arrows Toward Cramer’s Target Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 8:44 PM ET

    Two key events should put the index back on track to 14,548.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.

  • Let's See What Junior Can Do Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:09 AM ET
    AMP 88 Racecar

    I'm really loving the fact that Dale Jr. will be driving the No. 88 car next year with Amp on his hood instead of Mountain Dew. When it was first rumored that "Little E" would shed Budweiser for Mountain Dew, I wasn't that excited. Why? Because Mountain Dew is already the fourth largest soda brand in the US, behind Coke, Pepsi and Diet Coke. If Earnhardt had Mountain Dew on his hood, we'd never know if he did anything for them. Like Budweiser, the brand was just too big before he arrived.

  • American Express agreed to sell its international banking subsidiary, American Express Bank, to U.K. bank Standard Chartered in a deal worth approximately $1.1 billion, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

  • NYSE traders

    Stocks closed with modest gains as investors' hopes for a cut in interest rates overshadowed credit market concerns. "What I see is sellers pulling back and waiting for the good news from the Fed," said Phil Roth, chief technical market analyst with Miller Tabak. "The Fed is keeping selling off of the market."

  • CNBC's Becky Quick spoke by telephone with Warren Buffett this morning.  Mr. Buffett tells Becky that all the speculation (specifically today's Wall Street Journal piece) about what he might be buying in these times of turmoil is just that, speculation.  PLUS: A video clip of the Motley Fool's Bill Mann on all that speculation and an interview with Buffett-watcher Andrew Kilpatrick.

  • Tiger Woods is the only athlete who will come close to earning $100 million in endorsements this year. But the actions of two of the companies he had deals with questions whether Woods is worth the price companies pay. Last week, American Express signed a deal to become the official card of the PGA of America and the USGA and in the process decided to end its deal with Woods after a 10-year relationship with the brand.

  • Deciphering the Dow Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 7:22 PM ET

    Despite predictions that the Dow would be down big, the index posted a triple-digit gain for the second day in a row. So what's the deal?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.

  • A second day of stock market advances sizzled at the open, but then faded.  Some strategists are concerned that momentum could easily wane if those who bought on the rebound Monday opt to book fast profits and sell into strength.

  • Quarterly earnings reports and new drug trial data were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Wednesday.

  • Stocks ended sharply lower on several disappointing earnings reports and concerns about the housing industry. "The housing story has gone from bad to worse. It's pretty clear that the subprime market is not as well contained as a lot of people had been thinking," said David Rosenberg, North American economist at Merrill Lynch.

  • American Express reported second-quarter earnings of 88 cents a share, topping estimates, though revenue came in short of expectations.

  • Dow Closes at Record High, but Falls Short of 14,000 Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high, but slipped below 14,000 after trading above the milestone earlier in the session.  Traders remained optimistic that the market will power higher. "We're not going to stop at 14,000; it's just an arbitrary number," said Gordon Charlop, president of Walter J. Dowd.

  • GE, Apple, GM Find "Green Pastures" On Live Earth Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Tomorrow, the NBC Universal Family brings us Live Earth--with a three hour primetime special on NBC, plus 18 hours of coverage of Bravo and seven hours on our very own CNBC. Plus coverage on all sorts of other channels in the family--including Telemundo, Mun2, Universal HD, and the Sundance Channel. A sign of the power of the Live Earth message, NBC has attracted some top-notch (huge and influential) advertisers--General Motors, Apple, and American Express.

  • The Breakdown on Buffett Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | 11:32 AM ET

    On Wall Street, the Berkshire Hathaway chief is a god. But does he still have his mojo after all these years?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.

  • Fund Manager Picks Big, Small Pharma Stocks Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 1:06 PM ET

    Pharmaceutical stocks is the place to invest in the current market, according to Kris Jenner, portfolio manager for the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund. The medical doctor told "Morning Call" viewers he likes large-cap Wyeth and small-cap Alexion Pharmaceuticals, in particular. "There is no more valuable opportunity in the pharmaceutical industry today than bringing forward an Alzheimer's product," Jenner said of Wyeth, which has made advances in treating the disease.

  • New York-based credit card and travel services company American Express is expected to sell its private banking business within weeks, said a source familiar with the matter.

  • In a first for the credit card industry, American Express  is allowing some cardholders to charge their monthly mortgage payments.

  • Hate Writing the Mortgage Check? Charge It!! Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    I love plastic. I know, I know, the petroleum issues. But today I learned one more reason to love plastic: I can pay for my mortgage with it. Yes, American Express is breaking new ground, allowing its card members to pay their monthly mortgage bills on the card. I know what you're thinking, but hold on... Amex is requiring that these be prime loans only, so you can forget that whole subprime mortgage implosion issue. And of course, they'll be charging you $395 to enroll in the program.