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  • Market pros will be looking closely at the tech sector in the upcoming earnings season, but for investors seeking a quick pop, they need look no further than the energy sector as oil prices remain at record levels.

  • It has been almost a year since this Mad Money institution first aired, and now it's time to shake things up. Say hello to three new members.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.

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    You'd think that with sand being one of the world's most abundant natural resources--and the key ingredient used in chip making--that there'd be no chance of a silicon shortage. You'd be wrong, and you can thank the incredibly fast growing solar panel industry for the problem. These two industries have been fighting for raw material to fuel their growth for some time, but now, an innovative solution may make both sides happy--and generate many happy returns for investors in companies like Intel, National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Freescale, AMD and so many others.

  • Stocks ended the week lower as investors were rattled by rising energy prices and worries about the potential fallout from two struggling mortgage securities funds managed by Bear Stearns.

  • The tech sector is roaring today. And despite a hard rule that tech should not be bought before August, Cramer said there are some good short-term trades in the market right 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.

  • Stocks closed higher as investors were encouraged by solid economic data amid a broad rally in technology stocks. "We were pretty oversold yesterday," said Tom Schrader, managing director of US listed trading at Stifel Nicolaus. "We had some good news from the tech sector which propelled the Nasdaq higher."

  • U.S. Stocks closed broadly higher, posting the best weekly gain in nearly two months, following tame inflation news. "The market has so much upward momentum right now," said Darin Richards, chief investment officer at AKT Wealth Advisors. "I don't think I see anything right now that would really derail this market substantially."

  • Inflation data will set the agenda today as traders await the release of the CPI. Stock markets around the world are higher.

  • Global microchip sales will grow by only 1.8% this year, much slower than an earlier projection of a 10% increase, as prices in key markets tumble, an industry group said.

  • There's been a dramatic increase in options  trading.

  • Intel detailed plans Tuesday to team up with Asustek Computer, the world's largest maker of computer motherboards, to make a notebook PC that would cost as little as $200 aimed at the education market in developing countries.

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    Toshiba said it would buy microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices, ending its exclusive ties with Intel for the supply of the brains that run computers, and sending its shares higher.

  • Stocks ended broadly lower and the Dow fell for the fourth straight session after strong economic data lowered the odds of a near-term cut in interest rates. "The market was looking for a reason to pull back," said Brian Belski, chief U.S. strategist at Merrill Lynch. "Coming into the holiday weekend, it's not surprising that we're seeing some weakness."

  • Dell, which has relied mostly on a direct-to-consumer sales model, will start selling computers  through Wal-Mart stores. The deal aroused concerns about possible margin-tightening for chip makers.

  • 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.

  • Asset sales and earnings reports catalyzed the most actively traded stocks on Tuesday.

  • M&A news and quarterly updates provided some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Monday.

  • Whoops! They did it again!You probably never thought of linking Britney Spears to the Silicon Valley stalwart HP, but another embarrassing gaffe grips the folks in Palo Alto.Somehow, some way, HP's finance team mistakenly releases the company's second quarter guidance which was supposed to be disclosed a week from tomorrow when HP was set to release earnings after the bell. Instead, the company cops to the "inadvertent disclosure of financial information relating to HP's recently completed second fiscal quarter through an internal email sent Monday evening to a single outside party."

  • Cramer is seeing shortfalls in this sector everywhere he looks. But that could be good news for this PC bellwether.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.

  • Texas Instruments (TXN), the world's largest maker of mobile-phone chips, reveals information about the future of chip sales, and the news spreads like wildfire. Click here to find out how the news affected some of biggest stocks in the space.