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  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stocks futures are meandering on both sides of the unchanged mark after stronger-than-expected durable goods orders and investors now await new home sales data due at 10 am New York time.

  • U.S. stocks bounced off earlier lows but closed with small losses amid ongoing worries regarding the global credit environment. "The conventional logic was that the worst was behind us but then reality set in and there's still trouble out there," said Dan McMahon, head of listed trading at CIBC World Markets.

  • Banks Step Up Borrowing From the Fed Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 6:03 PM ET

    Banks have stepped up their borrowing from the Federal Reserve, a development encouraged by central bank policymakers to help stem a credit crunch that has roiled Wall Street.

  • Accredited Home Lenders Holding said on Thursday that Chief Financial Officer John Buchanan is resigning effective Aug. 31.

  • Thornburg Mortgage's president Larry Goldstone told CNBC that mortgage markets are still not functioning properly and that he's concerned that the housing slump could usher in a recession. "I am definitely concerned about it," said Goldstone.

  • The chief executive of Countrywide Financial told CNBC that Bank of America's $2 billion  investment in the struggling mortgage lender was a "priceless endorsement" for Countrywide but said the crisis in the housing and mortgage markets isn't getting any better.

  • Bank of America's decision to throw Countrywide Financial a $2 billion lifeline is far more than BofA telling Countrywide 'here's some money, pay us back when you can'. Countrywide is paying dearly for the injection.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 8:46 AM ET

    Stoked by positive developments on the credit and mortgage front, stocks are building on yesterday's gains and look ready to spring higher on the open.

  • Bank of America Invests $2 Billion in Countrywide Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 6:12 AM ET
    A Bank of America branch.

    Bank of America, said on Wednesday it would invest $2 billion in Countrywide Financial, helping shore up the finances at the largest U.S. mortgage lender, which has struggled with a liquidity crunch this month.

  • Stop Trading! Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 3:49 PM ET

    As more and more mortgage lenders close down, big banks should clean up.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.

  • Warren Buffet

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has just revealed its portfolio holdings for the second quarter.  New additions:  Bank of America and Dow Jones, plus increased stakes in some healthcare names.

  • 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.

  • Buffett Tells CNBC: Countrywide Report Just Speculation Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 12:48 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick this morning that speculation he may buy parts of beleaguered mortgage lender Countrywide Financial is just that, speculation.

  • Monday Morning Mortgages Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    Don't worry, I'm not quarterbacking the mortgage market, but I am checking the rates, and calling around. I just ran a Bankrate.com search on a 30-year jumbo fixed rate and localized it to Richmond, VA. I came up with rates anywhere from 6.750 with Amerisave to 7.515 with Countrywide to 8.200 with Bank of America.

  • “They’re pulling themselves out of the market to regroup,” is what one of my mortgage broker buddies told me on the phone this morning when I asked how in the heck Wells Fargo could raise rates on a 30-year jumbo fixed rate mortgage from 6 7/8% to 8% overnight. A jumbo is anything over $417,000, and given today’s home prices, that’s going to hit an awful lot of borrowers.

  • Saving the U.S. Economy Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 10:04 AM ET

    Key sectors like the homebuilders could continue to take a serious hit. But Cramer said it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are two things he thinks could save the market.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 Doom-and-Gloom Scenario Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    Cramer likes to say there’s always a bull market somewhere, but tonight he played the role of the ultimate bear.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.

  • Are You Diversified? Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    If this market is making you seasick, you are not alone. Up 150, down 250. You're confused. You're apprehensive. You're thinking about bailing out all together. Don't do it. Stay in the game, but more importantly, stay diversified.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.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 10:11 AM ET

    Amazon and Baidu, Bank of America and Citigroup, Caterpillar and Terex 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.

  • Stop Trading! Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    Want to know the best banks to buy? Cramer has the answer.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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