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  • Stalled ABN Deal Weighs on Barclays Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 4:42 AM ET

    Shares of Barclays fell Thursday, as uncertainty about the outcome of its deal to acquire Dutch rival ABN Amro overshadowed an upbeat trading statement.

  • Are You Diversified? Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 6:53 PM ET

    Everyone wants to give lip service to diversification, but when it comes down to it, they still just focus on the flavor of the month. Not on Cramer’s watch.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.

  • British bank Barclays said on Monday it was not discussing selling any major assets in ABN Amro as part of its takeover proposal, after a newspaper said it may sell ABN's Brazilian business.

  • RBS and BoA Talk About ABN Amro's LaSalle Unit: WSJ Friday, 18 May 2007 | 11:11 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland is in talks with Bank of America over a deal on LaSalle, the U.S. unit of ABN Amro at the heart of the battle for control of the Dutch bank, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • ABN Amro CEO Won't Step Down: Report Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 5:19 AM ET

    The embattled chief executive of Dutch bank ABN Amro Rijkman Groenink told Dutch RTL television Wednesday he would not succumb to pressure to resign.

  • Countrywide to Beef Up Sales Ranks as Rivals Falter Monday, 14 May 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    Countrywide Financial, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, plans to add 2,000 sales jobs this year as a housing slowdown batters weaker rivals, Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo said on Monday.

  • A Royal Bank of Scotland-led consortium said it had secured financing for its proposed takeover of Dutch bank ABN Amro and said its plan had lower risk and not significantly more job cuts than a rival offer.

  • Stocks That Pay Dividends Are A Good Bet For Retirement Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Joseph Keating, chief investment officer at First American Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that dividend stocks are a good bet in retirement.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Ionatron, Diageo, Starbucks, Bank of America 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.

  • Barclays President Robert Diamond told CNBC's "Squawk Box" his company has no plans to add a cash component to its $88 billion takeover offer for Dutch bank ABN Amro.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland is considering a hostile bid for all of ABN Amro as a war of words broke out between the Dutch bank and its would-be British suitor, the Times of London reported.

  • Dow Reaches New High on Alcoa But Stocks End Mixed Monday, 7 May 2007 | 5:07 PM ET

    The Dow ended at another new high after Alcoa announced a takeover bid for rival Alcan, but the overall indexes closed mixed as Wall Street awaits Wednesday's Fed meeting. "The liquidity and M&A is continuing to drive the market," said Robert Pavlik, chief investment officer at Oaktree Asset Management.

  • ABN Amro rejected a $24.5 billion offer for its U.S. bank LaSalle from a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland on Monday, but said it would put the offer and other proposals to a shareholder vote.

  • Bank of America Offers No-Fee Mortgage Monday, 7 May 2007 | 4:12 AM ET

    Achieving the American dream of home ownership has never been as simple as just paying for the house itself. There are always the closings costs to pay for, too.

  • Bank of America sued Dutch bank ABN Amro over the No. 2 U.S. bank's agreement to buy ABN's U.S. unit, LaSalle, seeking an injunction barring the unit's sale to any other party.

  • Bank of America sued Dutch bank ABN Amro over the No. 2 U.S. bank's agreement to buy ABN's U.S. unit, LaSalle, seeking an injunction barring the unit's sale to any other party.

  • A Royal Bank of Scotland led group is likely to proceed with a conditional bid for ABN AMRO's U.S. bank LaSalle by Sunday despite a Dutch court blocking the sale process of the unit, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • ABN Asks RBS for More Details as Legal Battle Brews Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Dutch bank ABN Amro has asked suitors led by Royal Bank of Scotland to provide more details of the financing and structure of a planned $98 billion offer that could scupper its agreed deal with Barclays.

  • Going Dutch: Don’t Expect a Quick Solution Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 8:10 AM ET

    Chests are being bared, knuckles cracked and muscles flexed. What we have here is the making of a good old fashioned punch up. In the red corner, Barclay’s bank and Bank of America, and in the blue corner, the challengers: RBS, Santander and Fortis. Although the prize, ABN Amro, ought to be neutral-- to maximize shareholder returns -- management has given the nod to Barclays.

  • ABN Faces New Suit as Takeover Battle Heats Up Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 6:12 AM ET

    An investor in ABN Amro has filed a class action suit against the bank in an effort to scrap an $88 billion takeover by Barclays and the sale of U.S. unit LaSalle, saying directors failed in their duties.