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  • Markets Feel January Lows Will Soon Be Tested Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    Futures are up slightly after yesterday's 90 percent downside day. The problem with yesterday is that it clearly reinforced the notion that we are still in a downtrend; many now expect the January lows to be tested. The Dow is down nearly 500 points in the last two trading sessions.

  • Worst Drop In 11 Months Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 7:39 PM ET

    Tuesday was a dizzying day on Wall Street with the Dow plunging lower. What's the word on the Street?

  • The Election & Your Portfolio: A Primer Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 6:00 PM ET

    Not paying attention to the elections and how it might affect your portfolio? Shame on you! Here's a brief primer: health care, tobacco, Fannie Mae and more...

  • Chinalco President Lobbies Australia on Rio Stake Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 10:47 PM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Aluminum Corp of China will explain to Australian political leaders on Tuesday why it bought a 9 percent stake in Rio Tinto, in a move seen as an attempt to ease concerns may try to take over one of Australia's biggest companies.

  • Tomorrow's Playbook - Lights, Camera, Earnings Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    Who will be the winners and losers as media and metals report earnings this week. Also what's the trade as retailers release sales figures, Thursday?

  • Chinalco Says No Plans for Bigger Rio Stake Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 1:24 PM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) said on Monday it was content with the $14 billion stake it bought last week in miner Rio Tinto, dousing talk it was planning a rival bid to BHP Billiton's offer for Rio.

  • U.S. Retail, Banks, Builders Down; China Metals Hot Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    The retailers, financials, and home builders are leading the market down. Again. These groups have outperformed because of the short covering in the past two weeks; that bid may now be fading. But China? Lots to report.

  • Best Week In 5 Years Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Despite concerns about a weaker-than-expected jobs report, investors bid stocks higher, led by financial issues. Here's the word on the Street.

  • Chinalco, Alcoa Take 12% Stake in Rio Tinto Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:27 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    China teamed up with U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa to buy a $14 billion stake in Rio Tinto on Friday and said it may make a bid, threatening miner BHP Billiton's efforts to win Rio.

  • Rio Advisers Say BHP Can Afford to Raise Bid Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:17 AM ET

    BHP Billiton could afford a 4.25-for-one offer for Rio Tinto, advisers to Rio have calculated, which would be worth more than $157 billion.

  • Houston, We Have a Bottom Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    Cramer sees all the telltale signs. Time for a new playbook.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!: Buy Retail Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 3:20 PM ET

    Take your pick, Cramer says. The time to buy is 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.

  • BHP Pushes Mines Hard as Rio Offer Deadline Looms Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    BHP Billiton, looking to win support for a takeover of rival Rio Tinto , said growth in production of key commodities such as copper and iron ore accelerated in the three months to December.

  • Lightning Round: RIMM, Shutterfly, J. Crew and More Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 7:44 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.

  • BHP Is Unlikely to Boost Rio Tinto Offer: WSJ Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | 11:27 PM ET

    BHP Billiton is unlikely to increase its $130 billion unsolicited proposal to acquire mining rival Rio Tinto by a Feb. 6 deadline, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. 

  • BHP Billiton Taps Banks for Rio Bid: Sunday Times Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    BHP Billiton has brought in more banks to help it find the $70 billion it needs to fund its planned takeover of Rio Tinto, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported.

  • How to Trade Alcoa, Rival Mining Stocks Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    Alcoa said fourth-quarter profit rose 76 percent on restructuring and tax benefits, offsetting lower aluminum prices. Experts weigh in on how to trade the aluminum firm's stock and other metals and mining companies.

  • Alcoa's Quarterly Profit Rises, Beats Estimates Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:16 AM ET

    Aluminum producer Alcoa said fourth-quarter earnings soared 76 percent, buoyed by the pending sale of its packaging and consumer businesses.

  • Game Plan: Piggybacking to Profits Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 8:01 PM ET

    Sometimes it pays to be a follower -- especially when the fund you're behind jumped 80% in 2007.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.

  • BHP Considers Not Raising Bid for Rio Tinto: Report Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 8:27 PM ET

    BHP Billiton is considering submitting an unchanged US$150 billion bid to Rio Tinto's shareholders ahead of the February 6 deadline set by the UK Takeover Panel for BHP to make a formal offer for Rio, the UK's Sunday Times reported at the weekend, without citing sources.