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  • European Shares Close Lower as Banks Dip Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:55 AM ET

    European shares ended down on Monday as fresh credit concerns hit banking shares, while technology stocks rallied as investors sought alternatives to the financial sector.

  • Rio Rebuffs BHP, Outlines Growth Plans Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 9:49 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto will spend $2.4 billion on new mines, raise its dividend and generate billions of dollars from asset sales as it seeks to fend off a $120 billion takeover proposal from larger rival BHP Billiton.

  • BHP Likely to Keep Alcan Smelter Projects Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 7:42 AM ET

    BHP Billiton's proposed takeover of Rio Tinto will likely not affect several billion dollars' worth of planned aluminum investment that Rio inherited when it took over Alcan this year, analysts say.

  • China Fund Denies BHP Bid Plans Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 5:54 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    China's new sovereign wealth fund denied on Monday it may team up with local steel makers to bid $200 billion for Rio Tinto, blocking a rival offer by BHP Billiton.

  • BHP Chief Calls on Baosteel as Rio Bid Pressed Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 6:54 AM ET

    The chief of BHP Billiton called on the offices of China's top steelmaker on Wednesday as BHP presses its case for a takeover of rival Rio Tinto amid a mounting chorus of opposition to the merger from its customers.

  • Steel Lobby to Call for EU to Block Rio/BHP Merger Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 6:33 AM ET

    Eurofer, the lobby group for the European steel industry, said on Tuesday it will ask the European Commission to block BHP Billiton's plans to buy rival Rio Tinto due to competition concerns.

  • Hundreds Of Stocks Hit August Lows: Which Way Is Up? Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:17 PM ET

    Markets at the close ending at the lows again. Fourth 200 point decline in the Dow this month. More than 300 stocks at the NYSE hit new lows today, the highest level since the August lows. Technicals have now become very important, with the S&P slipping below last week's low.

  • On the Line: Lundin Mining CEO Karl-Axel Waplan Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 11:09 AM ET

    Is it time to throw in the towel on this underperformer? Cramer finds out.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 May Consider Taking Offer to Rio's Shareholders Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    Mining giant BHP Billiton, whose multi-million-dollar takeover plan has been rejected by Rio Tinto's management, may consider taking an offer directly to Rio's shareholders in the future, BHP's chief said on Saturday.

  • Europe Shares Close at Two-Month Low Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 12:55 PM ET

    Banking stocks led European shares to a two-month closing low on Friday as concern grew the sector could be faced with further problems stemming from the meltdown in the US subprime mortgage market.

  • Stop Trading!: Tech Bottom Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 3:41 PM ET

    Watch for momentum to come back in tech stocks, Cramer said. Also, the new oil services king 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.

  • BHP Pitches $30 Billion Buyback; Rio Unmoved Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | 11:54 PM ET

    BHP Billiton on Monday mapped out its plan for acquiring rival Rio Tinto , promising to hand shareholders $30 billion via a share buyback if the deal goes through, in the hope of drawing Rio's board into talks.

  • BHP May Shed Petroleum Arm: Report Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining group, is considering the sale of one of its largest units, BHP Petroleum, to help finance a hostile takeover of Rio Tinto, the UK Sunday Times newspaper said.

  • Rio Tinto

    Investors seem sure that mining giant BHP Billiton will continue its $149 billion pursuit of Rio Tinto, a combination that would control more than one-third of the world's iron ore sales.

  • Winners & Losers: Techs Tumble Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 7:11 PM ET

    Technology stocks in the past week have gone almost unscathed while financial stocks continue their freefall.  But, the bull run ended Thursday with tech heavyweights Google and Apple on the down side.

  • Stocks fell for a second straight day, led by declines in the Nasdaq after tech bellwether Cisco Systems signaled the credit crisis was hurting demand from key customers, including banks.

  • Rio Tinto Rejects BHP Billiton's All-Stock Offer Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    BHP Billiton has made a long-awaited bid approach to Rio Tinto in a move aimed at creating a $350 billion-plus mining giant, but Rio rejected the all-share proposal as too low.

  • Markets: Will There Be Effort To Sell Later Today? Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:19 AM ET

    It wasn't supposed to happen this way. I was out last night with a group of hedge fund traders, and as the news came in that AIG's numbers were lousy, and Cisco was a mess, the traders nodded approvingly. They were anticipating a large down day today, then a rally on Friday, and one trader said most of the traders in his shop (a well-known fast money firm)

  • Calmer Day on Wall Street ahead of Bernanke Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 8:18 AM ET

    Stocks are striking a much-improved tone after Wednesday's high energy selloff, as investors await testimony this morning from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Monthly chain store sales and some big earnings could also influence direction.

  • 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.