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  • BHP Billiton Seeks Partner for Alcoa Bid: Report Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 12:04 PM ET

    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, is in talks with private equity firms to team up for a possible $40 billion bid for U.S. aluminum company Alcoa, London's Times newspaper said on Tuesday.

  • Alcan Says Alcoa Bid Lacking, Mulls Options Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    Alcan the big Canadian aluminum maker, said Friday that a $28.6-billion hostile takeover offer from Alcoa remains inadequate, and that it is pursuing alternatives such as talks with other groups.

  • Alcoa Hints at Boosting Offer for Alcan Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    Alcoa says it could raise its hostile $28.6 billion offer for Alcan if warranted, but the Canadian aluminum maker has rebuffed requests for talks, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.

  • Alcan Rebuffs Alcoa's Request for Takeover Talks Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 3:03 PM ET

    Alcan has rebuffed requests by Alcoa for a meeting to discuss Alcoa's hostile $28.6 billion offer for the Canadian aluminum producer, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.

  • Earnings news and clinical trial data were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Monday.

  • Ron Kiddoo, chief investment officer for Cozad Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he expects the market to gain more than 10% this year.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 11:09 AM ET

    SunTrust, Starbucks, Superior Offshore 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.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 6:56 PM ET

    Amazon, Savient Pharma, Staples, Barnes Group 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.

  • European Stocks to Watch: British Energy Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 12:51 PM ET

    Shares in nuclear power group British Energy fell 2.1% despite the overall strength of the FTSE-100, following proposals from the British government to cut its stake in the nuclear power group Wednesday.

  • BHP Billiton Appoints Marius Kloppers as New CEO Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 7:40 PM ET

    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said on Thursday it had appointed Marius Kloppers as its new Chief Executive Officer to replace outgoing boss Chip Goodyear.

  • An Iron Company That's a Steel Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 6:26 PM ET

    Takeover or no takeover, Cramer says Cleveland-Cliffs is at the top of the heap in the iron game.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.

  • Rio Tinto Says Alcan Bid Talk is Speculation Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest mining group, dismissed talk that it was lining up a bid for Canadian aluminum maker Alcan as speculation, but did not todeny the rumor outright.

  • Rio Tinto Eyeing Bid for Canada's Alcan: Report Sunday, 27 May 2007 | 7:43 PM ET

    Rio Tinto has hired Deutsche Bank to advise it on a possible bid for Canadian aluminum producer Alcan, the Sydney Morning Herald paper reported on Monday.

  • Stocks closed lower as comments from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and worries about upcoming economic data deflated a rally fed by takeover news.  "The market's been held up by all of this M&A activity, not by fundamentals," said Ed Peters, chief investment officer at PanAgora Asset Management.

  • Alcan has entered early-stage discussions with global mining giant BHP Billiton as it looks to fend off an unwanted takeover attempt by US rival Alcoa, Canada's Global and Mail newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Friday, 11 May 2007 | 6:36 PM ET

    Blockbuster, Activision, Trump 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.

  • Stocks sold off across the board, and the Dow fell almost 150 points, after mixed economic data prompted investors to book gains.  "A day like today was inevitable," said Michael Cuggino of Permanent Portfolio Funds. "I would caution investors not to get overly concerned based on today's (economic) statistics."

  • Rio Tinto Shares Slip Back After Record Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 12:34 AM ET

    Shares in Rio Tinto retreated as much as 4% on Thursday, a day after surging to a record onspeculation BHP Billiton may make a $100 billion-plus takeover bid.

  • Dow Closes At Record High As Fed Holds Rates Steady Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher and the Dow closed at a new record after the Federal Reserve voted to keep interest rates unchanged. "You're seeing a lot of money that was put on the sidelines earlier in the day … that money was safe to come into the market," said Jeff Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial Services.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stocks are searching for direction at lower levels ahead of the Fed's meeting today. The Fed is not expected to move on rates but its comment will be watched carefully.