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  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 7:31 PM ET

    American Standard, Dell, Southern Copper 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.

  • KKR Denies Report That IPO Is on Hold Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on Wednesday denied a report by the Times of London saying that the private equity firm has put its $1.25 billion initial public offering on hold.

  • U.S. stocks closed little-changed amid investor concerns that more credit troubles may be down the road. "I think there's still a lot of convincing to do to investors that things are going to work out fairly well," said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor's.

  • Blackstone Group President Hamilton James said Monday that new deals are tougher to find amid a tightening in the credit markets, and will impact near-term results.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 10:21 AM ET

    Stocks start the week on firmer ground after central bankers once again pumped cash into the markets, injecting confidence and liquidity. Stock markets around the globe gained, and U.S. stock futures are higher.

  • Virgin Media Delays Auction on Debt Market Worries Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 11:09 AM ET
    Virgin Media

    British cable operator Virgin Media on Tuesday postponed the sale of the company after it became apparent buyers would not have access to the debt needed to do a deal right away.

  • Mad Money Mortgage Madness Index Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    There’s no place for bullishness until this mortgage/private-equity mess gets stabilized. But when will investors know that happened? 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.

  • August may mark the depths of summer vacation season, but it's been getting a bad wrap in recent years on Wall Street. Over the span of just about two-decades, the eighth month of the year has become among the weakest for the S&P 500, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac.

  • Options Report: Playing and Dealing With Volatility Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 2:56 PM ET

    Volatility is the life blood of the options markets, and investors have been getting plenty of it amid the implosion of the housing market and worries about tightening credit.

  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the private equity firm planning to go public, should yank its IPO from the market, according to analysts, who say declining credit markets make it tough for a leveraged buyout firm to bring an offering to market.

  • Shares of online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide  fell 3 percent in their market debut Friday from a lowered initial offering price.

  • While Vodafone itself has debunked a story in FT.com's Alphaville blog that Vodaphone was "mulling" a $160 billion takeover of Verizon, Verizon options have been actively traded.

  • Blackstone Unit to Acquire DJO for $1.3 Billion Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 11:36 AM ET

    The deal will bring together DJO and medical device maker ReAble Therapeutics, formerly known as Encore Medical. The companies make complementary orthopedic and pain-management products, DJO said.

  • The stock market finished the week with the Dow Jones Industrial average and the S&P 500 closing at lifetime highs for a second consecutive day.  The Nasdaq Composite shook off earlier weakness to close in the plus column.

  • Blackstone Ahead in Cadbury Drinks Auction: Sources Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 3:32 PM ET
    Dr. Pepper

    A Blackstone private equity consortium is emerging as the front-runner in the auction for Cadbury Schweppes's North American drinks unit in a deal worth up to 7.5 billion pounds ($15.2 billion), sources close to the situation said on Friday.

  • Sell Block Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 11:44 AM ET

    Buying stock in private equity companies now is like buying technology in 2000. There’s no point to getting in at the top.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.

  • Partners of private equity firm Blackstone Group may have devised a way to avoid payingtax on $3.7 billion raised largely in the firm's initial public offering last month, the New York Times reported on Friday.

  • Whitbread Climbs on Bid Talk, Tops FTSE Gainers Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 6:06 AM ET

    Shares in Whitbread jumped about 6% to 1,925 pence on Wednesday as traders cited talk that U.S. property investor Starwood Capital Group was about to launch an offer for the U.K. company.

  • Private Equity Ready to Target Big Miners: Report Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 3:18 AM ET

    Private equity corporate raiders who have so far sidestepped the mining sector despite widespread consolidation, could soon reset their sights, global accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young said on Wednesday.

  • 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.