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  • The Supreme Court handed Wall Street underwriters a major victory Monday by ruling that an antitrust lawsuit against them over the pricing of initial public stock offerings (IPOs) cannot go forward.

  • There are ways to play the stock market when interest rates are rising, analysts say, but investors should proceed with caution. "The market doesn't normally do well with rising interest rates, so a more defensive posture is in order," Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Robert W. Baird, told CNBC.com."

  • Citigroup's Weill Shows Giving Is "Feel Good Science" Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 11:53 AM ET
    "WoW" character - Chromie

    Citigroup Chairman Sandy Weill told our Mary Thompson this week that people should start giving their money away even before they have a lot of it. Ok, that's a great idea, though it's a bit easy for him to say. Weill and his wife have generously donated $250 million to Weill Cornell Medical College, and he feels passionate about it. Now we have the scientific proof behind that passion.

  • "Flamed" Again!! Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 2:29 PM ET

    Hi again, everyone. I've been remiss in not getting your comments on the blog with some of my responses, but yesterday's post about Apple shares brought an unusually high response. Both in the blog, and on my company email. In the media business, we have a term for the Mac (now iPod) faithful when we write or report some less-than-flattering comments and angles to the Apple story. We call it, "getting flamed."

  • A Good Old Boston Brawl Featuring Google and eBay Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 12:28 PM ET
    Ebay

    There may be a few party-planners at Google looking for work this morning. By now, you've heard the story, I'm sure, but for scene-setting purposes, here's the rub: eBay prepares to host its massive "eBay Live!" event in Boston this week, with 10,000 of the company's most rabid users getting together to celebrate their online lives and businesses. It's no secret that some eBayers continue to be upset about fees their paying the company and eBay's regular fee hikes.

  • Blackstone Market Debut Set for Week of June 25 Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 7:16 PM ET

    Blackstone Group's much-awaited initial public offering is set for the week of June 25, underwriters said.

  • Sandy Weill.

    Sandy Weill, former Citigroup chairman, told CNBC that philanthropy isn’t just about money.In an interview with CNBC's Mary Thompson, Weill said giving is about your talent and passion. He urged others to start giving when they’re young and before they have money. He said it’s important to give of your intelligence, energy and passion.

  • Apple's iPhone Doesn't Jump Through 'Hoopes' Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 2:19 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    You gotta hand it to ThinkEquity Partners' Apple analyst Jonathan Hoopes who broke from the Street pack and, (the horror!), downgraded Apple Inc. today. Downgraded? Apple? That's like oil and water! Paris and freedom! The last time Apple was downgraded? Citigroup, on April 26th, when Apple was trading at around $90 a share. Those poor Citigroup clients missed another 33% to the upside since that downgrade was published.

  • Four international banks were indicted in Milan Wednesday on charges related to the 2003 failure of the Parmalat dairy empire, Europe's largest corporate bankruptcy.

  • UBS to Pay $115 Million to Settle Enron Case Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 11:16 PM ET

    Swiss bank UBS agreed to pay Enron creditors $115 million in cash to settle a lawsuit related to equity transactions, the successor to the bankrupt energy trader said on Wednesday.

  • Despite the market's recent slump, U.S. stocks are a better bet right now than European shares, two market pros said on "Morning Call."

  • SAC & Jana Turn Up the Heat! Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

    Imagine you're a CEO or board member of a publicly traded company and you get this letter, signed by two very powerful, very successful hedge funds: Dearest Sir, We believe you should make a huge acquisition because the company as it stands won't deliver the returns we want (I.E. not BIG enough!). By the way, we own a huge stake in your company, and we WILL make it bigger. (Read between the lines: Do what we say, or else.) XOXO, SAC and Jana.

  • Stocks closed lower as investors used rising bond yields and diminished outlook  for an interest rate cut as excuses to take profits. "Technically, the market looks a lot like it looked before the 5% correction we got back in late February," said John Kattar, chief investment officer with Eastern Investment Advisors. "The market is overbought."

  • Commerzbank Shares up on Citibank Bid Talk: Traders Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 5:49 AM ET

    Commerzbank, which has been persistently cited as a possible takeover target, jumped 2.2 to 37.8 euros, its highest in nearly seven years on market talk Citigroup was likely to bid about 45 euros ($60.75)  a share for the bank.

  • Suggestions for Citigroup Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 7:03 PM ET

    Dump CEO Chuck Prince and break up the company. Two quick things that could add 14 points to this stock.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.

  • New York-based credit card and travel services company American Express is expected to sell its private banking business within weeks, said a source familiar with the matter.

  • A.G. Edwards Buyout Likely To Spur More Brokerage Deals Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 3:50 PM ET

    Wachovia's $6.8 billion agreement to buy A.G. Edwards is likely to spur more acquisitions of independent brokerage firms, analysts say. The reason: banks are trying to bulk up on brokerage services, while traditional outfits like Edwards are dwindling in number and losing clients to cheaper online competitors.

  • Wachovia Chairman and Chief Executive Ken Thompson told CNBC the acquisition of A.G. Edwards, announced Thursday, would double Wachovia's size and give them further reach into affluent and retirement markets.  Wachovia agreed to buy A.G. Edwards for about $6.8 billion in cash and stock, creating the second-largest U.S. retail brokerage.

  • Breaking Down the Dow Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 6:10 PM ET

    Cramer thinks this index will climb another thousand points by the end of the year. Owning the stocks that should get it there could do wonders for your portfolio.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.

  • 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.