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  • 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.

  • Digging Through the Dow Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:48 PM ET

    People just don’t believe Cramer when he says he thinks the Dow Jones Industrial Average will see 14,548 by year’s end. That’s why all week he’s breaking down each component of the index to show the nonbelievers from where the next 1,000 points is coming. 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.

  • British music company EMI agreed to a 2.4 billion pounds ($4.73 billion) cash takeover from private equity group Terra Firma on Monday in what could be a final snub to long-term suitor and rival Warner Music Group.

  • Italy's UniCredit has agreed to buy smaller rival Capitalia for more than $29 billion in shares to create Europe's second biggest bank, with branches stretching from Sicily to Eastern Europe.

  • The Week on Wall Street Friday, 18 May 2007 | 6:28 PM ET

    Stocks ended the week mostly higher as strong economic data, soothing comments from Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke and continued M&A action kept buyers in the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week with gains of 1.7% while the S&P 500 traded up 1.1%. Both indexes closed higher for the seventh straight week. Not so for the Nasdaq, however, which fell 0.2%.

  • Billionaire Buying Spree Friday, 18 May 2007 | 6:16 PM ET

    Amid the roaring bull market, three big investors disclose details of some big trades within their huge portfolios.

  • No.1 - Billionaire Boys Go Buying Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    Over the last 2 days The Street’s most admired investors all revealed they were purchasing more stocks. Warren Buffett, George Soros, Carl Icahn and Eddie Lampert disclosed holdings that ranged from drugs to railroads. Click here to find out exactly what they’re buying and why.

  • Stocks Stage Broad Rally As Dow Sees Triple-Digit Gains Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 4:51 PM ET

    Stocks moved broadly higher and the Dow logged triple-digit gains as investors were encouraged by large investments revealed by several billionaire investors. "We're in a bull market without any question," said Ned Riley, CEO of Riley Asset Management. "You can't deny this market because there is so much money being invested."

  • The market appears to love Eddie Lampert's investment in Citigroup. But no one except the famed hedge-fund manager or a coterie of his senior advisers has a clue what he really wants from the banking giant except a higher stock price.

  • RBS Partners, an affiliate of Edward Lampert's ESL Investments, disclosed on Tuesday that it owned 15.24 million shares of Citigroup worth $782.6 million as of March 31 this year. So why is Eddie Lampert buying Citigroup and what does it mean for CEO Chuck Prince?

  • Responding to recent calls for General Electric to spin off NBC Universal, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt said he sees strong growth ahead for the news and entertainment unit but that "nothing is safe."