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  • Can earnings guidance be trusted? Firms as disparate as Caterpillar, Cummins, Yahoo! and Research in Motion all beat first-quarter earnings expectations. David Dropsey, equity research analyst at Thomson Financial, and Dirk van Dijk, director of research at Zacks Investment Research, each gave "Power Lunch" viewers their perspectives on the apparent data gap.

  • Cummins, a diesel engine maker, posted a better-than-expected increase in quarterly profit as strength at its power generation and distribution businesses offset an expected decline in truck engine sales in North America.

  • It’s Not Too Late to Ride the Bull Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 8:22 PM ET

    Household products, oil drillers, healthcare, materials, telecom, international brokers, agriculture, aerospace, biotech – these are the sectors Cramer thinks will rally the hardest. He suggests you buy now.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.

  • Game Plan Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 2:11 PM ET

    It wouldn’t be a Friday on Mad Money if you didn’t get a strategy from Cramer on how to play the market next week. 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 closed with broad gains on Friday and the major markets finished at record levels following a week filled with positive earnings surprises. "A lot of people thought this was supposed to be the quarter where earnings growth slowed down but most reports have been impressive," said Rick Pendergraft, chief investment analyst at Investor's Daily Edge.

  • Caterpillar

    Caterpillar , the manufacturer of heavy construction and mining equipment, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday and raised its outlook, saying strength in almost all of its businesses was offsetting weakness in residential housing and on-highway engine markets.

  • Hot Stocks: Google, Caterpillar Among Big Movers Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 1:39 PM ET

    Earnings blowouts from Google and strong guidance from two key names in the industrial sector were among the catalysts for Friday's most-active stocks.

  • Berry Blackout: Sometimes you have to chase the news, but sometimes the news chases you. It was our affiliate, WNBC-TV, which first put together the story that Research In Motion’s BlackBerry system had suffered a massive outage overnight -- leaving users all over the Western Hemisphere without instant access to e-mail messages. ... Also: I’m the last guy to spoil a good market party, but as the keeper of market factoids, it was unusual to see the Dow reach a record high -- yet have two-thirds of the Dow components trading lower...

  • Dow Closes at Record High But Tech Drags on Nasdaq Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 5:30 PM ET

    The Dow closed at a new record as blue chip stocks were boosted by upside earnings reports, but stocks ended mixed after two notable tech names disappointed investors. JP Morgan Chase added positive momentum to the financial sector, closing at a new high after the bank reported first-quarter earnings growth of 55%.

  • Your Questions About Mastercard, M&A and more... Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 9:37 PM ET

    Diego from Miami asks: given all the concerns about credit deterioration, why hasn't Mastercard sold off while other companies like American Express have?

  • Deciphering Fed Talk Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 8:29 PM ET

    To most people, the Federal Reserve is about as exciting as reading Moby Dick. But that doesn’t mean the underlying message is any less important. In these situations, let Cramer be your Cliff Notes.

  • ‘The Market Is Stupid’ Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 6:12 PM ET

    Cramer’s calling BS on the Street. Caterpillar at $63 and change is wrong. It’s a gross injustice – a travesty of a mockery of a sham – and he plans to do something about it.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! Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 6:57 PM ET

    Today Cramer gives advice on Amgen, Cisco and more. He's also banning two stocks from the Lightning Round!

  • Dow Sets New Record Close; Bulls Shrug Off Weak Data Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | 4:18 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrials closed at another record high as positive momentum trumped a weak manufacturing report. "The markets are floating on a sea of liquidity, but the real driver of this market is the increasing risk appetite of investors." Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James, told CNBC.com.

  • Caterpillar Announces $7.5 Billion Share Buyback Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

    Caterpillar plans a new $7.5 billion share buyback over the next five years, citing its confidence in long-term growth prospects and cash-flow generation.

  • U.S. stocks may have more room to run, but analysts say it might be wise to buy on the dips as the market looks for the next big catalyst to move it forward.

  • Bush On The Street: Promotes Economic Agenda Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | 11:55 AM ET

    President George W. Bush is speaking on Wall Street today to further promote the economic initiatives he laid out during his State of the Union speech last week. Yesterday, the president visited the Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria, Ill., where he emphasized the importance of free trade rather than the protectionist rhetoric coming from some Democrats.

  • Markets End Mixed As Investors Focus On Fed Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed on Monday as investors cast a wary eye on rising interest rates ahead of the Fed's two day meeting this week.

  • Stocks Whipsawed Ahead of Fed Meeting, Economic Data Sunday, 28 Jan 2007 | 6:25 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower following a volatile week of trading that was punctuated by a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports and strong economic data, which fizzled many investors hopes the Fed will lower interest rates.

  • Net income at the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy machinery maker rose to $882 million, or $1.32 a share, from earnings of $846 million, or $1.20 a share, a year ago.