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  • Stock futures are laying a firm foundation for a higher opening today, as some big earnings dominate the morning headlines. Morgan Stanley stock is climbing after the firm reported a 41% increase in profit.

  • Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley’s new Asia chairman, shared insights on China and the global economy on “Closing Bell.” “The world economy is certainly a fairly resilient place, in being able to withstand even a tough blow in China,” Roach told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo. While the East Asian country exhibits “great growth on the surface,” Roach explained, but it’s “unbalanced.”

  • With aerospace companies likely to get a bump from the Paris Air Show and some key earnings reports on deck, there's plenty of action in the market for investors. Here are Cramer's picks.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.

  • Is Best Buy a good buy?; post-Purcell era Morgan Stanley; the only hotel stocks worth owning.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.

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

  • Lehman Brothers surprised Wall Street with record profits, beating estimates by 33 cents per share. As the largest brokerage firms gear up to report their quarterly financial results, is Lehman’s act too tough to follow? Jeffery Harte, managing director of equity research at Sandler O’Neill, joined CNBC’s Sue Herera on “Power Lunch” with an earnings outlook.

  • 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.

  • Ford Motor said on Tuesday it was working with financial advisers on the best options for its European luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover.

  • Lehman Brothers, the nation's fourth-largest investment bank, said Tuesday robust stock trading and buyout business pushed second-quarter profit up 27 percent year-over-year

  • Morgan Stanley, Gilead, Rentech 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.

  • 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."

  • What goes wrong for markets from here? Morgan Stanley created ripples on the pond this morning by issuing its so-called triple-sell warning on equities. The research suggests a 14% correction likely over the next 6 months. Do you buy it? Were they producing warnings like these on the eve of the last significant correction?

  • Morgan Stanley plans to complete its previously announced Discover Financial Services spin-off on June 30, according to a regulatory filing, ending the U.S. investment bank's involvement in credit cards and payment systems.

  • 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.

  • HSBC Holdings, which has struggled to build its investment banking franchise, said on Wednesday that its head of global capital markets, Danny Palmer, was leaving after less than three years with the firm.

  • Construction services company URS said on Monday it would acquire Washington Group International for about $2.3 billion to expand into the engineering and management of nuclear, infrastructure and environmental projects.

  • Advanced Medical Optics confirmed a report by CNBC’s David Faber that it plans to bid for Bausch & Lomb.

  • Morgan Stanley will buy the company for $22.80 a share, according to Crescent, which has about 102.8 million shares outstanding.

  • On Wall Street, the rich may get still richer. Investment bankers may see bonuses and other incentive pay rise 10% to 15% from elevated 2006 levels, while gains may be 15% for traders and 20% or more for workers in private equity, according to a study by Johnson Associates, a prominent compensation consultant.

  • Mergers and acquisitions are headed for another record year, fueled by a seemingly endless cascade of private-equity money.  “I can’t think of anything that’s off limits,” says Michael Kelly, managing director at Hamilton Lane. "There are good companies in any industry."