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  • On the Line: Genesis Lease CEO John McMahon Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 6:51 PM ET

    After the AIG conference call, Cramer went on a hunt to find the best pure play in airline leasing - a business that flies right under most peoples' radar, but happens to be on fire.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.

  • Viacom Inc. said Wednesday it will sell its Famous Music publishing unit to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.  The total value of the deal is $400 million, including $370 million in cash and debt of $30 million, according to a source familiar with the talks.

  • The NBC "Shuffle" (And HBO Too) Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:00 PM ET
    Ben Silverman

    NBC is hiring Ben Silverman, producer of "The Office" to partner with Marc Graboff, as co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment and the NBC Universal Television Studio. The two will succeed the network's departing head of entertainment, Kevin Reilly. With ratings sinking--down 9% for the past six months over the year earlier period--the buck stops at Reilly. And even though NBC just recently renegotiated his contract for another three years, he's on his way out. NBC would rather pay out his remaining salary (or part of it) then have him in charge.

  • NBC named Ben Silverman, the producer and program executive behind such hits as "The Office," and veteran NBC Universal executive Marc Graboff as the new co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio.

  • The Week on Wall Street: Speed Bump Friday, 25 May 2007 | 6:03 PM ET

    The Dow's record run hits a speed bump and the S&P 500 can't hold a new record high as worries about the economy and interest rates surface.

  • General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt said his "green" ecomagination unit is on track to "blow away" its 2010 sales target of $20 billion as demand for environmental products and services surges.

  • Flying High on Aircraft Financing Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 6:27 PM ET

    Conference calls are the foundation for doing diligent homework. If you were listening to AIG's latest call, you'd know that the little business of aircraft financing is hot and getting hotter.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.

  • Universal Studios to Open South Korean Theme Park Monday, 21 May 2007 | 9:53 PM ET

    Universal Studios said on Tuesday it has agreed to open its latest Asian theme park in South Korea by 2012, seeking to expand in Asia's burgeoning theme park industry.

  • Stocks ended mixed as the S&P 500 failed to hold above its previous record, despite another busy day of mergers and acquisitions activity. "Everyone knew that the S&P was going to reach its old record but clearly there is resistance there," said Stephen Porpora, managing floor broker at William O'Neil.

  • General Electric agreed to sell its GE Plastics unit to Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for $11.6 billion and plans to use much of the proceeds to repurchase stock.  "It's hard for me" to sell the plastics business, GE CEO Jeff Immelt told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "But I think it goes to what I’ve always said about the companies--you’ve got to be tough- minded about the portfolio."

  • 'Shrek the Third' Shatters U.S. Box Office Records Sunday, 20 May 2007 | 5:55 PM ET
    A scene from "Shrek The Third." The film took in $122 million in its first weekend.

    "Shrek the Third" took in $122 million in its first weekend, breaking the franchise's own record for best debut ever for an animated film, according to studio estimates Sunday.  The latest adventure of the ogre shot past 2004's "Shrek 2," the previous record-holder for animated openings with $108 million.

  • Private Equity Buyout Frenzy Raises Legal Issues Sunday, 20 May 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    Judges in Delaware's famed business court are keeping a close eye on legal issues cropping up amid the recent wave of private equity buyouts of public corporations.

  • 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%.

  • Dow, S&P 500 Finish Higher For Seventh Straight Week Friday, 18 May 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly higher on Friday as the major markets hit new highs on takeover news and encouraging consumer data. "Right now investor sentiment is surging to the optimistic side," said Chris Johnson, founder and chief investment strategist at Johnson Research Group.

  • Share Buybacks Called Bullish Value Sign Friday, 18 May 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    Share buybacks are seen driving the market rally. But is the record buyback level really a good thing? Jerry Castellini thinks so. The president and CIO of CastleArk Management explained his optimism to "Squawk on the Street" viewers.

  • General Electric is close to selling its plastics unit for almost $11 billion to Riyadh-based chemicals company Saudi Basic Industries, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Thursday.

  • Thanks to CEO, Honeywell Sees Sweet Success Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    David Cote changed this ailing company into one of America's great manufacturers. That's why he's on Cramer list of top turnaround chief executives.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.

  • GE Recalls 2.5 Million Dishwashers Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 7:43 AM ET

    General Electric and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday the company was recalling 2.5 million built-in dishwashers manufactured from September 1997 to December 2001.

  • 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."

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