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  • 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."

  • Interview Transcript: GE's Jeff Immelt Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 3:13 PM ET

    The following is a transcript of a CNBC interview with General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt on CNBC's "Morning Call" today at 10:10 AM ET.

  • Countrywide to Beef Up Sales Ranks as Rivals Falter Monday, 14 May 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    Countrywide Financial, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, plans to add 2,000 sales jobs this year as a housing slowdown batters weaker rivals, Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo said on Monday.

  • Investment Chief Names Top Global Stock Picks Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 11:00 AM ET

    What does it mean if corporate earnings are "even better abroad" than in the U.S.? "A great play for investors," according to Keith Wirtz. The president and CIO of Fifth Third Asset Management offered "Squawk on the Street" viewers his outlook on the market -- and his favorite multinational stock picks.

  • Rio Tinto Shares Slip Back After Record Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 12:34 AM ET

    Shares in Rio Tinto retreated as much as 4% on Thursday, a day after surging to a record onspeculation BHP Billiton may make a $100 billion-plus takeover bid.

  • In TV's worst spring in recent memory, an alarming number of Americans drifted away from television the past two months: More than 2.5 million fewer people were watching ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox than at the same time last year, statistics show.

  • Shares in mining group Rio Tinto surged on Wednesday on talk that bigger rival BHP Billiton was planning a bid which would create the world's fifth biggest company, although Rio denied it had been approached.

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  • "Street Signs": The Big Picture Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    The cable industry is assembling in Las Vegas for a major convention, where competition, convergence and content are the buzz words.

  • Swiss Re First-Quarter Profit Climbs 54% Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 3:32 AM ET

    Swiss Re reported a consensus-beating first quarter net profit of 1.3 billion sfr, a 54% increase over the year-earlier period, due to a continuing good performance across all business segments.

  • Actor Tobey Maguire in a scene from "Spider-Man 3."

    Spider-Man caught just about everyone in his web. The super hero's latest adventure, "Spider-Man 3," smashed box-office records with a $148 million haul in its first three days, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Activists To Appeal to Buffett at Berkshire Meeting Friday, 4 May 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    Two groups plan to appeal to billionaire Warren Buffett's sense of right and wrong at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders' meeting.

  • Sony's Spidey Kicks Off Summer Friday, 4 May 2007 | 2:09 AM ET

    "Spider-Man 3" is breaking records, and it hasn't even opened in the U.S. yet; it premiered in Tokyo in April, and opened in 16 Asian and European countries on Tuesday, bringing in $29 million dollars on its first day alone.Throughout Asia, the film opened bigger than the first and second films in the series; in some countries, it out-grossed the combined opening day of Spidey 1 and 2. And in some countries, the movie broke records for the biggest single-grossing day ever.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: Dow Jones Story Hits Home Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 4:00 PM ET

    Hitting home: When a big story hits, it’s always very exciting. It’s also a bit nerve-wracking when the story, at least potentially, involves you personally. David Faber’s big scoop today qualified on both counts. During "Morning Call," David broke the story that News Corp. was bidding $60 per share to acquire Dow Jones -- sending quite a wave of excitement throughout our newsroom. It’s not just a potentially huge takeover deal -- it’s one that could change OUR lives tremendously.

  • Blockbuster Season, Valenti, Baldwin & Newspapers Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 10:17 AM ET
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    The beginning of the second quarter of 2007 had a slow start at the box office. The first five weeks of Q2 were down 7.2% from the same period a year ago. But this week, all of that will change with "Spider-Man 3" opening on a whopping 4,000 screens on Friday, starting with some midnight screenings Thursday night.

  • Excluding items, Genworth earned 75 cents a share, short of expectations. The company was seen reporting earnings of 77 cents a share, based on a consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Financial.

  • Stocks posted their fourth straight week of gains, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its third record close in row. The markets were boosted by better-than-expected corporate earnings, which managed to outweigh a weaker-than-expected estimate of first-quarter economic growth.