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  • GE, Microsoft Discussed Dow Jones Bid: WSJ Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 2:33 AM ET

    General Electric and Microsoft discussed joining forces for a competing bid for Dow Jones & Co. in recent weeks, but the idea was abandoned, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

  • New Century Financial has warned that its effort to liquidate assets could be stymied if General Electric Capital is allowed to proceed with plans to seize computers and other equipment it leased to the bankrupt housing lender.

  • 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."

  • No.1 - Death Of The DVD Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 2:07 PM ET

    The digital revolution marches forward – the latest advance involves studios potentially releasing movies on DVD and via On-Demand at the same time. What’s the trade as new technology threatens to reshape the movie biz?

  • YouTube, Hearst-Argyle Agree Local TV Deal Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 3:00 AM ET

    YouTube said on Sunday it has reached a revenue-sharing deal with Hearst-Argyle Television whereby local TV stations will be paid when users of the video-sharing site watch their programming.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to support shareholders suing Wall Street banks for damages over Enron's collapse in a significant case before the Supreme Court, according to a newspaper report Saturday.

  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" led the North American box office for a second weekend, while the pregnancy comedy "Knocked Up" opened at a distant No. 2 with better-than-expected sales.

  • A female staff attorney at General Electric sued her employer, claiming that it underpays and underpromotes its women employees.

  • 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.