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  • Stop Trading! Inflation = Cereal Killer Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 3:42 PM ET

    Commodity inflation has become too much to handle for the food companies. Also, Cramer's take on the Merrill fallout 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.

  • Kellogg's Strong Sales Offset Higher Costs Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 10:34 AM ET

    Kellogg, the world's biggest maker of breakfast cereal, on Monday reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly earnings as increased sales and a weak dollar overshadowed higher prices for ingredients such as corn and milk.

  • Firms Add 'Concierge Services' to Benefit Packages Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 2:26 PM ET

    A growing number of companies are embellishing their benefits packages with "concierge services" -- everything from flower deliveries and car detailing to restaurant reservations and clothes alterations.

  • Gilead HIV Drugs Drive Profit After Year-Ago Loss Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 7:17 PM ET

    Gilead Sciences posted a third-quarter profit that topped Wall Street targets on Thursday, on sales of drugs that fight the virus that causes AIDS, compared with a year-ago net loss due to acquisition- related costs.

  • Gilead: Has Bird Flu Fighter Tamiflu "Sickened" Stock? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    There was a time within the past couple of years that it seemed you couldn't open a major newspaper or watch a TV news program without seeing a story about the bird flu and Tamiflu--the antiviral medicine from Roche and Gilead Sciences. GILD invented the drug and later sold rights to Roche which pays GILD a royalty on sales.

  • Biogen Idec: First Of A Biotech Buying Binge? Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    For quite some time now analysts and investors have been speculating that big pharma would go on a biotech buying binge. So, will the announcement by Biogen Idec late Friday that it's putting itself on the market be the spark that ignites an M & A explosion in the sector? Perhaps.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy Kraft Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 6:18 PM ET

    If raw costs stabilize, bank with Irene Rosenfeld.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.

  • General Mills Promotes Powell to Chief Executive Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    General Mills, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Progresso soup, on Monday promoted president and chief operating officer Ken Powell to chief executive.

  • Lightning Round: Xerox, Tesoro, Kellogg and More Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 10:16 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.

  • Needling BioCryst Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 2:46 PM ET

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals drew the short straw, er, needle. The biotech company says a majority of patients in a mid-stage clinical trial of its experimental seasonal and pandemic flu antiviral Peramivir got the drug using too short of an injection needle.

  • Stocks Close Higher Again On Rate-Cut Momentum Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for the second straight session as Wall Street continued to celebrate Tuesday's half-point rate cut and analysts looked to the Fed for further action. "We got a Christmas present yesterday and we'll take it, but the game is not over yet," said Gregory Church, chief investment officer at Church Capital Management.

  • Smaller Boxes Boost General Mills' Earnings Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 8:30 AM ET
    Cheerios

    General Mills Wednesday reported a rise in quarterly earnings that matched a better-than-expected view the company gave earlier this month, helped by a move to reduce the size of cereal boxes and charge consumers more per ounce.

  • Lightning Round: Sun Micro, Sears, Tyco and More Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 3:30 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.

  • Stop Trading! Live from USC Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 3:27 PM ET

    Get ready for a resurgence in biotech and chemicals, Cramer said from sunny southern California.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.

  • General Mills Thursday forecast better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and sales, helped by a 5 percent gain in its "Big G" cereals, which include Cheerios, Wheaties and Lucky Charms.

  • Sector Rotation for Dummies Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 11:22 AM ET

    There are two kinds of companies in the market – cyclical and secular. One of the most important moves in the game is to know when to shift money from one to the other.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.

  • General Mills to Close Two Plants; Cuts 580 Jobs Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    General Mills said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it would close two plants that make frozen waffles and dough, cutting about 580 jobs.

  • Kraft Mulls Sale of Post Cereals Business: WSJ Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 3:58 AM ET

    Kraft Foods is in the early stages of looking for a buyer for its Post cereals business, maker of the Grape Nuts and Shredded Wheat brands, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Website on Thursday.

  • Healing Healthcare: Wall Street Winners & Losers Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    As the push for universal health care in the U.S. heats up on Capitol Hill, market experts say generic drug stocks and pharmaceutical distributors should perform well, while the hit to big pharma may not be as bad as some anticipate.

  • Kellogg Profit Increases Despite Rising Costs Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 3:55 PM ET
    Boxes of Kellogg's Special K cerealon a supermarket shelf.

    Kellogg posted a better-than-expected 13% rise in second-quarter profit on Thursday as price increases and expense-cutting measures helped offset higher costs of wheat and other ingredients.