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  • Chrysler

    Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management will buy the majority of  DaimlerChrysler's struggling Chrysler Group for $7.4 billion, a fraction of the $36 billion deal that created the transatlantic car union nine years ago.

  • Got The Right Stuff To Become A Trader? Monday, 14 May 2007 | 1:14 PM ET
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    Close your books and pick up your pencils. It’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a trader. In this feature, Dylan poses a scenario and our guests must quickly come up with smart trades. Could you do it?

  • Cerberus Capital Management, which agreed to buy a majority stake in Chrysler for $7.4 billion, has been loading up on auto assets and industry experts recently but still faces major challenges in turning the struggling auto maker around, CNBC's Melissa Lee reports.

  • Re-Cap: All Info Heading Into Finals Friday, 11 May 2007 | 4:25 PM ET

    Here's our re-cap of the day. Remember, the two week finals begin this Monday for both the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge and Second Chance Showdown (open to all non-portfolio challenge finalists who have opted-in). All players in both contests start Monday with a fresh portfolio of $1,000,000 CNBC Bucks--and each player has only one portfolio. There are no more trivia questions for Bonus Bucks--today's the last day for them. And if you think you will be weekly winner #10, check your email--starting tonight--to see if we've contacted you and you qualify as the winner. That way you can start trading on Monday with the rest of the finalists.

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Friday, 11 May 2007 | 11:20 AM ET

    Time now for our trivia questions of the day. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The board of Volkswagen is set to meet today to discuss a bid from what rival automaker? Your selection of answers is: Ford or Porsche or BMW or General Motors. The news trivia question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, home prices in Seattle are up how much from a year ago? Your selection of answers is: 19% or 23% or 10% or 12%.

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    Many reporters and columnists over the last couple of days have opined that baseball teams will not hesitate to do anything in their clubhouses about beer and we’ve seen that as more teams over the past couple days have decided to rid free beer from the locker rooms.Then they tell you that nothing will likely happen in the stands because beer is a huge profit maker for the teams and beer companies spend so much money on baseball that there’s a lot of politics behind doing anything more than the symbolic gesture of keeping alcohol out of the locker rooms.

  • Stocks That Pay Dividends Are A Good Bet For Retirement Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Joseph Keating, chief investment officer at First American Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that dividend stocks are a good bet in retirement.

  • Sudden Death Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 7:40 PM ET

    United Technologies, GM and Akamai - all before the buzzer sounds.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.

  • Toyota posted a stronger-than-expected 8.9%  rise in quarterly net profit on buoyant sales in Western markets, and forecast modest growth this year as it adds production capacity all over the world.

  • The Week on Wall Street Friday, 4 May 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    Mergers and acquisitions dominated headlines during the week as the S&P 500 ended above 1,500 for the first time in more than seven years and came within striking distance of an all-time high of 1,527 set in March 2000. "Merger activity is one of the things that's driving the strength in this market," said Ted Weisberg, president of Seaport Securities.

  • Summer of Pressure for Big Three? Friday, 4 May 2007 | 1:14 PM ET
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    There's plenty of talk today about the possibility of $4 gas this summer. If that happens, this could be one long hot summer for the Big Three. Thursday, when I talked with him, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner indicated the country's largest automakers are already noticing a repeat of last year, when buyers moved from big rigs (trucks and SUVs) and more towards smaller cars.

  • Asia closes the curtain on five days of sleepy, holiday trading and the week ahead is an outpour of earnings results mixed with key economic data that will push Asian investors back into full alert mode.

  • Stocks Finish Higher as S&P 500 Closes Above 1,500 Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 4:21 PM ET

    The S&P 500 index closed above the 1,500 level for the first time in nearly seven years but overall gains were modest amid concern the market may be reaching a top.  "There is a lot of good news out there but we caution investors that it has been quite a while since a pullback in the stock market," said Alan Skrainka, chief market strategist at Edward Jones. "That concerns us a little bit."

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And More Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 3:02 PM ET

    Hey folks. Here's our re-cap of the day. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Here we go. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23.

  • GM's U.S. Problem Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 2:17 PM ET
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    If this sounds like a broken record, forgive me. But if you are looking for a reason why GM's turnaround is only a mild success, it's right here in the U.S. Just check out the company's latest earnings, which show a profitable business around the world, but one that is still in the red in the land of the red, white and blue.

  • Richard Wagoner, chief executive officer at General Motors,  told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he’s confident the company’s North American operations can be profitable.

  • General Motors said its first-quarter earnings slumped and revenue fell from the same quarter last year. The $305 million overall loss at finance arm GMAC "pretty much accounts for any difference in (earnings expectations)," GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner told CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    Hey folks, time for the day's trivia questions. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23. The news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: RIM is rolling out a new smaller and lightweight full keyboard BlackBerry. What is the new smartphone called? Your selection of answers is: The Quartz or Blackberry Curve or Blackberry Qwerty or The Razor.

  • General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    Richard Wagoner, chief executive officer at General Motors, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he’s confident the company’s North American operations can be profitable.

  • A line of Ford trucks sit at a Ford dealership in Castle Shannon, Pa.,  Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007. Ford held off Toyota as the No. 2 U.S. vehicle seller in December despite a nearly 13 percent sales drop compared with a year ago.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Chrysler's famous Hemi V-8 engine, known more for power than fuel economy, will become more fuel efficient when the company rolls out a hybrid version early next year. Chrysler Group announced Monday that it will offer a hybrid Hemi in its Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen sport utility vehicles that will improve their fuel economy by nearly 40% in the city and about 25% on the highway.