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  • ** EMBARGOED FOR USE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. WEDNESDAY ** Cookies and crackers are seen at a Hannaford Supermarkets location Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in Latham, N.Y. The items were not awarded any stars under the Guiding Stars system. The rankings are based on federal guidelines, with points earned for meeting recommended levels of nutrients like fiber and taken away for having too much of the bad stuff--like saturated fats and sugar. "You don't have to have a nutrition degree to understand it," said Car

    Kraft Foods rallied by 6.9 percent to close at $31.33, the day after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed it has accumulated an 8.6 percent stake in the company, becoming Kraft's largest shareholder. That's the biggest one-day percentage gain ever for Kraft, which began trading on the NYSE in 2001.

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  • It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!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.

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    H.J. Heinz posted an 18 percent jump in quarterly profit Thursday as the weak dollar helped boost its results in Europe and emerging markets and price increases helped offset rising ingredient costs.

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    A slew of companies will be reporting third-quarter results, and investors will be watching not only for the latest figures but what companies predict about future profits.

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    As recession fears recede, investors show an increasing willingness to bet on another interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve.

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    Stocks are likely to see further gains in the fourth quarter but the ride may be bumpy.  "October is usually volatile, but we may see a rally in November or December," says Charles Rotblut of Zacks.com.

  • Stocks closed sharply higher after stronger-than-expected housing and durable goods data overshadowed lingering concerns about the credit markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its best week since last April  while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 posted their best gains since late March

  • H.J. Heinz posted a higher quarterly profit Friday and said it expects full-year profits to be near the top of its forecast range, helped by new products, the weak dollar and stepped-up marketing.

  • Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz said on Wednesday it expects to report fiscal first-quarter earnings per share of 62 cents to 63 cents, above analysts' estimate, helped by the launch of new products, increased marketing and the weak dollar

  • If you can't trust a Peltz-Icahn combo, who can you trust?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.

  • Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has taken a stake in Kraft Foods, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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    Activist investor Nelson Peltz has developed a taste for Kraft Foods, buying a 3% stake in the company, according to CNBC's David Faber, who quoted people familiar with Peltz's strategy. Kraft, which makes Oreo cookies and Oscar Mayer meats, saw its shares surge nearly 5% on the report.

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    The recent wave of M&A and private equity has missed the larger packaged food manufacturers, but the sector remains on the radar screen of private equity players, who could be poised to begin a new round of deal-making.

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    H.J. Heinz Chairman and Chief Executive William Johnson told CNBC that the company has not held talks to sell itself, but he thinks recent market speculation about a potential deal is a reflection of the progress the company has made over the past year.

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  • With all the action in the market lately -- and we don't mean good action -- Cramer's been focusing on defensive stocks for all you Home Gamers to buy until things even out. Today in Texas, he brought on the CEO of what he called the "ultimate defensive play." Turns out he's a UT alum to boot.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.

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  • H.J. Heinz, which makes ketchup and a range of other foods, said its fiscal second-quarter profit slipped 6 percent, reflecting a higher tax rate and the impact of discontinued operations.