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  • J&J Announces $10 Billion Stock Buyback Plan Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 3:26 PM ET

    Johnson & Johnson said on Monday its board of directors approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion of its common stock.

  • Even with the July 4th holiday next week, analysts think the markets will be as jittery as ever.  "The market is very nervous here," Steven Neimeth, portfolio manager at AIG SunAmerica Asset Management told CNBC.com. "Lower liquidity around the Fourth of July week could lead to greater volatility as a result of news events, whether it be the Middle East, oil or the credit markets. Any news, good or bad, is likely to have a heavy impact on the market."

  • Buffett & Cramer: Great Minds That Think Alike? Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    On the surface, long-term "sensible" investor Warren Buffett and "Mad Money" trader Jim Cramer appear to have two very different styles and you wouldn't expect much agreement between them. But Stockpickr (a subsidiary of TheStreet.com) president James Altucher did some analysis of Cramer's take on Buffett's stocks and found a lot of common ground.

  • Sector Rotation for Dummies Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 4:34 PM 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 your money from one to the other. Luckily, Cramer knows the precise moment.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.

  • The Breakdown on Buffett Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | 11:32 AM ET

    On Wall Street, the Berkshire Hathaway chief is a god. But does he still have his mojo after all these years?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.

  • Big Pharma Is Bad Investing Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 7:00 PM ET

    Without patents or pipeline, drug companies just don't have the growth investors crave anymore. Cramer tells you who to avoid.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.

  • Johnson & Johnson Upgraded to 'Neutral' Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 6:05 PM ET
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    Health care company Johnson & Johnson got a ratings upgrade to "neutral." Catherine Arnold, senior pharmaceuticals analyst at Credit Suisse, told “Closing Bell” why her firm lifted the company from underperform -- but is still holding off from an "overperform" rating.

  • Stocks closed flat as the markets failed to hang onto a minor afternoon rally. "As volatility starts to pick up again, people have begun to realize that the probability of the Fed easing here is very, very low -- maybe even a better probability the Fed tightens here," said Richard Bernstein, chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch.

  • Analysts say the next couple of weeks could be rough for the stock market as investors keep a close eye on interest rates. "We're probably going to see some more selling," Sebastian Leburn, chief investment officer at Weiss Capital Management, told CNBC.com.

  • Game Plan for the Week of June 4 Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 6:57 PM ET

    Next week is conference week and that means companies should have big news for investors. Here’s how to play it.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.

  • Mutual Fund Report: Five-Star Managers Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    Don't let the summer doldrums strike your portfolio. We've rounded up several five-star mutual fund managers to offer up on their latest strategies and best investment ideas.

  • Breaking Down the Dow Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 6:10 PM ET

    Cramer thinks this index will climb another thousand points by the end of the year. Owning the stocks that should get it there could do wonders for your portfolio.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.

  • Medtronic Profit Up 10% as ICD Sales Improve Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:42 PM ET

    Medtronic reported a forecast-beating 10% rise in quarterly earnings on Tuesday on strongsales of its vascular, neurology and diabetes products and improving demand for its heart rhythm devices.

  • Most analysts believe the market is due for a modest correction, but many traders are reluctant to sell in the face of strong earnings, massive liquidity and daily deals. "I don't think there's anything to be that bearish about," Stephen Leeb, research chairman for The Complete Investor, told CNBC.com. "There's no recession, valuations are basically very reasonable and there are massive amounts of cash on the sidelines."

  • The Week on Wall Street Friday, 18 May 2007 | 6:28 PM ET

    Stocks ended the week mostly higher as strong economic data, soothing comments from Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke and continued M&A action kept buyers in the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week with gains of 1.7% while the S&P 500 traded up 1.1%. Both indexes closed higher for the seventh straight week. Not so for the Nasdaq, however, which fell 0.2%.

  • Billionaire Buying Spree Friday, 18 May 2007 | 6:16 PM ET

    Amid the roaring bull market, three big investors disclose details of some big trades within their huge portfolios.

  • No.1 - Billionaire Boys Go Buying Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    Over the last 2 days The Street’s most admired investors all revealed they were purchasing more stocks. Warren Buffett, George Soros, Carl Icahn and Eddie Lampert disclosed holdings that ranged from drugs to railroads. Click here to find out exactly what they’re buying and why.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    JPMorgan Chase, Jones Soda, Volcano, Monster Worldwide 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.

  • Buffett Divulges Details on Berkshire Railroad Holdings Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 7:59 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed the names of two railroad stocks recently purchased by his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Buffett Makes Big Bets on Healthcare, Railroads Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    Warren Buffett, known for buying undervalued stocks, is boosting his bet on health care, a sector known more for growth than value.