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  • Buffett Starts Up Bond Insurance Unit Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 1:07 PM ET
    Warren Buffet

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is starting a bond insurer that would help state and local governments lower their borrowing costs, posing a direct challenge to established rivals struggling with deteriorating credit markets.

  • Fast Messages – We Answer Your Questions Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 6:48 PM ET

    Time to sort through the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your questions. Gary writes, “What do you think the 6 month to 1 year outlook is for Circuit City (CC). I’m looking for a trade with CC but I’m not a real long-term fan of the company.

  • US Stocks Battle Back, Finish Flat Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:04 PM ET

    U.S. stocks managed a largely flat close Wednesday -- despite disappointing holiday retail news -- as the battered financial sector and energy companies gave a boost to the broader market.

  • Davis Selected Reveals 5.1% Stake in MBIA Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 2:30 PM ET
    MBIA

    Asset management firm Davis Selected Advisers reported on Wednesday that it holds a 5.1 percent passive stake in MBIA, the world's largest bond insurer.

  • A New Hall of Shame Inductee Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 7:48 PM ET

    MBIA CEO Gary Dunton "has the touch of a great novelist" when it comes to the company's financial reports, Cramer says.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.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Tech Rally Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as a rally in technology shares helped offset more uncertainty in the credit markets and troubling economic signs.

  • MBIA Exposed to $30.6 Billion in Debt Securities Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    MBIA, the world's largest bond insurer, said it has exposure to $30.6 billion in complex mortgage securities that it insures, an amount that eclipses its entire net worth.

  • Bear Stearns (Loss), Nike (Beats), NetSuite (Monster) IPO Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    Bear Stearns reported its first quarterly loss ($854 million, or $6.90 a share) in its history. Writedowns of $1.9 billion on lower value of mortgage-related securities. Up fractionally. Nike beat, up 3 percent pre-open, and expects low double digit revenue in the second half of fiscal 2008.

  • Stocks Close Mixed In Choppy Session Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed after another volatile day that featured lowered outlook for two key insurers, more jitters over credit and mixed results from an effort to shore up financials.

  • US Stocks Hit by Inflation Worries Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 4:40 PM ET

    Inflation took the spotlight as the newest fear to haunt investors, sending stocks down to end a volatile week that featured more credit worries and pervasive unease over the Fed's role in the market.

  • Stocks Close Higher As Financials Rally Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 5:44 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed higher as investors snapped up beaten-down financial shares on news ofthe latest large injection of funds into a major global bank.

  • MBIA To Get $1 Billion from Warburg Pincus Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 1:29 PM ET
    MBIA

    Buyout firm Warburg Pincus has agreed to invest $1 billion in MBIA, bolstering the finances of the world's largest bond insurer amid concern about its ability to pay claims on faltering mortgage-backed bonds.

  • MBIA Says Looking at Ways to Shore Up Capital Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 4:46 PM ET

    MBIA, the world's largest bond insurer, said Thursday it is looking at ways to shore up its capital base, a day after rating agency Moody's Investors Service said the insurer was "somewhat likely" to require additional capital.

  • Stocks Close Higher On Subprime Plan Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher on hopes that a government plan to stem home foreclosures would help ease the housing slump's drag on the economy and underpin profit growth.

  • Stocks Rally on Positive Economic News Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks posted their biggest gains in a week even though a series of strong economic reports cast doubts about whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next week.

  • Making Too Much Money Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:27 PM ET

    Yes, it's possible. Cramer explains when too much profit spells trouble.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.

  • Financial Sector Faces More Housing Woes: Goldman Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 9:51 AM ET
    A foreclosed home for sale.

    Goldman Sachs issued a gloomy report on the financial services sector, saying housing prices are likely to fall further and write-downs will mount.

  • Buffett Could Reap Gains From Credit Turmoil: WSJ Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 11:24 PM ET

    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, may cash in from the credit market turmoil and worries surrounding the financial strength of bond insurers, including Ambac Financial Group  and MBIA, the Wall Street Journal said in its online edition on Monday.

  • Hall of Shamer: Washington Mutual’s Kerry Killinger Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Now that Citigroup’s Chuck Prince is gone, the Hall has a new king. 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!: Stay Away From Ambac, MBIA Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 3:14 PM ET

    These mortgage insurers are in denial, Cramer said. Also, the best sectors to invest in now and why retail is no longer a lost cause.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.