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  • Lightning Round: Boeing, McDonald's, Disney and More Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • In a live on-set interview during today's Closing Bell on CNBC, MBIA's new CEO Jay Brown told us he's "comfortable" going up against Warren Buffett's new bond insurance company, although he acknowledges that Berkshire Hathaway can be "tough" competition.  In response to a question about Buffett "going after" his business, Brown suggested Buffett might not be in it for the long haul.

  • Warren Buffett's new bond insurance company has backed more than 100 municipal bonds in the past two days, according to Reuters, which calls it a "development that shows just how fast the new unit is growing in a field where rivals are struggling."

  • Buffett's Offer Rejected by Bond Insurer Ambac Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 6:42 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Troubled bond insurer Ambac Financial Group said it has rejected extra guarantees on municipal bonds offered by billionaire investor Warren Buffett -- and it may not be the first to have done so.

  • Rating Agencies Hold Off Downgrading MBIA, Ambac Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:13 AM ET
    MBIA

    Major rating agencies are holding off downgrading bond insurers MBIA and Ambac Financial Group while they attempt to work out a bailout plan, bankers working on the bailout told CNBC.

  • Troubled Bond Insurers Facing More Downgrades Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:11 AM ET
    MBIA

    Bond insurers, whose foray into the subprime debt market has led to billions of dollars in losses, are facing more downgrades of their prized Triple A rating.

  • Bond Insurers Face Downgrade Despite Call for Delay Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:40 PM ET

    Wall Street bond rating agencies are poised to downgrade two big bond insurers, Ambac Financial Group and MBIA, even though New York state insurance regulars would like to get a postponement until the state can develop a bailout package, CNBC has learned.

  • MBIA, Ambac Understate Losses: Short Seller Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Hedge Fund manager William Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital, is submitting data to the SEC and insurance regulators in New York State alleging that bond insurers MBIA and Ambac are understating their losses.

  • NY Suggests that Bond Insurers Be Spared Downgrades Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:29 AM ET

    Officials with the New York State Insurance Department have reached out to Wall Street bond rating agencies to suggest that they postpone a downgrade of bond insurers until the state can develop a bailout package for the troubled sector, CNBC has learned.

  • Agencies Review Subprime Rating Practices Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 10:39 PM ET

    As the subprime crisis spreads to the bond insurers, the big bond rating agencies are conducting internal reviews of their practices to determine what caused them to miss one of the biggest financial debacles in years, sources tell CNBC.

  • Fast Money’s “Worst Company On Earth” Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    What's the most abysmal public company trading today? Find out what the traders have to say – and let us know what you think!

  • Lightning Round: Garmin, eBay, Moody's and More Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 11:16 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.

  • Shareholder Sues Moody's Over Subprime Ratings Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 5:24 PM ET

    A union filed a shareholder lawsuit against Moody's on Wednesday claiming the rating agency did not tell investors it "assigned excessively high ratings" to bonds backed by subprime mortgages.

  • Warren Buffett Buyback Stocks Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:45 AM ET

    At TheStreet.com's Stockpickr, James Altucher singles out some stocks that have two things going for them. First, they have big stock buybacks underway .. and second, they're already in Warren Buffett's portfolio.

  • S&P Chief Ousted over Subprime Mortgage Mess Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 7:56 AM ET

    Publisher McGraw-Hill Cos is replacing the president of Standard & Poor's, the company's financial services division, effective immediately, amid questions about the role of credit-rating agencies in the subprime mortgage crisis.

  • EU Executive Confirms Review of Credit Agency Code Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 7:02 AM ET

    The European Commission will review a voluntary code used by credit rating agencies as they appeared too slow in warning about problems in the U.S. subprime mortgage sector, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

  • Stop Trading! Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 4:00 PM ET

    If there's going to be a buyout in telecom, Cramer says it should be Sprint.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.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    Moody's, AT&T, Whirlpool 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.

  • Moody's Investors Service cut its ratings for 399 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), citing higher-than-expected delinquencies in the underlying loans, the same day that Standard and Poor's said it may cut ratings on $12.1 billion of mortgage-related debt.

  • Moody's Questions Private Equity Buyout Approach Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 6:42 AM ET

    Moody's Investors Service has questioned whether claims by private equity firms that they invest on a longer-term basis than public companies and are able to attract stronger management teams are justified.