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  • Microsoft's Right for Bear Market Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    While other companies struggle to survive, this tech giant might actually thrive.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.

  • iOver? Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 6:52 PM ET

    Will Apple's earnings Tuesday reveal that momentum for Apple is iOver? 

  • Intel, AMD Don't See Demand Falling Off Cliff Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 1:51 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    At Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, which together own the market for computer microprocessors, their chief executives had one message for investors this week: "What, me worry?"

  • Buy Tech Stocks -- Carefully Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    When you talk tech stocks with Scott Kessler, you've got to be more specific. The director of Standard and Poor's IT research group says investing in techs demands an examination of just where companies are positioned in the sector. He named stocks that fit his criteria.

  • 2007 a Record Year for Video Games Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 9:48 PM ET
    PlayStation 3

    They are easily the most anticipated numbers of the year by Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony:  NPD's year-end sales figures for the video games industry.  And what a story they tell. NPD reports tonight a record $17.94 billion was spent on non-PC game hardware, software and accessories; a staggering 43 percent better than 2006.

  • WASHOUT: Stocks Plunge as Slaughter Continues Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 7:53 PM ET

    With the Dow down nearly 15% from its high and the S&P at a 15-month low, the seemingly inevitable bear market is creeping closer. The traders help navigate these choppy waters in the Word on the Street.

  • IBM Boosts 2008 Outlook; Shares Jump Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    IBM on Thursday forecast 2008 earnings well ahead of Wall Street expectations after results showing a strong international performance, and its shares jumped 5 percent.

  • Logitech Profit Rises but Falls Short of Forecasts Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    Logitech, the world's largest maker of computer mice, posted a more than 40 percent jump in third-quarter profit, boosted by strong demand for Harmony remote controls and keyboards.

  • Hey, Wall St.: Don't Dump Intel! Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    Ouch. There's really no other way to summarize Intel's earnings, and there's little question that Intel's softness took Wall Street by surprise. Just look at the shellacking these shares are taking today. But is the selloff warranted, or -- like so many other moves to the downside in recent weeks among the top names in tech -- is the Intel drubbing overdone?

  • This is the text of my live blog from the Steve Jobs speech at Macworld. It was fun to do and I hope you enjoy reading it for the first time, or re-reading it again.

  • Tech Stocks: Playing The 'IBM Surprise' Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    IBM posted a 24 percent profit rise in a preliminary earnings release on Monday. The computer company's shares climbed as much as 10 percent. Peter Misek, technology analyst at Canaccord Adams, weighed in on IBM -- and offered CNBC his investment insights for other tech stocks.

  • Stocks Rally on IBM's Bullish Outlook Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 2:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher after IBM's improved outlook kicked off a market rally.

  • IBM Profit Easily Tops Forecast, Aided by Weak Dollar Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    IBM reported better-than-expected preliminary quarterly results Monday on strong performances in Asia, Europe and emerging markets, driving its shares up 10 percent and spurring a broader tech rally.

  • IBM: Proving That Tech Sector Is Strong? Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    You knew it was coming simply because we all know that stocks, particularly tech stocks, don't move in only one direction despite what we've seen since Jan. 1. It took a stunning IBM pre-announcement to get the ball rolling, and that ball is rolling, fast.

  • Zagat Publisher Seeks Buyer Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 6:09 AM ET

    A "clever and sharp" restaurant guide company with "telling" rankings and "a penchant for quote marks" from its thousands of "in-the-know" reviewers is "on the block."

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Reports of more writedowns at Merrill Lynch and credit wrinkles at American Express are outweighing the relief that Bank of America is swooping in to buy troubled Countrywide.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Countrywide Report Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to close higher after a report that Bank of America is in advanced talks to buy troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.

  • Too Hot to Be Bought Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    Salesforce.com is a great company, Cramer says. That's why it should not be touched.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.

  • Logitech Shares Surge on Talk of Microsoft Bid Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 8:32 AM ET

    Shares in Swiss-based computer peripherals maker Logitech International gained up to 12 percent on Thursday amid speculation Microsoft would launch a takeover bid, traders said.

  • Turnaround Leads To Best Gain Of '08 Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 7:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished a back-and-forth session sharply higher Wednesday as investors bought bargains despite concerns about the strength of the economy and upcoming corporate results. Here’s the word on the Street.