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  • Investors will soon have earnings to add to their watch list, but unlike interest rates and energy prices they may yield a positive surprise.  Though interest rates and subprime worries have rattled stocks lately, corporate profits will also be closely watched in the coming weeks. And many market pros think that--like the first quarter--the results will come in above unrealistically low forecasts.

  • U.S. Stocks closed broadly higher, posting the best weekly gain in nearly two months, following tame inflation news. "The market has so much upward momentum right now," said Darin Richards, chief investment officer at AKT Wealth Advisors. "I don't think I see anything right now that would really derail this market substantially."

  • Monsanto said Friday it is increasing its earnings outlook for fiscal 2007, due to strong results from the corn planting season in the U.S. and from the company's herbicide business.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Philip Morris USA, a unit of Altria Group, should not be decided in federal court, handing a defeat to the tobacco company.

  • Monsanto CEO: Ethanol Can Thrive Without Subsidies Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 3:37 PM ET

    Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive of Monsanto, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he believes ethanol will be a “sustainable industry” that can thrive without governmental subsidies.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 6:54 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley, Gilead, Rentech 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.

  • 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.

  • The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said Monsanto's $1.5 billion acquisition of top cotton seed producer Delta and Pine Land would be allowed, but the companies would have to sell a range of key assets.

  • Where the Wild Bull Markets Are Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

    In the spirit of Maurice Sendak, Cramer is taking Home Gamers on a trip to some of the hottest sectors in the market.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! Friday, 25 May 2007 | 7:50 PM ET

    Cramer takes a call from a soldier serving in Iraq. Plus, Novastar, Marriott, Nastech 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.

  • Digging Through the Dow Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:48 PM ET

    People just don’t believe Cramer when he says he thinks the Dow Jones Industrial Average will see 14,548 by year’s end. That’s why all week he’s breaking down each component of the index to show the nonbelievers from where the next 1,000 points is coming. 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.

  • How the Dow Will Add Another 1,000 Points: Part 2 Monday, 21 May 2007 | 6:57 PM ET

    If the index is going to reach Cramer's target level, it's going to need some help from its components. Here are the first six and how they should push the Dow higher.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.

  • Fuel For Thought Friday, 18 May 2007 | 5:57 AM ET

    In the post-apocalyptic world of the action movie “Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome”, road warriors dueled in muscle cars fueled by pig waste. Fortunately for us today, extreme gasoline shortages are not a reality, though record pump prices are. This means we won't be replacing refineries with swine farms anytime soon. Still, high-energy costs, the toll taken on the environment and a steady decline in easily recoverable sources of oil and gas do mean the hunt for alternatives to traditional fossil fuels is gathering momentum.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 7:40 PM ET

    El Paso, ING, Lamar Advertising, Cleveland Cliffs 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.

  • Stop Trading! Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 7:53 PM ET

    Limited Brands halted trading in its stock this afternoon, and Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on a few agricultural product companies. Cramer explains what it all means.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! Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 7:38 PM ET

    DivX, Dendreon, Atria 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.

  • DuPont Profit Climbs 16% on Strong Seed Sales Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    Chemical company DuPont said its first-quarter earnings and revenue climbed from the same quarter last year, thanks to strength in seed sales, and also reaffirmed its full-year profit forecast.

  • Stocks Close Mixed But Dow Edges Up to Another Record Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed but the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up to another record as investors awaited key quarterly reports after the bell.  "You still have some pretty important earnings coming out that are going to set the tone," said Adam Tracy, director of listed trading at Thomas Weisel Partners.

  • Altria Group, parent of the Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International, said Thursday first-quarter earnings fell by 21%, hurt by weakness in domestic cigarette sales, but the company raised its full-year earnings forecast.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    China's rapid growth is a double-edged sword and today it is cutting into world equities markets. Asian and European markets were lower and U.S. stocks are pointing at a weaker opening, with the Dow, fresh off a new high, looking particularly wobbly. Earnings news is also setting the tone.