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  • Kraft Profit Up 3.7%; Plans to Sell Non-Core Businesses Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 9:29 AM ET

    Kraft Foods Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld, under pressure from new investors, said Wednesday that the company is reviewing its businesses and will sell any unit that doesn't fit the company's current strategy.

  • August may mark the depths of summer vacation season, but it's been getting a bad wrap in recent years on Wall Street. Over the span of just about two-decades, the eighth month of the year has become among the weakest for the S&P 500, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac.

  • Cramer's Emergency Game Plan Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 12:03 PM ET

    Despite Thursday’s massive drop, there are still stocks worth buying. Cramer lays out the best type to own.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.

  • Disney-Branded Films to Ban Smoking Depictions Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    Walt Disney on Wednesday became the first major Hollywood studio to ban depictions of smoking, saying there would be no smoking in its family-oriented, Disney-branded films and it would "discourage" it in films distributed by its Touchstone and Miramax labels.

  • Tobacco May Be Put Under FDA Control Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 8:07 AM ET

    A Senate panel is nearing a vote on a proposal to put tobacco under Food and Drug Administration regulation despite objections that such a move would only entrench the market position of the nation's No. 1 tobacco company.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 7:42 PM ET

    ConocoPhillips, Altria, Toll Brothers, Honeywell 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.

  • Stocks Make Late-Session Rebound But Still Finish Lower Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded in late trading but still finished lower as concern about fallout in the subprime industry put a temporary brake on the Dow's run to 14,000. "Subprime isn't good news, but despite this the market will still rally higher," said Jordan Kotick, global head of technical strategy at Barclays Capital.

  • Cramer Stands Corrected Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    If you can't trust a Peltz-Icahn combo, who can you trust?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.

  • Britain's Imperial Tobacco agreed to buy Franco-Spanish rival Altadis on Wednesday in a 16.2 billion euros ($22.4 billion) deal that includes debt.

  • Altria Profit Falls on Charge, Kraft Spinoff Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 10:20 AM ET
    Altria's company offices in New York.

    Altria Group posted lower quarterly profit Wednesday, due in part to costs for closing a U.S. cigarette plant and moving some production to Europe as it attempts to cut costs and reduce excess capacity.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 8:17 PM ET

    Mastercard, EMC, Volvo, Potash 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.

  • Any number of things, from energy prices to Fed policy to geopolitical events, could derail what's expected to be a solid second half.

  • Philip Morris to Sell Clove Cigarettes in Asia Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 8:28 AM ET

    Philip Morris International launched a Marlboro cigarette flavored with cloves in Indonesia on Tuesday, seeking to boost sales in one of the world’s largest tobacco markets as smokers in Europe and the United States give up the habit.

  • Stocks finished little-changed after a roller-coaster session as investors tried to figure out  the Federal Reserve's latest statement on inflation and interest rates. "The Fed's been engaged in a real delicate balancing act," said Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Robert W. Baird

  • Monsanto Profit Jumps 71% on Strong Corn Seed Sales Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    Monsanto reported on Thursday that quarterly earnings jumped 71 percent, driven partly by surging sales of its genetically modified corn and other seeds.

  • Altria to Move Some Cigarette Production to Europe Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    The parent of the Philip Morris cigarette companies said Tuesday it will close a North Carolina manufacturing plant that employs 2,500 people as it moves cigarette production for non-U.S. markets to Europe.

  • 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.