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  • Third-quarter sales at Syngenta, the world's biggest agrochemicals company, rose a better-than-forecast 21 percent to $1.71 billion due to strong sales in Latin America, and the company raised its outlook.

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    Stocks ended mixed as a strong earnings reports from the tech sector were offset by a selloff of blue chip stocks. Meanwhile, oil futures spiked to a new intraday record but ended lower on late profit-taking.

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    Third-quarter earnings are generally coming in better than expected so far, though investors aren't always focusing on the good news.

  • Altria's company offices in New York.

    Altria Group, parent of the Philip Morris tobacco companies, posted quarterly profit that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by higher prices in the United States and the weaker dollar.

  • Wall Street will try to shake off its housing induced malaise on Wednesday, with the help of some good earnings news from the tech world. But key inflation and housing data and another batch of major earnings before the bell will be play a big role in deciding the course for stocks.

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    Cokes and smokes, your doctor may disapprove of all that sugar and nicotine, but your portfolio won't. What’s the trade ahead of Coca-Cola (KO) and Altria (MO) earnings on Wednesday.

  • The earnings extravaganza begins Monday and lasts all week. Here's what to buy. Also, Cramer expects Citi's Chuck Prince to be gone soon. 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.

  • By the end of the coming week, the corporate earnings picture will be clear and it may not necessarily be one the stock market likes.

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    What a week for upsets. First, the 35-game home field winning streak of my USC Trojans comes to an end at the hands of the 40-point underdog Stanford Cardinal. Then, today, Genentech's six-year reign at the top of a big industry survey is over. Boehringer Ingelheim is the new number one!

  • Agricultural company Monsanto posted a wider-than-expected net loss on Wednesday and forecast fiscal 2008 earnings below Wall Street, hurt by a one-time charge related to acquiring cotton company Delta and Pine Land.

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    Monsanto stock hit an all-time high Tuesday going into earnings. Turns out earnings reflected a fantastic 2007. Sales hit a record $8.5 billion. Corn seed and traits sales rose 76% in the fourth quarter alone! The company reported a loss for Q4, which I'm told is normal, since they use that quarter to build up seed inventories -- like a really big squirrel storing nuts for the winter.

  • 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.

  • Cramer is still confident the index will reach his year-end target. Here are the leaders that will get it there.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 Supreme Court Monday rejected a tobacco industry appeal on two issues in a Florida class-action case that has already resulted in a $145 billion punitive award against the cigarette makers being overturned.

  • The stock popped after a settlement with the United Auto Workers was announced. Cramer expects shares to climb even more by the end of October.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.

  • 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.

  • EU farm ministers fell short of a consensus agreement on Wednesday to allow imports of three genetically modified (GMO) maize types, again revealing their deep differences on GMO crops and foods, officials said.

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  • 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.

  • Stocks closed moderately lower as traders remained cautious ahead of the most anticipated Federal Reserve meeting in years. "It's been sort of a nervous Monday," said Bob Nunn, chief operating officer at Cohen Specialists. "The market wants to see a 50 basis-point cut and comments that we could see cuts in the future.  I suspect we're setting ourselves up for a bit of a disappointment."