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    I am currently sitting in a McDonald's in Chino, California, where it's about 152 degrees outside. I've been in a corn field all day doing live shots on how companies like Monsanto are investing big money to genetically modify crops so they can withstand drought. Chino is best known for its dairy farms...and, well, you really can't appreciate the smell of the place until you've been here. The flies are so numerous they have their own Congressional district.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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'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.

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

  • 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.