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  • Winning Streak Continues Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 6:56 PM ET

    Stocks rose for their third consecutive gain to complete their longest winning streak of the year so far on strength in oil, tech and other familiar trends. Also, breaking biotech news on Genentech and Biogen in the Word on the Street.

  • Oil Rallied the Market, Not Retail Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    And the gains won't last long, Cramer says. Here's how you profit.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.

  • One-on-One with Schering-Plough CEO Fred Hassan Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    In a CNBC and Mad Money exclusive, Cramer sat down with Schering-Plough CEO Fred Hassan for his first interview since the controversy over the effectiveness of the cholesterol drug Vytorin. 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 Close Mixed as Buffett Rally Fades Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed  Tuesday after an earlier rally inspired by Warren Buffett swooping into the situation with bond insurers and banks teaming up to stop foreclosures.

  • Most Dow Stocks Up After Buffett 'Band-Aid' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Most of the 30 stocks in the Dow were higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers and top mortgage lenders unveiled a plan aimed at freezing foreclosures.

  • Most Dow Stocks Up After Buffett 'Band-Aid' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Most of the 30 stocks in the Dow were higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers and top mortgage lenders unveiled a plan aimed at freezing foreclosures.

  • Schering-Plough is bringing up the rear of big pharma earnings season this morning--it reported later than normal because it apparently took longer to do all the accounting for a big acquisition--with a beat on the top and bottom line. But investors, as is usually the case, are more concerned about guidance.

  • Schering-Plough's Loss Is Narrower than Expected Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 7:55 AM ET

    Schering-Plough Tuesday reported a quarterly loss as special charges from its acquisition of Organon Biosciences late last year offset sharply higher sales, but results beat Wall Street expectations.

  • Your First Move For Tuesday Feb. 12th Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 7:01 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Destroying the Dow? Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    The changes announced Monday have Cramer baffled.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.

  • Glaxo Profit Falls on Sliding Diabetes Drug Sales Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 12:57 PM ET
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    GlaxoSmithKline forecast lower 2008 earnings due to falling sales of diabetes drug Avandia and increased generic competition, sending shares in Europe's biggest drugmaker down 7.6 percent on Thursday.

  • Glaxo's Avandia Hits The Bottom Line--Hard Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Shares of GlaxoSmithKline this morning are getting hammered because the company announced it expects earnings per share to fall by a mid-single digit percentage this year. Analysts thought they'd grow by three percent.

  • Cramer's Search for Snow White Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall -- what the heck is going on in the markets?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.

  • Recession Fears Knock Stocks Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground Monday, coming off their best week in nearly five years. What's the word on the Street?

  • American Express Drags Down Blue Chips Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower, led by financials, after brokers downgraded several big names in the sector, including American Express.

  • Glaxo, Merck, SGP & Amgen: Readers Have a Lot to Say Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    It's a new month. Time to clean out the inbox. Regarding my post earlier this week about Sen. Chuck Grassley's office breaking the "Nature" embargo on the leak of the GlaxoSmithKline Avandia study, I heard from the "Nature" article reporter.

  • Stocks Rally But Still Have Dismal Month Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Stocks closed with a big rally, led by beaten-down financial shares, but still ended one of the worst Januarys in years.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Fed Rally Fizzles Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    A stock rally fueled by the Fed's latest interest rate cut lost momentum in the final hour after CNBC reported that two big bond insurers could be downgraded as early as today.

  • Roche Profit Rises on Sales of Cancer Drugs Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

    European pharmaceutical Roche reported a better-than-expected 25 percent increase in fourth-quarter net profit Wednesday on strong sales of its cancer drugs, despite lower sales of its key influenza drug Tamiflu.

  • Merck: Why's Stock So Low? (And What Am I Missing?) Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Dow component Merck beat the Street with fourth quarter results on earnings per share (revenue was a sliver below the analyst consensus) and reaffirmed its earnings guidance for this year. Maybe the beaten-down stock is falling victim to another pre-Fed interest rate decision market downdraft...