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  • Oracle's Ellison Selling Stock: What's Going On? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    As high drama grips the software industry, with investors watching every detail of Oracle's hostile bid for BEA Systems, there's another drama shaping up behind the scenes involving Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. While he makes headlines for what he's trying to buy, you might be even more interested in what he's trying to sell. His stock. Selling lots of it. Daily.

  • Oracle's Ellison Now Larry "Sell" ison? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:13 PM ET

    Just an update on the blog I brought you earlier in the week about Larry Ellison and his recent sales activity in Oracle shares. His breathtaking share-dumps are apparently continuing with 1 million more shares sold today.

  • BEA Systems Seeks $21 Per Share Takeover Bid Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 3:35 PM ET

    Software maker BEA Systems' board said on Monday it is holding out for a $21 per share takeover offer, a day after its larger rival Oracle withdrew its $17 per share offer.

  • Oracle Withdraws Bid for BEA as Deadline Expires Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 3:32 PM ET

    Oracle withdrew its $6.7 billion bid for business software maker BEA Systems on Sunday, setting the stage for a proxy battle between activist investor Carl Icahn and the BEA board.

  • BEA Shares Fall as Oracle Bid Deadline Approaches Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    BEA Systems lost 6 percent on Friday to trade below Oracle's bid for the first time since it was made, as the deadline for the offer loomed with no signs of an agreement.

  • Lightning Round: Corning, Oracle, Level 3 and More Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    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.

  • BEA Says Willing to Discuss A Sale of Company Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    BEA Systems said Thursday it is prepared to discuss a sale of the company to Oracle Corp. and other potential suitors at a price of $21 per share.

  • Oracle Sets Sunday Deadline for BEA Offer Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    Oracle said Tuesday its $17 per share offer to acquire BEA Systems will expire Oct. 28 unless BEA's board executes an acquisition agreement and lets shareholders vote on the bid.

  • SAP Confident About 2007 After Robust Third Quarter Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 3:28 AM ET

    SAP said it should reach the top of its full-year sales guidance range after a solid third quarter in which it met market expectations, and forecast demand for its software would stay strong into 2008.

  • IBM Earnings: What You Should Expect (Pt 3) Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:56 PM ET

    Here's part three of my outlook for tech earnings this week: IBM might be the dark horse suitor to step in and snap BEA Systems right out from under Oracle. That could come up on the company's conference call.

  • Subprime Still Dominates Markets, Banking Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Here are my thoughts this Monday morning: 1) Citigroup's earnings were about in line with their own drastically reduced guidance they gave a couple weeks ago. Fixed income was poor as expected, and consumer delinquency rates continue to uptick. International posted strong revenue growth (up 30%) Conference call at 8:30.

  • Stocks End Higher on M&A News, Strong Retail Sales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 7:43 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Friday following strong retail sales and renewed mergers and acquisitions activity. "It seems that people are buying the pullbacks," said Joe Ranieri of Canaccord Adams. "There's just too much value in large caps and growth is starting to chase small- and mid-caps, so look for any kind of pullbacks to be buying opportunities."

  • Icahnic Investing Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 7:06 PM ET

    It's OK to be a follower, as long as Carl Icahn is leading. The activist investor tells Cramer his hopes for BEA Systems and Motorola. 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.

  • BEA, Oracle at Odds on $17 a Share Offer Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 6:33 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in California.

    BEA Systems said on Friday that its board had concluded that a $17 per share unsolicited takeover bid from Oracle "significantly under-values BEA."

  • Stop Trading!: Buy-Do.com Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 6:21 PM ET

    The Chinese search giant is going to $500, Cramer said. Also, the best financial to own until the end of the year.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.

  • Market Moves Up, But Inflation Worries Exist Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:13 AM ET

    Here are my thoughts this morning: 1) Producer Price Index is hot, above expectations, but core (ex-food and energy) below expectations, retail sales stronger than expected, so market has moved up on this because it watches core inflation and is happy retail sales are stronger than expected.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Investors Await Earnings Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed on Monday as strength in tech stocks was overshadowed by investor concerns ahead of earnings season.

  • SAP Shares Slump on Business Objects Deal Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 11:30 AM ET

    Shares of SAP, the world's leading business software maker, tumbled Monday on the news that it would buy Franco-American company Business Objects, as investors feared the price of the transaction was too high.

  • As Oracle dashed around snapping up companies, SAP remained an aloof spectator. CEO Henning Kagermann insisted they would hold on to their number one spot in the business software market by growing organically. Today that policy has changed, and Kagermann is now chasing customers through acquisition.

  • Lightning Round: Apple, Oracle, Sirius and More Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 7:54 PM ET

    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.