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  • The flooding in Iowa has spread its economic stress to more than just rising corn prices. Many Iowa-based companies are also feeling the strain, causing production to stop and stocks to move.

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    Warren Buffett told reporters in Italy today that the high price of oil doesn't really affect his investment decisions.  In response to a question from CNBC Europe's Anna Martin, Buffett said that while oil does affect his operating businesses, it has a similar effect on his competitors.  "There's a real impact on society, but not much on our investment decisions."

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    Suddenly, investors are waking up to the reality that high-priced oil is here to stay.

  • No one ever got hurt taking some profits, Cramer says. Here's what he'd be selling in this sell-off.

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    The S&P and Dow eked out gains Monday as record oil prices boosted energy shares, but the Nasdaq slipped after a chipmaker's warning. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Despite the ongoing rise in crude oil prices and the overall concerns of a weaker economy, the Dow Jones Transportation Average hit new all-time highs today. It passed its previous intraday high of 5,487.05 that it had set last July. If it closes over 5,446.49 today, it will set a new all-time closing high.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Terrible consumer sentiment, more record oil and Microsoft's weak earnings weren't enough to keep Friday's market down. But what's in store for next week?

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    Warren Buffett's railroad ride with Burlington Northern Santa Fe looks increasingly profitable lately. The stock jumped almost 5 percent today (Wednesday) to close at an all-time high of $99.30.   That's a gain of almost 30 percent since Berkshire Hathaway finished up its most recent string of Burlington buys in late January.

  • CNBC asked the experts where they would invest in this market environment, and here's a sampling of their recommendations.

  • Brace yourself for some big surprises this earnings season, says Goldman Sachs analyst David Kostin. How should you trade when you’re being warned to expect the unexpected?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    What had started in US history as the means to link the east with the West, the Railroad Industry has become a critical aspect of the United States’ economy, and is one of its global competitive advantages.  That trend continues as more investment is pouring into the railroad infrastructure.  Here are some companies that are reaping the benefits...

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    Shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe have soared by more than 15 percent since Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway completed a string of almost daily stock purchases in mid-January.

  • There has never been a better time to own the financials, Cramer says.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.

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    John Barnes, transportation analyst at BB&T Capital Markets, sees a weak, tepid, "pretty tough" first quarter.  So should investors stay out of transports for now? "Absolutely not," he told CNBC.  "We'd be diving in.  You want to buy...when things are at their bleakest."

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    Warren Buffett's been hopping aboard the railroads again, picking up an additional stake in Burlington Northern. Should you go along for the ride?

  • Stocks closed higher for the second straight day on positive signs for the economy and strong earnings report.

  • Whether it was the result of bulls stampeding or bears running, Wednesday's 631-point pendulum swing in the Dow certainly lays the groundwork for more high velocity action Thursday when the markets have more earnings and economic news to consider.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is once again adding to its stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe after taking a break for the last few months. A filing with the SEC minutes ago reveals purchases of Burlington stock today, yesterday and Tuesday. Earlier today, Berkshire disclosed a small purchase on Monday. So, every day of the week so far, Buffett has bought some Burlington. They are the first disclosed purchases since a string of buys that began last spring and ended in October.