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    Back when things made sense in the stock market, a company announcing layoffs would be greeted as a positive sign that it was shoring up its bottom line.

  • Chaos reigns Friday: Lame-duck White House and Congress are unable to reach a decision on the financial crisis. Yet Citigroup stock inched up, despite misgivings over the CEO's determination not to break up the firm. And while legislators dither over the jet-setting Big 3 automakers' fates, one strategist told CNBC that Ford Motor stock could yet quadruple overnight. (You read that correctly.)

  • Banks are anathema to stock-market investors now, but Peter Sorrentino of Huntington Asset Advisors says that will change — probably around the middle of next year.

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    The Dow tumbled on Wednesday closing below the psychologically important 8,000 level for the first time since March 2003.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sharply increased its stake in ConocoPhillips this spring and summer, accumulating a total of 84 million shares as of the end of the third quarter on September 30, according to Berkshire's just-released quarterly portfolio filing with the SEC.

  • US Bancorp is the latest Cramer-recommended bank to enter the M&A market.

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    The Dow surged higher in an Election Day rally, with investors looking forward to the end of the uncertainty surrounding the long fight for the White House.

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    Stocks ended one of their worst months ever on a high note as signs of further thawing in credit markets lifted battered shares.

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    The Dow fell in the last minutes of trading despite a Federal Reserve rate cut and signs that government efforts to shore up credit markets are starting to work.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading, an hour that has become known for wild, unpredictable swings, as a new government plan to juice money-market funds and some dismal corporate outlooks kept investors on edge.

  • Stocks retreated after a fleeting uptick as investors digested a slew of earnings and some dismal outlooks and signs of a thawing in the credit markets.

  • Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.

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    U.S. companies ranging from chemicals like Du Pont, to pharmas like Pfizer and Schering Plough, and financials like Fifth Third and BlackRock, reported earnings Tuesday.

  • U.S. stock market index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as worries over the health of the economy offset enthusiasm after news of a possible second stimulus package.

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    Warren Buffett has very publicly proclaimed that now is the time to be "greedy" and buy U.S. stocks, because everyone else is fearful, and those fears are driving down stock prices to bargain levels.  While some praise his leadership and courage, there are also skeptics.

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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play next week's market moving events.

  • Will history repeat itself? Cramer offers strategies and stocks for surviving the coming week.

  • Financial Crisis

    The US Treasury’s plan to inject cash directly into banks may be more effective in battling the credit freeze than having the government buy the banks' troubled mortgage debt ... provided the right banks get the cash. 

  • Getting dumped stinks. You think you’ve found a wonderful partner only to realize those feelings aren’t returned. Poor Citigroup! Find out what Dick Bove has to say about the mess.