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  • Stocks Shake Off "Blues" To Move Higher Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 9:56 AM ET

    Stocks are firming after the last few anxious sessions though the U.S. dollar has moved to a new low, oil is back on the rise and gold is at a 28-year high. The ever sunny Google is hitting a new high before the opening bell after Sanford C. Bernstein upped its target on the stock to $850 from $720.

  • Valero Profit Sinks 20% as Refining Margins Shrink Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 8:36 AM ET

    Independent refiner Valero Energy said on Tuesday its third-quarter earnings fell 20 percent as the margins to make gasoline fell sharply from the record levels reached in the second quarter.

  • Week Ahead: How Dangerous Is The Financial Sector? Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

    Stocks could be setting up for a bit of a bounce back but first investors need to decide just how radioactive the financial sector has become. Heading into the weekend, market rumors of lurking credit issues plagued bank and brokerage stocks.

  • Kerkorian's Refined Taste Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 11:05 AM ET

    Most of Wall Street might disagree with the billionaire's move into oil refiners, but Cramer thinks he's right. Here's how to play the pin action.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.

  • Toxic Town Lures Industry While Residents Wheeze Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:19 PM ET

    There is a quiet battle for the future of this industrial town, one of America's most polluted places.

  • Retail Concerns Slow Rally Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    Concerns that retail earnings and same store sales might be on the light side are being born out, at least initial numbers. Men's Wearhouse cut its forecast for third quarter profits, citing "continued softening in traffic trends." American Eagle saw a decrease of 5% in September comparable store sales, citing lower traffic and unseasonably warm weather.

  • Stocks End Mixed Amid Earnings Uneasiness Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks bounced off session lows to close mixed on Wednesday but a late afternoon rally fizzled as investors were wary of initial quarterly earnings reports which came in largely below forecasts.

  • Stop Trading!: Costco's a Buy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    Don't make the same mistake some traders are making. This is not your average retailer.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.

  • Third-Quarter Earnings Are Off to Rocky Start Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    Many investors were expecting third-quarter earnings to be bad. And so far they haven't been disappointed.

  • Midday Buzz Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 1:31 PM ET

    Market is dealing with several problems today: 1) Boeing down more than 3% after it delayed deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner for six months, due to problems assembling the plane. Though they say it won't materially hurt 20087 or 2008 earnings, it is still a surprise.

  • Valero Warns as High Oil Prices Hit Margins Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    Oil refiner Valero Energy expects sharply lower quarterly profit due to a drop in refining, throughput and product margins, the company said on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Oil Closes Down as U.S. Storm Fades Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 4:05 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Oil eased from its record high on Friday as a hurricane subsided in the Gulf of Mexico and as fresh evidence of credit troubles in the banking sector hit financial markets.

  • Oil Settles Above $80 For First Time Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 3:24 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Crude oil settled at $80.09 in New York trading, the first time it ever closed above $80 (in nominal dollars).

  • Energy Stocks Still A Good Long-Term Investment Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 1:38 PM ET
    ** FILE ** This undated photo shows a Shell Oil rig in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Nigeria's latest hostage crisis came to a peaceful end Sunday, June 4, 2006, as six Britons, one American and one Canadian held captive for two days were released unharmed, looking tired, but in good health. A group of unidentified militants from southeastern Bayesla state who were demanding jobs and money kidnapped the expatriates Friday from an offshore oil platform operated by Dolphin Drilling Ltd. (AP Photo/Shel

    Energy stocks are still a solid investment for the long haul, say market strategists, though rampant speculation and big price swings could make it a bumpy ride for investors.

  • Wall Street

    The stock market appeared to return to normal this past week, but many analysts believe continued credit worries will drive prices lower in the near term.  Still, long-term investors should be on the lookout for bargains.

  • Margin Squeeze Could Pressure Oil Refiners Stocks Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    The record earnings bonanza U.S. refiners enjoyed in the first half of 2007 may be winding down as weaker margins hit profits this quarter and next.

  • Before the recent downturn in the U.S. stock market, portfolio strategists and market prognosticators said the resiliency of the markets was a key sign of positive times ahead.

  • Hurricane Dean Spurs More Offshore Oil Evacuations Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

    Energy companies in the Gulf of Mexico stepped up evacuations of workers Friday ahead of the first Atlantic hurricane of 2007, even as most revised forecasts showed the storm missing oil and gas installations.

  • Shell Shuts Wells, Starts Evacuations in U.S. Gulf Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 6:24 PM ET

    Shell Oil was pulling nonessential workers from the western U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday as the company prepared to shut in 5 million cubic feet of natural gas production off the south Texas coast, the company said.