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  • With Europe's economy humming along while ours looks like it could be stalling, it's crucial to get some foreign exposure in your portfolio, Cramer said. How about the world's second-largest wireless company?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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    Mobile phone giant Vodafone Group said on Wednesday it had decided not to sell part of its 45% stake in fast-growing U.S. cell phone joint venture Verizon Wireless.

  • Swisscom reported on Wednesday reported a 59% increase in second-quarter net profit following the takeover of Italian telecoms company Fastweb and the repurchase of a minority stake in its mobile business.

  • Stocks ended sharply lower on several disappointing earnings reports and concerns about the housing industry. "The housing story has gone from bad to worse. It's pretty clear that the subprime market is not as well contained as a lot of people had been thinking," said David Rosenberg, North American economist at Merrill Lynch.

  • An overwhelming majority of Vodafone Group shareholders have backed Chief Executive Arun Sarin's U.S. strategy and rejected calls by a rebel investor to release billions of pounds to shareholders.

  • Mobile phone giant Vodafone Group posted robust first-quarter revenue and customer growth on Thursday as booming business in India and Turkey helped offset tough German and Italian markets.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a new record high, even as renewed worries about a subprime spillover dragged on the broader market. "I think everything's going really well," said Ron Kiddoo, chief investment officer at Cozad Asset Management. "We think the market is being driven mostly by full employment, low interest rates, low inflation and a reasonably good economy."

  • If there's going to be a buyout in telecom, Cramer says it should be Sprint.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.

  • Wireless telecommunications company Vodafone said it is not planning to bid for Verizon Communications, responding to a report it was considering a $160 billion offer.

  • While Vodafone itself has debunked a story in FT.com's Alphaville blog that Vodaphone was "mulling" a $160 billion takeover of Verizon, Verizon options have been actively traded.

  • Stocks are setting a positive tone ahead of the opening even as oil continues its move up. Merger news, real and rumored, dominates the Monday morning headlines.

  • Speculation in London newspapers over the weekend about a potential $50 billion offer on the way for Alcoa from BHP Billiton is among the largest of possible deals for traders to focus on today.

  • Sprint Nextel, which recently launched an advertising campaign to attract new customers, is disconnecting more than 1,000 subscribers for calling its customer service lines too often and making what the company called unreasonable requests.

  • Spanish-owned mobile phone operator O2 has yet to sign any deal to bring iPhone mobile phones -- Apple's latest "must-have" gadget -- to Britain.

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    Google has acquired GrandCentral Communications, a start-up that lets users manage their existing phones and voice mailboxes over the Web as if they were a single account, the company said on Monday.

  • Shares in British-based Vodafone set fresh year highs on Thursday, helped by hopes the mobile phone giant was set to clinch a deal to bring Apple much-hyped iPhone handset to Europe.

  • Google, Vodafone, Foster Wheeler and more...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 closed sharply lower as rising bond yields signaled a tougher global credit environment. "It was a pretty ugly day," said Tom Schrader, managing director of U.S. listed trading at Stifel Nicolaus. "The market needed a washout and we got one. It was caused by higher rates, which is not good for the carry trade, LBOs and M&A."

  • Mobile phone giant Vodafone Group came under pressure on Thursday from an activist investment group to free up as much as 38 billion pounds ($75.8 billion) from its assets to return to shareholders.

  • In an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Seidenberg observed that, "The iPhone is going to create a lot of buzz in the industry, it’s going to heat up the whole space ... so, when they (customers) look at Verizon, this is what we’re poised to provide our customers".