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  • 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".

  • Unlocking Another 1,000 Points From the Dow Friday, 25 May 2007 | 7:45 PM ET

    All week, Cramer's broken down the Dow stock by stock to show Home Gamers how the index should climb another thousand points before the year is over. 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.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:45 PM ET

    Jacobs Engineering, Verizon, Dendreon, Rite Aid 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.

  • A U.S. District Judge might have denied NASCAR's request to stay an injunction that allowed the Cingular logo on Jeff Burton's car to be replaced with an AT&T logo, but NASCAR got a victory yesterday when Alltel agreed to a $25 billion private equity buyout. Let's go back and put this in context for you. NASCAR obviously did not want the AT&T brand on the track because it wasn't one of the brands that were grandfathered in when the governing body signed a 10-year, $700 million deal with Nextel to be the official telecommunications company of NASCAR. But consolidation in this industry is very common -- Sprint soon bought Nextel and AT&T bought Cingular.

  • Supreme Court Rules for Telcos in Antitrust Suit Monday, 21 May 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    The Supreme Court sided with the nation's largest local phone companies in a lawsuit by consumers alleging anti-competitive business practices.

  • Dow, S&P 500 Finish Higher For Seventh Straight Week Friday, 18 May 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly higher on Friday as the major markets hit new highs on takeover news and encouraging consumer data. "Right now investor sentiment is surging to the optimistic side," said Chris Johnson, founder and chief investment strategist at Johnson Research Group.

  • Contest Stocks: It's Vonage All The Way Friday, 11 May 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Well, if you owned Vonage on Thursday, and a lot of you did, you got your "just" rewards as the stock turned out to be a best performer. It gained 10.82% by Thursday's close. Vonage has been on the most active and widely held lists for some time now. This it's first appearance as a best performer. A couple of newer names showed up on the most active--HALO,ALU and MNKD. Here ya go:

  • Cramer's Call: Qwest Chairman & CEO Dick Notebaert Friday, 11 May 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    There was a time when this telco name was synonymous with disgrace - not anymore.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.

  • Many reporters and columnists over the last couple of days have opined that baseball teams will not hesitate to do anything in their clubhouses about beer and we’ve seen that as more teams over the past couple days have decided to rid free beer from the locker rooms.Then they tell you that nothing will likely happen in the stands because beer is a huge profit maker for the teams and beer companies spend so much money on baseball that there’s a lot of politics behind doing anything more than the symbolic gesture of keeping alcohol out of the locker rooms.

  • Hot Stocks: JetBlue, Vonage Among Big Movers Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Analyst actions and earnings updates were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Thursday.

  • Three Private-Equity Groups Are Eyeing Alltel: WSJ Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 1:50 AM ET

    U.S. rural wireless telecoms service provider Alltel is being pursued by at least three groups of private-equity buyers about a potential purchase, the Wall Street Journal said on its Web site on Wednesday.

  • Stop Trading! Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 5:59 PM ET

    Cable has its triple play for media – internet, cable, phone – but Cramer has his own: Verizon, Comcast and Charter Communications. Here are the reasons why these stocks are his favorite in the space. 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.

  • "Street Signs": The Big Picture Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    The cable industry is assembling in Las Vegas for a major convention, where competition, convergence and content are the buzz words.

  • Craig Moffett, senior cable and satellite analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that cable appears poised to beat satellite TV in the marketplace. “I wouldn’t say (satellite) is dying, but remember that it’s a one-way technology in what’s increasingly a two-way world,” Moffett said Tuesday.

  • The Week on Wall Street Friday, 4 May 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    Mergers and acquisitions dominated headlines during the week as the S&P 500 ended above 1,500 for the first time in more than seven years and came within striking distance of an all-time high of 1,527 set in March 2000. "Merger activity is one of the things that's driving the strength in this market," said Ted Weisberg, president of Seaport Securities.

  • Is Corning a Triple Play? Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 8:56 PM ET

    Cramer says yes. And as far as he's concerned, this company's profit potential is as clear as glass.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.

  • No. 2 - Your Digital Future Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 8:21 PM ET

    Time Warner (TWX) Comcast (CMCSA) and other cable companies, with their already established links to your homes, are fast becoming one-stop shopping for all your interactive needs. That's TV, phone and internet. What's the best way to trade this growing trend and what does this mean for the Verizons (VZ) of the world?

  • We’re very much used to multitasking and dealing with distractions here at the Breaking News desk, but it can be quite trying when a simple thing like a market milestone becomes a major issue. Our producers expressed the desire to have a special alert ready to go if and when the S&P 500 crossed the 1500 mark. ... Unfortunately, the index refused to cooperate, hitting your classic resistance point at 1500. Also: There’s a great scene in the Woody Allen movie, “Annie Hall"...

  • Stocks Finish Higher as S&P 500 Closes Above 1,500 Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 4:21 PM ET

    The S&P 500 index closed above the 1,500 level for the first time in nearly seven years but overall gains were modest amid concern the market may be reaching a top.  "There is a lot of good news out there but we caution investors that it has been quite a while since a pullback in the stock market," said Alan Skrainka, chief market strategist at Edward Jones. "That concerns us a little bit."

  • Mad Mail Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 7:39 PM ET

    Cramer clears up a viewer's misconception about what he said on The Chris Matthews Show this past weekend, and more...