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  • 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...

  • Dow Sets Another Record as Financials, Telecoms Rally Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher and the Dow ended at another record high, buoyed by sharp gains in financial and telecom stocks. "With strong earnings and reasonable valuations, you should expect stocks to go higher," said Ed Keon, chief investment strategist at Prudential. "I think the market represents good value."

  • Sprint Nextel Loses Subscribers, Misses Expectations Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 8:23 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel, the third-biggest U.S. mobile phone service, posted a quarterly loss and a fall in subscribers who pay monthly bills, adding to worries that the company was losing market share to rivals.

  • Could AT&T Make a Bid for Alltel? Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 8:02 PM ET

    Tonight, it's all about telco on Mad Money, and Cramer thinks he's found a small wireless provider that might be offering itself up as an acquisition target.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.

  • Playing the Telco Spending Cycle Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 8:01 PM ET

    Cramer thinks the big phone companies are ready to open their wallets. That could be good news for Tellabs and Ciena.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.

  • Dialing Up Defense Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 7:58 PM ET

    Retail isn’t looking all that good these days, Cramer says. So he wants you playing defense, and he wants you to start now. Tonight, he’s offering up three telecommunications plays, classic market defense, to try to keep you making money while other stocks falter. 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.

  • Qwest's company headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

    Qwest Communications International  said Tuesday first-quarter earnings rose sharply, helped by expanding margins, stronger data revenue, and an increase in high-speed Internet subscribers.

  • Stocks ended at session lows on Monday following a late flurry of selling due to weakness in tech stocks, but the Dow ended the month with the biggest gains since December 2003. "We've been making money in the last six weeks, so I do think we need a timeout," said Al Goldman, chief market strategist at A.G. Edwards.

  • Verizon Communications reported strong growth in wireless and Internet subscribers in the first quarter, though net profit fell from the sale of a directories unit and South American businesses.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 8:42 AM ET

    Stocks are barely budging ahead of the open today as traders wade through a few earnings reports and look to personal income and spending data, construction spending and the Chicago purchasing managers reports. European markets are higher, while oil is trading slightly lower.

  • Contest Stocks: Vonage Hits A Trifecta! Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    Here's our contest "stock report" on what you're buying and selling and well with. Best and worst performers are being doming by earnings news. And Vonage got quite a boost yesterday, from the news of a court ruling in it's favor--in it's attempt to sign up new customers while it fights a patent suit from Verizon. We reported that in the blog yesterday. So Vonage ended up in best performer, most active and widely held--a trifecta for sure.

  • Vonage Wins Court Stay in Verizon Patent Battle Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 7:14 PM ET

    Internet phone company Vonage Holdings said a federal appeals court issued a permanent stay of a previous court's injunction that would have barred it from signing up new customers.