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  • Wal-Mart's Asda Mulls Sainsbury Bid Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 11:13 AM ET

    Asda, the British unit of Wal-Mart Stores, is taking advice on whether a bid for rival supermarket chain J. Sainsbury would break competition rules, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 8:42 AM ET

    Stocks show signs of weakness ahead of the open today after yesterday's disappointing real-estate data snuffed out the Dow's five-day winning streak. Asian markets were lower overnight, and Europe's major markets are mostly higher.

  • The Stock You Love to Hate Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 12:04 PM ET

    Cramer’s never kept his disdain for Wal-Mart a secret. As far as he’s concerned, the stock will never have a run until CEO Lee Scott is gone. But while Cramer’s opinionated, you can’t call him close-minded. If there's a way to make money on WMT, then he's willing to listen.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.

  • ConAgra Profit and Sales Climb, Despite Recall Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 11:13 AM ET

    Packaged food maker ConAgra Foods posted better-than-expected third-quarter profit, as cost-cutting measures helped offset expenses from a peanut butter recall prompted by a salmonella outbreak.

  • Wal-Mart Unveils Employee Initiatives, Bonus Plan Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 6:52 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday announced several new initiatives to recognize performance and service among its employees.

  • UT's Biggest Money Managers Take On Cramer Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 9:40 PM ET

    Cramer's having some of UT's best student money managers pitch and defend their own personal stock picks to him. These business students are involved in the McCombs MBA Investment Fund, a student-run account that's worth about $16 million. The fund impressed Cramer so much that he wanted to take on its student managers head-to-head (or longhorn-to-longhorn).

  • Wal-Mart Battles Former Marketing Exec Over Firing Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 5:12 PM ET

    Roehm, whom Wal-Mart accuses of a sexual affair with another marketing official, was fired from Wal-Mart on Dec. 4 after less than a year as head of marketing communications.

  • On the Phone with Jones Soda CEO Peter Van Stolk Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 12:07 PM ET

    Jones Soda. You may not know it, but Cramer's had his eyes on this one for a while. And he hasn't been disappointed. He called the CEO to get the lowdown on why the stock has been shooting up. 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.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: News Karma; Faber Scoops -- Again Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    I’ve learned by now that most breaking news stories don’t break in an optimum fashion -- that is, one which allows us to get all the information and a reporter on the air as soon as possible, with all elements in place. However, once in a great while, my faith in breaking-news karma is restored.

  • Wal-Mart Will Pull Bank Application, FDIC Says Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 12:07 PM ET

    "Wal-Mart made a wise choice," FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair said in a statement. "This decision will remove the controversy surrounding their intentions."

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    On Thursday, a Wal-Mart Stores e-mail became public that detailed lease terms for banks that would rent space inside its locations. The "church and state" debate began again: Should the world's No. 1 retailer be allowed to dabble in loans? A banking expert and an ex-Reagan Administration advisor argued the merits and dangers, on "Power Lunch."

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 7:46 AM ET

    World stock markets are bouncing back after Wall Street's higher close Wednesday. Of course, those gains came after a somersault session that saw the Dow take a 200-plus-point round trip, after dipping below 12,000. Volatility is likely to stay as we head toward the expiration of options Friday. For now, futures point to a higher opening.

  • U.S. Rep Questions Wal-Mart Banking Plans: N.Y. Times Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 3:58 AM ET

    An Ohio representative is planning to release information on Thursday that suggests Wal-Mart Stores' ambitions into consumer banking may extend beyond what the retail giant had previously disclosed, The New York Times reported.

  • Kroger Quarterly Profits Up 36%; Gives Upbeat Outlook Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    The largest U.S. grocery chain got an unexpected tax benefit and posted a 36.4% jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday, as it attracted shoppers with remodeled stores featuring a better selection of products.

  • Wal-Mart Stores is moving its top lobbyist in Washington to its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he will become vice president of corporate affairs.

  • Aeon, Daiei to Announce Capital Tie-Up Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 4:45 AM ET

    Japanese retailers Aeon and Daiei said Friday they will announce a capital tie-up, a move that would create the nation's largest retail group.

  • Fired Wal-Mart Worker Says he Felt Pressured: WSJ Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 4:09 AM ET

    A Wal-Mart Store employee fired this week for allegedly intercepting and recording messages from a New York Times reporter and others said he felt pressured to uncover who at the retail giant was leaking embarrassing information to outsiders, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Stocks closed higher as the major indexes held on to solid gains ahead of Friday's highly anticipated employment report. "We've seen a nice bounce back the last couple of days. The markets were clearly oversold," Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, told CNBC.

  • Terrestrial Radio: The Comeback Kid? Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    The nation's largest radio broadcaster could be the largest media and entertainment sale in history. And if the deal doesn't go through, it's still a big deal. A big deal for shareholders, because if the buyout doesn't happen, the company is likely to be broken up (splitting the radio and outdoor advertising business) or we'll see a stock buyback.

  • After the market meltdown of last week, a number of investors fled to mega cap stocks such as Citigroup, Exxon Mobil and Wal-Mart, hoping the area would be a safe haven in the wake of the market meltdowns at the end of February, but huge companies with market caps of $200 billion or more did only marginally better than the overall market.

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