Lee Brodie is Digital Producer for Mad Money with Jim Cramer. Past credits include "Trading Spaces" and "Entertainment Tonight." He has also produced shows for History, MSNBC, NBC Productions, PBS and more. He received a 2007 Daytime Emmy award for the A&E documentary "A Question of Life or Meth." Brodie also received an Emmy award for his coverage of the New York theater scene in "Live from Broadway with Pat Collins." His first job in media was also with NBC, as a page.
Behind the corporate credit bubble - that’s the topic of this Ratigan Report. Click here to read our interview with Yale University Professor of Economics, Robert Shiller. Stock investors best remember Shiller for correctly calling the top of the market in 2000. He is also a co-founder of MacroMarkets LLC, an alternative investment firm.
Think you like to shop? You’ve got nothing on Corporate America. Year-to-date, US. corporations have borrowed $439 billion – 33% ahead of last year’s pace record pace. Banks are providing loans freely without taking into account the varying risks of each situation. So as companies load up with debt and the riskiest companies get loans for near the same rates as the safest, a dangerous credit bubble may be developing.
Harold from Maryland feels Starbucks (SBUX) shares are lagging and wants to know if they might perk up soon. He also wonders if he should switch out of SBUX and into either McDonald’s (MCD), YUM brands (YUM) or Chipotle (CMG)?
In this feature CNBC Contributor Herb Greenberg takes down the traders over their picks. Click here to find out why Herb and and the guys are clashing over Standard Pacific (SPF), 1-800-Flowers.com (FLWS) and JetBlue (JBLU).
The refining stocks are the hottest stocks in the market this year. And the finest among them is San Antonio's Tesoro Corp (TSO). Shares this year have surged 76%. If you want to know why refining is such a good business, consider this - crude oil plunged 2% Thursday yet gasoline prices still rose. Are drivers being gouged?
It promises to be a wonderful weekend for the Wonderful World of Disney with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End hitting theaters. The blockbuster franchise has brought in nearly $2 billion so far, and this third installment is widely expected to bring Disney plenty more box office booty. But after this weekend's monster release, are there any catalysts left to keep Disney's (DIS) stock going?
Call it a failure to launch; the U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday that new home sales unexpectedly soared in April, marking the biggest jump in 14 years. The report ignited a positive swing in the S&P 500 pushing it into all-time territory. But for the fourth time this week, we had the record in our sights and sold off. What happened?
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Cramer formulates his investment advice. "Inside the Madness" is a column, which features e-mails and more with Cramer and his researcher Nicole Urken.
You’ve always wanted to hit the “Hallelujah!” button. Here’s your chance.