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.
Faryl from NY says she owns a small fashion business here in the US, however, a significant portion of her manufacturing is done overseas, in emerging markets such as China. Since she’s in constant contact with clients and vendors overseas, how can he make fast money in a hot overseas telecom stock?
With the violent sell-off in emerging markets earlier this year, our very own Tim Strazzini has uncovered some trading vehicles to play the safer, more developed parts of the world.
Its name is synonymous with web security, but McAfee (MFE) may need a little protection itself, after losing its CEO amid an options scandal that required the company to restate 10 year’s worth of earnings. McAfee purged former management and brought in a tech industry veteran with an expertise in data storage. But with growing competition from Symantec (SYMC) and lingering options questions, can one man secure this security company for shareholders?
Few companies struggle with negative public perception the way that Halliburton (HAL) does. (That’s in large part due to its White House connections and possible overcharging on government contracts.) Over the weekend, another PR problem, the nation's largest oil services firm said it was moving its corporate headquarters overseas, to Mideast financial hub Dubai.
After reaching record highs and then sliding on the global equity slump and lending blowup fears, investors have started to bid aggressively for Wall Street stocks again. With quarterly earnings from Goldman Sachs (GS) hitting the street tomorrow and Lehman Brothers (LEH) following on Wednesday, how much longer can you continue to bank on the investment banks?.
Buyout king KKR devoured low-end discount store Dollar General for $6.9 billion today. Seduced by the sector’s steady cash flows and large real-estate holdings private equity has already scooped up main street brands such as Neiman Marcus, Albertsons and Toys “R” Us – dropping $52 billion in the past two years alone. Is the next retail buy-out around the corner or is the fast money leaving the mall?
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