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  • ADM Shares Surge on Better-Than-Expected Profit Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

    Archer Daniels Midland, a major food processor, reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, overcoming weakness in the ethanol business and sending its shares up as much as 9 percent.

  • Green Vs. Black ETFs Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 8:06 AM ET

    With investors fixating on $100-a-barrel oil and CNBC taking an in-depth look at the green movement all this week, it’s worth asking the question: Which group is performing better in the market?

  • The Rules of the Game Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    Cramer’s new book, Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich, was written for one reason: to layout 20 important rules that help individual investors beat the big institutional money managers on the Street. Tonight, we highlight five just for you.

  • The Rules of the Game Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:25 PM ET

    Cramer’s new book, Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich, was written for one reason: to layout 20 important rules that help individual investors beat the big institutional money managers on the Street. Tonight, we highlight five just for you.

  • Talking Turkey: Blame Ethanol For The High Priced Bird Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:45 PM ET
    Turkey

    Turns out your Thanksgiving dinner is going to cost about $5 more this year. One big reason? Ethanol. Here's why. The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (though some grocers give it away if you overload on everything else). And 60% of the cost of the turkey is the feed.

  • Energy Source with Melissa Francis Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    As you may have read in Sharon's post, both she and I are "sharing" the joy of making predictions for 2008 as part of CNBC's Outlook For '08. Here are mine, with as much "futuristic foresight" as I can muster:

  • Putting Clean-Coal Technology On The Map  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 1:29 PM ET

    Illinois will be the home of a futuristic $1.8 billion power plant aimed at burning coal without emitting global warming gases.  Known as FutureGen, the plant will be watched closely by green groups, Congress and the private sector.

  • Cramer's Down on Darden Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    He may love the unlimited salad bowl at the Olive Garden, but the restaurant's parent company leaves a bad taste in his mouth.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.

  • Hummer Goes Young And Green Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 2:53 PM ET
    Hummer HX Unveiled

    General Motors unveils a smaller, sporty model, the Hummer HX,  that can be turned into a convertible or off-road vehicle and runs on ethanol.

  • When the two largest automakers in the world announce major commitments to go green within minutes of each other, it is more than just a statement about the environment. Is about winning the battle for eco-friendly cars and trucks.

  • Cramer's Rules to the Game Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 2:37 PM ET

    Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich was written for one reason: to layout 20 important rules that help individual investors beat the big institutional money managers on Wall Street. Tonight, we highlight five just for you.

  • Eight Ways To Live Green (And Save Energy) Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    There’s plenty homeowners can do to reduce energy consumption at home – and reduce their monthly utility bills -- without breaking the bank.  From insulation to appliances to landscaping,  these measures are easy and inexpensive to implement.

  • Kansas Takes On Coal Industry Over Global Warming Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 2:59 PM ET

    Kansas has become an unlikely battleground over the future of coal-fired power plants in the age of global warming.  On one level the battle in Kansas is about the legal authority of states to regulate greenhouse gases in the absence of much-needed federal regulations, but it is also a broader struggle over how coal will figure in the country’s future energy mix.

  • Iceland Proves There's Hope for Hydrogen Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    A trip to the steaming, bubbling badlands of Iceland proves one thing: There is hope for hydrogen.

  • General Mills CEO: Food Inflation Will 'Moderate' Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    But a global economic boom will keep at least some prices up.

  • Corn Cuts to Hit Home at the Supermarket Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
    Corn

    A sharp reduction in the corn harvest this year will squeeze consumers further at the grocery store and spark more criticism over using corn to make biofuel instead of food.

  • Arch's Coal Is Already Clean Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 7:08 PM ET

    Forget ethanol – this company’s got an alternative for the alternative.

  • Fuel Choices, Food Crises and Finger-Pointing Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    Higher worldwide prices for staple foods are leading many to rexamine whether biofuels are a viable long-term substiute for oil.

  • Cramer's Rules to the Game Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 2:27 PM ET

    Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich was written for one reason: to layout 20 important rules that help individual investors beat the big institutional money managers on Wall Street. Tonight, we highlight five just for you.

  • In Alternative Energy Hunt, Ethanol Under the Gun Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 12:37 PM ET
    Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The ethanol industry, once highly touted as a home-grown, alternative energy source, is struggling to retain its diminishing luster.