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  • Demand for a free vaccine against cervical cancer is outstripping supply in New Hampshire, which was the first state in the country to approve free distribution of the vaccine, which protects girls against four strains of a sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus, or HPV.

  • World Bank Group to Discuss President Wolfowitz's Fate Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 12:53 PM ET

    The World Bank's board on Friday ordered an ad hoc group to discuss the fate of President Paul Wolfowitz, whose leadership has been thrown into turmoil by revelations that he helped his girlfriend get a high-paying job.

  • Barney Frank: "Say on Pay" Bill Won't Hurt Companies Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that a bill requiring companies to hold advisory votes on executive pay is a “moderate” piece of legislation and would cause no harm.

  • Hydrating the Green Day Portfolio Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 6:28 PM ET

    Back on April 2, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that is the basis for Cramer’s weeklong “Green Day” series, in which the Court effectively made it profitable to start investing in companies that help cut back on pollution and clean up the environment. Today he's talking water.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.

  • Google Earnings Preview Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 12:15 PM ET

    The big week in Internet earnings reaches a crescendo this afternoon when Google reports earnings. These numbers come at a fascinating time in the company's history.Google has become a kind of financial underdog, compared to other big names in the sector, including Yahoo, which is still licking its wounds, and eBay, which is enjoying its second beat-and-raise quarter in a row. A strange position to be in for a company trading at nearly $500 a share.

  • BlackBerry Blackout! Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 11:08 AM ET

    If you went to bed and woke up this morning thinking the world was quiet and that today was going to be a light day at the office, you may want to call in, instead of relying on your BlackBerry. Research in Motion confirms a massive, system wide blackout affecting all its 8 million subscribers that began around 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, and while service is being restored, it is still sporadic and may take much of the day to get back on line completely.

  • Cramer Goes Green Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 6:15 PM ET

    Cramer is finally getting behind "green" companies - all because of a little Supreme Court decision handed down two weeks ago. 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.

  • Microsoft as the Pot; Google as the Kettle Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 2:44 PM ET
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    Google's acquisition of DoubleClick wasn't much of a surprise since blogs and news coverage over the past few weeks have indicated that the company was in play and had several suitors, including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and various others.But the big surprise happened over the weekend when we found out that Microsoft was building a coalition of companies to come out against the deal, and that the anti-trust poster-company was now playing the part of victim. Needless to say, this pot-calling-the-kettle-black legal strategy is raising some eyebrows.

  • Tate & Lyle in Sweetener Dispute with Chinese Firms Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 3:02 AM ET

    Britain's Tate & Lyle said on Tuesday it had filed a case in the United States against three Chinese firms alleging infringement of its patents covering the manufacture of zero-calorie sweetener sucralose.

  • Virgin Media Set for Legal Action with BSkyB Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 5:52 AM ET

    Virgin Media will argue rival BSkyB has abused a dominant position when their cable versus satellite row over Sky channels reaches court but competition lawyers believe it will be difficult to prove.

  • RadioShack Sued Over Texas ID Theft Law Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    RadioShack was sued on Monday by the Texas Attorney General's office, which charged that the electronics retailer exposed consumers to potential identity theft by dumping data such as addresses and credit-card numbers in a trash bin behind one of its stores.

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    The European Commission confirmed Tuesday it had opened an antitrust probe into the way Apple's iTunes sells music online in coordination with major music companies.

  • EU Takes Spain to Court Over E.On-Endesa Deal Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    The European Commission said Wednesday it was taking Spain to the EU's Court of Justice over the "unlawful" conditions Madrid put on E.On's multibillion euro bid to buy Spain's biggest electricity company, Endesa.

  • Bush Pledges to Veto Bill Withdrawing Iraq Troops Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to impose a Sept. 1, 2008, deadline for withdrawing all American combat troops from Iraq, prompting a quick veto promise from President George W. Bush.

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    New Jersey is the latest state where some legislators would like to ban text messaging while driving, sending a message to BlackBerry addicts who may have found a way to stay productive while sidelined by a traffic jam.

  • Total CEO Held for a Second Day of Questioning Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 8:43 AM ET

    The chief executive of oil company Total was held for a second day of questioning Thursday in an investigation into the group's activities in Iran, while two other executives were released with no charges filed, the company said.

  • Former dot-com mogul Takafumi Horie was found guilty of securities laws violations and sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Friday, in a case that has come to symbolize the challenges Japan faces in policing rising startups.

  • Ex-Siemens Managers Deny Bribery But Admit Payments Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 11:58 AM ET

    Two former managers of German industrial group Siemens denied charges of breach of trust and bribery but acknowledged making payments to employees of Italy's Enel to secure gas-turbines contracts.

  • GOP Congressman Proposes Hedge Funds Register With SEC Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 4:05 PM ET

    Sen. Charles Grassley filed the legislation as an amendment to a Homeland Security bill now being debated by the Senate.

  • Google Attacked Over Copyright Infringement Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 12:05 PM ET

    If content is king, there's bitter dissention brewing in the online kingdom, with Microsoft launching later this morning a new front in its assault against Google. Microsoft's associate general counsel Thomas Rubin will deliver a blistering attack on Google to the American Association of Publishers at a meeting in New York City later this morning....