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Cramer: Why this week is so important

Gridlock, unlike greed, is good!

Now that Republicans took the Senate in elections earlier in the week and will be at odds with the president, Jim Cramer thinks the development will be a good thing for the market. It will allow investors to focus on companies and big themes of the year, rather than being pulled down by Washington.

Whatever happens in Washington, it won't be because the economy is stupid. Employment numbers released Friday showed continuous, consistent job growth, prompting many to speak about how the U.S. economy is the shining star around the world.

"I think that while voters want Washington to do something, work together, legislate; investors want Washington handcuffed and doing nothing," said the "Mad Money" host.


The U.S. Capitol.
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The U.S. Capitol.

With this political climate in mind, here are the earnings events that Cramer has on his mind for the week:

Monday: The companies that will paint a larger picture of the environment.

Halcon Resources: Though it is a small player in the oil space, with the recent flare up tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Cramer considers this as a must-listen-to conference call. The call will reveal what is really going on in the oil market. Hedge funds suspect that smaller players have borrowed too much and can't pay it back. This call will clarify suspicions.

Tuesday: Salute your veterans! It is also Singles Day in China.

D.R. Horton: Cramer thinks the largest home builder in the U.S. needs to confirm that things have become better in the market so that people will believe the recovery is real.

Thursday: Retail gamut

Wal-Mart, Kohl's & Nordstrom: These stocks have all benefited from lower gasoline. However, Wal-Mart could really be the breakout player, as it has a sweet spot for better employment and lower gasoline.

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While interest rates remain at ridiculously low levels, one stock that is benefiting from this is EPR Properties. This real estate investment trust is a bond market equivalent stock, which Cramer said is a great way for investors to get a good dividend that pays higher than Treasury bonds, with a potential for capital appreciation.

With the change in winds and Republicans taking majority in the Senate, could this mean more charter schools will be built? Cramer turned to EPR Properties CEO David Brain for answers.

"I think the elections were a ringing endorsement for it, and I think that in those places where you have caps on the number of charter schools I think those will start to come off," Brain said.

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Jim Cramer on set of Mad Money
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There is a good combination of events brewing, which leads Cramer to believe that the housing market is finally making a comeback.

Finally! The poor housing market has been one sad story. The group is represented by XHB, the home-builder exchange-traded fund, has been one of the worst performing sectors in the market. It's pretty pathetic.

"But now I see two signs that this group is about to join the bullish party: A thaw in lending, and lower gasoline prices," said the "Mad Money" host.

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Just as it is CNBC's 25th anniversary, Stanley Bergman celebrated his 25th anniversary of taking over as CEO for Henry Schein.

Henry Schein is the No. 1 distributor of health care products and services for dentists, veterinarians, as well as a major supplier of vaccines.

The company recently reported a 3-cent earnings beat from a $1.31 basis, along with higher than expected revenues, up 11.7 percent year-over-year. With such strong sales reported in North America and overseas, the stock jumped 6.6 percent on Thursday.

What has been the biggest change that Bergman has seen over the years?

"Crown and the bridge will be totally digitized. You want to know what's changed? That's technology," Bergman said.

Bergman indicated that patients will be able to have crown or implant work done within one hour, in one visit to the dentist, a dramatic difference from the current dental process.

Cramer continued to give his opinion on what stocks will be important for next week on the Lightning Round.

Seadrill: "Stay out of my house of pain on this one, and I don't recommend it."

Micron Technology: "Micron is good, but why don't you go a little bit more upscale and buy Skyworks Solutions."