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  • Post-Recalls, a New Way to Clean the Greens Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
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    The produce industry — rocked by several major recalls in recent years linked to outbreaks of salmonella, E. coli and other bacteria — has been searching for a better way to wash its greens. Now, the nation’s leading producer of bagged salad greens, Fresh Express, says that washing them in a mild acid solution accomplishes the task. The NYT reports.

  • Pops & Drops: Smithfield Foods, Big Lots... Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    As stocks ended off session highs Wednesday, the traders discussed some stocks that caught their attention.

  • Hottest Commodity? The Whole Sector Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:19 PM ET
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    From oil to corn, the commodities sector is on fire. Gold, silver and copper are at all-time highs as the U.S. dollar loses value.

  • EPA Expected to OK More Ethanol in Gas Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to raise the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline for vehicles manufactured since 2007.

  • Rising Corn Prices Trigger Fears of Rising Food Costs Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 1:46 AM ET
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    Extreme weather this year has sent grain prices soaring, jolting commodities markets and creating fears of tight supplies that could eventually hit consumers’ wallets. The NYT reports.

  • Are Investors Blind to Bad News? Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 7:29 PM ET

    It has certainly seemed so lately. Cramer’s advice: Use that to your advantage.

  • Why Dow 11,000 Matters So Much Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    Plus, a look at low P/E multiples, earnings and the ag market.

  • Monsanto’s Fortunes Turn Sour Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 7:55 AM ET
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    Monsanto has been buffeted by setbacks this year that have prompted analysts to question whether its winning streak from creating ever more expensive genetically engineered crops is coming to an end, the New York Times reports.

  • The "Mad Money" host explains what's important to watch for when companies report next week.

  • Jobs More Important Than Earnings Next Week Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    But that doesn’t mean there aren’t quarters worth watching. Here are Cramer’s top picks.

  • BHP Says Close to Lodging Potash Legal Challenge Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 7:38 AM ET
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    BHP Billiton said on Friday it expected to lodge a motion within the next few days to challenge a lawsuit filed by Potash to fend off the miner's $39 billion hostile takeover bid.

  • The Price of Water: Is Higher Better? Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 3:11 PM ET
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    San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply.  Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.

  • Halftime: Joy Global CEO Reveals Acquisition Strategy Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 1:44 PM ET

    Mike Sutherlin, CEO of Joy Global, talks candidly about takeovers with the desk.

  • The Problem With Consumer-Confidence Reports Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 3:22 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on retail, agriculture, housing and more.

  • Think you’ve got a hot tip on a buyout rumor? Think again. None of the rampant deal speculation in the market this month has come true.

  • Egg Producer Says His Business Grew Too Quickly Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:25 AM ET
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    An Iowa egg producer at the center of a nationwide outbreak of salmonella apologized to a Congressional panel on Wednesday and acknowledged that his family operation had become “big quite awhile before we stopped acting like we were small.”  The NYT reports.

  • Halftime: Trading Higher Commodity Prices Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the price of both corn and cotton higher, the traders game its effect on the food industry and retail space. So what's their trade?

  • Cramer Loves Chemicals Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 7:05 PM ET

    Well, he always cautions against “loving” stocks, as they’re just pieces of paper. But he’s definitely bullish on these two companies.

  • Licensing Deal for Hot New Apple Comes Under Fire Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 10:24 AM ET
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    A new breed of apple has been a hit with consumers lucky enough to find it. Cindy and Frank Femling, however, are among the growers who fear it could put them out of business.

  • Two Stocks Taking Off Soon Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

    Cramer thinks these multi-industry names will soon "hit the sweet spot."