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  • Citi's chief US equity strategist is cautious on chemicals and health care, but says more merger and acquisition deals in energy and telecommunications will make them the sectors to watch.

  • People of a certain age can be forgiven if their predictions about life in the 21st century were way off base. Perhaps inspired by the classic film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” some may have expected space travel to be commonplace and discussions with robots to be ongoing, but alas, it has not turned out that way. The 21st century is now 12 years old, and most of the technological advances predicted by science fiction have simply not come to pass. However, some of the futuristic employment trends ma

    What follows is a list of jobs that may be prevalent in the 21st century. What they all have in common is they offer prospects to those entering the workforce for the rest of the century.

  • Airgas & the Downturn

    The strategy behind Airgas's growth in a slow economic environment, with Peter McCausland, Airgas CEO.

  • Cramer: Cleanup with Clean Harbors

    The cleanup business is booming, says Mad Money's Cramer, and CLH is a fabulous business where revenues are up 41% year over year. Discussing the company's double-digit growth, with Alan McKim, Clean Harbors CEO.

  • Clorox: Investors Cleanup with Yield

    In a special Veteran's Day show, former U.S. Marine, and Clorox CEO, Donald Knauss, discusses his company's healthy 3.7% yield and strong earnings, with Mad Money host, Jim Cramer.

  • Chuck Bunch, CEO of PPG Industries, speaks about his company's future prospects.

  • Cramer: PPG Has Room to Run

    PPG Industries is the kind of stock investors need to have on their shopping list the next time there is a sell-off in the markets, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, discussing the company's future outlook, with Chuck Bunch, PPG Industries chairman/CEO.

  • Lonza Debuts on Singapore Stock Exchange

    Stefan Borgas, President and CEO of Lonza, talks about plans to tap into strong capital flow in Asia.

  • In chaotic and difficult market environments, Jim Cramer recommends investors seek the protection of stocks with serious dividends. After all, dividend-paying stocks pay investors to wait until the market calms and the economy improves.

    We pulled together a list of Jim Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio.

  • Huntsman popped at Tuesday's open, and the bulls stepped in on a pullback.

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    How much do you know about the business side of the aerospace and defense industries? Take our quiz and find out.

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    How much do you know about the bottled-water industry? Take our quiz and find out.

  • DSM Chairman and CEO Feike Sijbesma told CNBC he expects the Dutch chemicals firm to perform well in the second half of the year following strong second quarter results which saw a boost in net profit, while revenue fell just shy of the Reuters average forecast.

  • BASF CEO Kurt Bock told CNBC the firm's results were "solid and robust" in the current climate, despite falling short of analysts' expectations.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • One of the trademarks of the current recession has been widespread unemployment. As a result, anyone looking for a job right now should probably cast a wide net and include government jobs in their search for a regular paycheck.

    CNBC.com collected the annual salaries of employees in 10 high-earning government jobs, and compared them with salaries from the same jobs in the private sector. Check out the list!

  • And they’re more than plays on just that sector. In fact, they’re making money right now in multiple bull markets.

  • Sometimes the market's action just doesn't make sense. Lucky for home gamers, Cramer is here to explain.

  • Cramer explains why he thinks this conglomerate is worth a buy right now.

  • Peter McCausland, CEO of Airgas, spoke with Cramer about the company's strong fourth-quarter results.