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  • Game Plan: Obama’s Second Honeymoon? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 9:23 PM ET

    Cramer has a few ideas on how to rectify the president’s less-than-stellar first few weeks in office.

  • Look East, Investors Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:40 PM ET

    Where’s that infrastructure build-out we were promised? What about the job creation? Why is the new president’s stimulus package such a disappointment? China got it right.

  • Caterpillar Options Spike on Share Movement Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 3:36 PM ET

    Caterpillar is seeing heavy options activity as its stock trades moderately higher Wednesday. Calls outnumber puts by a 3-1 ratio and are concentrated at the February 33 strike, where contracts were bought for $0.77, $0.80, and $0.81. Some May 40 calls also traded for $0.88, according to OptionMonster's real-time tracking systems.

  • A closer look at the huge package of spending measures and tax cuts shows that many special items still got inserted into the measure

  • North Dakota Senator: Obama Plan 'Misses the Mark' Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 9:00 PM ET

    Cramer isn't the only person finding fault with the new president's spending bill. Here is what Kent Conrad wants changed.

  • Yoshikami: Investing in Infrastructure --  Now or Later? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:53 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    China, the United States and many other countries have unveiled a slew of stimulus packages aimed at reviving their economies. These proposals should see a huge bump up in infrastructure spending. If that's the case, why are many of these companies doing so poorly in the stock markets? What's going on?

  • Sell Block: Does Infrastructure Still Work? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:36 PM ET

    The "roads and bridges" approach to economic recovery President Obama talked so much about seems to have disappeared. Or, in the very least, it's much smaller than we anticipated. So are the stocks worth buying anyway?

  • Cramer: Blame Washington for Your Troubles? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:35 PM ET

    Despite high hopes for President Barack Obama's stimulus package, Thursday's market action proved that investors should still be playing defense.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer Hearts Rush Limbaugh? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    President Barack Obama's stimulus plan makes strange bedfellows.

  • Components of Stimulus Vary in Speed and Efficiency Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:01 AM ET
    Stimulus Package

    Estimating how effective the huge program of tax cuts and spending will be in getting America’s economic engines humming again is a far more complex calculation requiring almost line-by-line scrutiny of the 647-page bill, lawmakers, the New York Times reports.

  • Who Are the Real Protectionists? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 7:49 PM ET

    Nucor's Dan DiMicco answered that question in an interview with Cramer. Find out what the CEO had to say about Obama's stimulus, the new president's plans for infrastructure spending and more.

  • Pros Say: Potential Rebound in China this Quarter Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    Global governments, like Japan, Sweden and possibly Russia, are stepping up aid to support ailing financial companies in order to re-instill economic growth.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer on CAT Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 6:09 PM ET

    Plus, get the Mad Money host's calls on General Electric, Home Depot, Lowe's and more.

  • Pros Say: Hedge Funds the Best Crisis Fighter Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 4:43 AM ET

    Global stocks ended the week lower Friday on heightened economic fears. The dollar and government bonds gained as investors parked their money in safe havens.

  • Stimulus Bill Gets Real Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 3:39 PM ET

    Now that the House Appropriations Committee has voted a big chunk of the stimulus ($358 billion) out of Committee and Ways and Means is marking up their part of the stimulus, traders are again taking a look at what effect stimulus will have on select stocks.

  • Pros Say: Yen Rules, Pound for Fools Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 5:00 AM ET

    The yen rose toward a 13-1/2 year high against the dollar and a seven-year peak versus the euro on Thursday. While the sterling fell again against the greenback, nearing $1.3618, its lowest since September 1985.

  • Cramer’s ‘State of the Market’ Address Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 7:13 PM ET

    The pressure's on Obama to save the economy. His presidency will succeed, or fail, with the markets.

  • Pros Say: We're Only 2/3 Done Finding Bank Skeletons Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    Global stocks were down again Wednesday on continued signs of trouble in the financial sector. Experts tell CNBC that there is more bad news to come.

  • Cramer's 10 Tips for Obama Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 7:14 PM ET

    Here's what the new president needs to do if he wants to get the American economy back on track.

  • Pros Say: Don't Bet on Inauguration Rally Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 4:21 AM ET

    Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Ahead of Obama's inauguration, global stocks were mixed on investors' concerns about the economic difficulties confronting the incoming president. Experts on CNBC expect the dollar and U.S. stock market to fall on Obama's induction.