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  • Cramer’s reason for liking dividend-paying stocks hasn’t changed: They can offer great protection in a volatile market. But these days there are two kinds of dividend plays that he recommends. First, the classic “accidental high-yielders.” These are the stocks with small payouts that wouldn’t ordinarily offer high yields. But because of downward pressure in the markets, which has hurt their share prices, those yields have shot up. Now investors get more bang for their buck. The added benefit of

    We pulled together the best of best of these two kinds of dividend plays – Cramer’s 13 favorite names right now. They could offer just the kind of defense that you need.

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    Many companies have adopted sustainable practices and technology, realizing that consumers prefer doing business with environmentally responsible companies.

  • According to Goldman Sachs, U.S. companies in the S&P 500 have more than 10 percent of their assets in cash. Is it enough to put a floor under this market?

  • This classic defensive stock boasts a strong underlying company, even in this volatile economy, and a great dividend yield.

  • Stocks tumbled Thursday and selling accelerated in the final minutes of trading as investors worried about two events coming Friday — a German vote on the EU bailout and options expiration. The Dow and S&P both lost 3.6%, while the Nasdaq fell over 4%. A key gauge of volatility spiked more than 25%.

  • A massive sell-off on Wall Street Thursday thrust the stock market into an official correction. Now, some traders are warning that a bear market lies ahead.

  • With a perfect storm of chaos hitting the markets this week—protests in Greece, a possible Greek debt default and a near-1,000 point selloff in the Dow Jones Industrial Average—how can jittery investors find the confidence to enter the market?

  • Despite the Greece bail out, analysts caution the fallout from the debt crisis could hit some of the names right here in U.S. portfolios.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Dollar Thrifty and Netflix popped while BHP Billiton and Clorox dropped.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday,  May 3.

  • US stock index futures were indicating a higher open for Wall Street Monday, after Greece was offered a bailout package of more than $145 billion by the European Union and the IMF.

  • A sign advertising $10 dollar toys is seen in the toy department of a Walmart store.

    Wal-Mart Stores has been trying to shore up its discount image by advertising that it will be rolling back prices on roughly 10,000 items, mostly food and other staples. Although the retailer is not disclosing the size of the price cuts, analysts have tried to gauge their impact, and what this says about its business.

  • Pete Najarian has spotted unusual options activity in Clorox. What does he make of it?

  • The fear of not owning stocks is all that matters right now, says veteran trader Gary Kaminsky. How should you position yourself?

  • Find out what top analysts are saying about US Steel, McDonald’s and more. How should you be positioned, now?

  • Midcap and smaller stocks are outperforming larger stocks by an increasing margin (including today) as investors look for down-home domestic businesses not beholden to the imploding Western European economy dominating headlines these days.

  • Three months into the year, the best way to describe the market is flat as a board. Fortunately the Fast Money traders have some ideas for you.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Forget oil and gold, the Mad Money host says. Some companies are doing very well. Read on for his list of notables.

  • The Dow fell below 10,000 for the first time since last November amid worries about the US job market and Europe's ability to get a grip on its debt.  The blue-chip index is now down over 4 percent for the year.