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    The future of this renewable energy source is bright,  especially since it's expected to be  cost-competitive within five years. And the US is well-positioned to benefit.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Plus, Cramer explains the important link between housing and consumer spending.

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    Best Buy beat their numbers, but the market's response was less than enthusiastic. Is there any reason to go near a stock like this now?

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    With the credit crunch weighing on consumers' wallets, tap water is making a comeback.

  • Friday was the first day in what should be a good run in the market.

  • The Consumer Price Report to be released on Friday may rattle an already volatile market.

  • Stocks pulled back following news that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal is off. Earlier, the market had rallied as oil prices receded, retail sales came in better than expected and merger in the beverage industry got investors jazzed up.

  • Stocks were well off their highs but still posting solid gains after unexpected strength in retail sales and a multibillion-dollar takeover bid in the brewing sector.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • As consumers struggle with salmonella contaminated tomatoes will organic food sellers such as Whole Foods lose their appeal?

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    For the first time in a long time, it looked as if oil was going to stay out of the market headlines.  No such luck. 

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    The Dow tumbled badly Friday after oil shot up more than $11 to a new record. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • For the week ending Friday, June 6, 2008, the markets finished in the red as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) again crossed above the 20 threshold and oil surged.  Stocks were impacted by continued economic concerns, renewed trouble in the financial sector, and a record spike in crude oil on Friday. Although it was a negative week for the markets, the Dow managed a 200+ point rally on Thursday for the first time since 4/18, after retailers posted better than expected same store sales.

  • The Dow plunged more than 400 points as the sharpest jump in the unemployment rate in more than 20 years and rocketing oil prices sparked concerns about stagflation. Oil jumped more than $11 a barrel to close at a record $138.54.

  • Stocks rallied, with the Dow ending just shy of  its session high, after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart. A credit-rating downgrade on bond insurers spurred a quick dip but stocks quickly bounced back.  Oil closed near $128 a barrel.

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    They might be shifting to the discount retailers but consumers are still not dead. How should you trade?

  • Stocks rallied, with the Dow posting a triple-digit point gain, helped by an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart.

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    How long can a slow economy mean good times at Wal-Mart? The company is betting that the traffic boost from rebate checks will carry into June and that grocery sales will still be strong in the month ahead. That’s why they’re forecasting sales up between 2-4%.

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    Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after the tax rebate checks hit bank accounts, giving many of the nation's retailers a boost and helping them to top analyst estimates.