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Stocks Ingersoll-Rand PLC

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    By anyone's reckoning, it was a rough week.  Crude oil continued its relentless climb; banks and brokerages gave hints of more discouraging news; government data pointed to a weak economy; even strong companies like Nike, Oracle, and Research In Motion issued cautious guidance; and Federal Reserve policymakers, widely perceived as powerless to help, left interest rates unchanged.  But all week, even through the worst of the market's sell-offs, CNBC guests offered

  • To help investors through this volatile market environment, CNBC asked the experts for their best trades now.

  • Charlie Smith sees long-term opportunities in American companies -- but says keep your distance from consumers. Meanwhile, here's what to buy.

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

  • Plus, why is China drinking our milkshake?

  • How a key acquisition turned this smokestack industrial into a new-tech stock.

  • Plus, concerns about First Solar, and oil's affect on natural gas prices.

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    What's Buffett buying? The answer appears to be 'not much' in the first quarter of this year, although his stakes in two healthcare companies and Kraft Foods did increase somewhat. Berkshire Hathaway's just-released disclosure of its U.S. stock portfolio holdings as of March 31 does not include any new names.

  • Recession? What recession? These American firms are outperforming.

  • At annual meetings across the country shareholders are making the yearly pilgrimage to have their voices heard,  and votes counted,  at the companies they own.  In some cases, those shareholders have a hand in changing the way the firm does business.

  • What's the trade as a decline in construction spending threatens our already fragile economy?

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of ValueClick and Goodyear Tire popped while Liz Claiborne and Ingersoll Rand dropped.

  • The story is on international growth today. Marriott beat, and along with everyone else on the planet reported stronger revenues (revenue per available room, or RevPAR, in this case) internationally than domestically: up 9.2 percent vs. 6.2 percent. First quarter guidance a tad below expectations. Remember, Starwood cut its 2008 forecast a short while ago.

  • A little legal help from Congress and this stock could be a real winner, Cramer says.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • The sector's so hot even sprinklers are making money.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Stocks closed lower as fears that inflation was hampering holiday gift-buying combined with wider concerns about the state of the economy.

  • Diversified manufacturer Ingersoll-Rand said Monday it would buy Trane, a maker of heating and air conditioning systems, for about $9.56 billion in cash and stock.

  • Honeywell, Goodyear, Cummins, US Bancorp and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.