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  • You know that theory that financial Armageddon was upon us and that another Great Depression was on the way? Not anymore.

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    The bank stress tests may not only be misguided policy, critics say, but may actually conflict with two other key government initiatives to stabilize the financial system.

  • As we get better economic news, stocks set the bar higher. I noted this morning that "less bad" was no longer good enough to move stocks forward, the new standard is "much less bad," and even that may not last long.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks benefited from economic "green shoots" in April but the question is whether the rally will be rained out in May.

  • A little bit of economic cold water: Retail sales for March was a disappointment, Producer Price Index saw a big downtick, all of which cost us about 10 points on futures at 8:30 AM ET.

  • That’s the heartland tea-party message to Washington. Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to a bunch of front-page news stories, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.

  • Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to this morning’s front-page Wall Street Journal story, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.

  • Sure, the market saw some losses today. But that’s a good thing for investors.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Home Depot and Darden Restaurants popped while Capital One and Morgan Stanley dropped.

  • Here is a breakdown of where the jobs are right now by sector. See what companies are hiring what types of jobs and in which states. Click through to see all major sectors.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Wells Fargo and Darden Restaurants popped while Hewlett-Packard and General Mills dropped.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • As of midday Monday, all major indices are on track to close up for the fifth consecutive day.  The S&P 500 has climbed over 14% in the past five sessions, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite are both up about 13%.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of First Solar and American Express popped while Target and MetLife dropped.

  • In today's initial sell off, the Dow was down over 50% since its Oct 2007 peak.  Here are more key dates for the Dow & S&P, both on a closing and intraday basis:

  • Principal Financial Group is seeing bearish options activity, as February puts trade with volume more than triple the previous open interest.

  • US stocks fell sharply Tuesday, led by banks, as details of the government’s latest bank bailout plan trickled out.