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

  • All twelve of the S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense stocks were trading up this morning on the news that President Obama has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.  Will the trend continue?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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

  • Raytheon is scheduled to report earnings this morning, and traders are positioning for a move lower.

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    Check out the latest addition to Cramer's homeland-security portfolio.

  • Who said most defense stocks don’t work under this president? Well, Cramer did, but this company has proved him wrong.

  • Stocks pulled off a gain after a wobbly session Thursday as banks rose and some better-than-expected earnings helped offset gloomy economic data.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • Banks sold off at the close yesterday on increasing stress over the stress test. In case you're not paying attention, no one is exactly clear what is going to happen because they are still deciding; as a result, there are lots of leaks and erroneous interpretations of what might be coming.

  • Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Thursday but pared gains after a report showed jobless claims rose last week.

  • Options activity in Textron is crazy busy Monday, as shares surge in heavy volume amid takeover rumors. Shares of the aircraft maker bottomed at $4 or so in early March, but are up more than 9 percent on merger talk...

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    Heavy volume in options trading has Jon Najarian speculating two companies could be new takeover targets.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Raytheon and Red Hart popped while Wells Fargo and Yahoo! dropped.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • General Dynamics is drawing call activity as Wall Street analysts appear conflicted over the outlook for GD and other defense contractors. Options traders are playing a May 40-45 call spread that is looking for General Dynamics to bounce after dropping more than 30 percent in the last quarter.

  • This company’s products save soldiers’ lives. Even a dove could buy this stock.

  • Boeing is seeing heavy options activity Tuesday, mostly on the call side. BA's 20-day average volume is 16,400 options daily, but this morning 26,000 contracts traded in the first 45 minutes alone. As the stock is up some 3 percent to about $40 at midday, calls outnumber puts by a margin of 15,000 to 11,900.

  • It sounds like the ultimate in defensive investing:  Buying the stocks of defense contractors.