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  • Safeway  on Tuesday posted higher quarterly profit, helped by a revamp of its store format and cost-cutting.

  • A federal appeals court on Thursday denied a request from the Federal Trade Commission to temporarily block Whole Foods Market from merging with rival Wild Oats Markets, a Whole Foods spokeswoman said.

  • With the market as up and down as it is these days, my schedule has been just as much of a rollercoaster ride! I'm behind on responding to some of the interesting notes that have made their way into my retail detail inbox. So this Friday I decided to catch up! Retail detail reader Mark Coleman raised a good question about cause-related marketing and the type of Super Saturday fundraiser events that I wrote about a few days ago.

  • Apple, Honeywell, Kroger 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.

  • Earnings remain the focus of traders going into the weekend, but analysts say the potential impact of rising crude oil and subprime troubles will also be on the minds of traders.  Today is also an options expiration Friday.

  • Macy's

    Eddie Lampert's name is thrown around a lot these days whenever speculation of a buyout in the retail sector comes to the front of the rumor mill. Today, his name is once again surfacing but this time his Sears Holdings is being linked to rumors of a buyout of grocer Safeway, not a Macy's LBO.

  • Shares of grocery stores embroiled in a labor dispute in southern California rose Wednesday after the companies brokered a tentative deal with the workers' union on a new contract.

  • In a sign of the growing influence that restaurants have on how and where consumers spend their money, a major retail trade group has included for the first time six restaurant companies on its list of the top 100 retailers, released on Friday.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our guys give you tomorrow's best trades, tonight!

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    Question #1: Brent from New York has a question about the grocers. Grocery stocks like Safeway (SWY) and Kroger (KR) have been on a tear the last year with gains of 50% or more. Is there further upside potential in this sector?

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    Megan from Ohio asks which low end retailers might see a boost off $3 gasoline?  And Ed from Las Vegas is asking about Tata Motors (TTM) an automotive company in India that just had an 11% increase in shipments in April.

  • James Tucker

    It's the "usual suspects" holding down the top three spots on Trading With The Stars. Jonathan Tucker and a very active Stephen Collins maintain a status quo by holding the first two positions. Jonathan has not made any transactions except for bonus bucks since 4/23, and Stephen had been active buying and selling and getting big gains on Advanced Energy--balanced by losses in C-Cor. James Cromwell continues to hold 3rd place.

  • James Tucker

    Actors Jonathan Tucker and Stephen Collins hold onto the first two positions in Trading With The Stars. (We post Jonathan's picture--as he still leads). Stephen had gains on most of his purchases on 4/24, but lost almost 6% on Advanced Energy. Meanwhile, Ernie Hudson continues to be the most volatile moving from down 5th to 8th on losses in Advent Software and Mentor.

  • Kroger, Exxon and more ... the callers are quick but Cramer is quicker. 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.

  • Cramer had a few special "callers" for tonight's edition of the Lightning Round. You won't want to miss this one.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.

  • Jones Soda. You may not know it, but Cramer's had his eyes on this one for a while. And he hasn't been disappointed. He called the CEO to get the lowdown on why the stock has been shooting up. 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.

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    Find out which stocks are moving and what traders are saying about them as they execute orders on the floor.

  • Forget gas price fluctuations: People have to eat. And remodeled stores, fresh produce and prepared meals boosted quarterly profit at supermarket chain Safeway. So if analysts were disappointed by the firm's sales, well, Chairman and CEO Steven Burd seems happy anyway.

  • Safeway, the nation's third-largest grocer, posted a higher quarterly profit on Thursday, as remodeled stores, fresh produce and prepared meals helped it to lure shoppers.

  • As far as Cramer is concerned, the Sirius-XM Satellite Radio proposed deal is just the first of many coming over the next two years as corporations race to beat a potential Democratic White House in 2008. But which companies are in the best poised to profit?