As part of the plan, Amazon has agreed to purchase 100,000 electric delivery vans from vehicle manufacturer Rivian.Technologyread more
At least in terms of monetary policy, Pence says should be taking after other regions who keep their benchmark interest rates near zero.Delivering Alpharead more
The plan will allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices on as many as 250 drugs and apply those discounts to private health plans.Health and Scienceread more
Hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman said he's concerned about a shift to the left in the political landscape, which could harm the economy and the stock market.Delivering Alpharead more
The move could bring a welcome salve to farmers caught in the crosshairs of the trade war if it results in a reopening of the market.Politicsread more
Apple's big iOS 13 update for iPhones is out now and includes lots of new features. Here's how to install it on your phone and what devices are supported.Technologyread more
The pilot program will deliver food and beverage, over-the-counter medications and other items within minutes, the company said. Prescription deliveries will not be available.Health and Scienceread more
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading:Market Insiderread more
The FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations opened a probe "shortly after" people started falling ill, Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, told...Health and Scienceread more
Investor Jim Chanos is betting against GrubHub, and said the food delivery company makes almost nothing per order.Delivering Alpharead more
Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman on Thursday said he believes that the Federal Reserve is "screwing the savers."Delivering Alpharead more
Sometimes developments are so contradictory that even Jim Cramer throws his hands up in frustration.
Take, for example, the latest developments involving Express. The specialty retailer forecast a weaker-than-expected holiday quarter due to muted Thanksgiving sales and a highly promotional environment.
"Say it ain't so!" Cramer exclaimed. "This turn of retail events is shocking to me. I had come to think of Express as that consistent, excellent mid-range player with the best duds for younger professionals. "
In other words, since , absolutely any company in retail could falter too. And Cramer doesn't like to own the stocks of companies that falter.
"For me, Express' quarter is a remarkable affirmation of just how impossible it is to invest in the retail sector right now, because the group has become so inconsistent as to be unfathomable."
As another example, Cramer pointed to Ascena, the parent of Dress Barn, Maurices and Justice. Cramer said results have been hit or miss however, "on Monday Ascena reported a fabulous quarter and while things aren't perfect, the stock is now up almost as much as Express is down."
Cramer believes Ross Stores is a similar story. The chain had been hot but lately "it seems they carry wrong merchandise."
In fact, he thinks the landscape is changing so rapidly that companies can go from hot to cold or vice versa, in the space of weeks.
Read More from Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Cramer navigates market crosscurrents
6 cold stocks about to heat up
Cramer's screaming buy, buy, buy!
"JC Penney was bad in October, now it's good in November. Gap was bad last month and now it was good this month."
How can an investor anticipate something like that?
And the phenomenon isn't just limited to apparel. Cramer sees it underway in other corners of the retail sector, too .
Considering retail has become a landscape littered with unknowns, Cramer isn't sure it's the best place to put money to work. At least not right now.
"Perhaps the best thing to do is to just stay away until we get some clarity," Cramer said. "That is if there's any clarity to be had. "
Call Cramer: 1-800-743-CNBC
Questions for Cramer? firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions, comments, suggestions for the "Mad Money" website? email@example.com