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Cramer Remix: Trump's warning to Wall Street

While the market continued to roar higher in a post-election euphoria on Wednesday Jim Cramer had a warning for drug companies in the U.S. when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump.

In Cramer's perspective, everything for Trump is a negotiation. And while drug companies are very powerful in Washington, Time Magazine reported that Trump said he is not happy with what has happened to drug prices —and wants to bring them down.

"Trump's riposte could be the beginning of the bargaining session, or, alternatively, a warning that the drug companies get back into line or face the wrath of the next president," the "Mad Money" host said.

Cramer's suggestion to any executive that relies on the government for business was to go buy Trump's book "The Art of the Deal" as soon as possible, because it may make them think twice before increasing drug prices again.


Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks
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Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks

With the fluctuation of stocks based on Trump, Cramer broke down stocks into three categories: Ones Trump has blessed either by his word or by deed; agnostic stocks where he has no impact beyond the economy; and stocks on his bad side that are now in purgatory.

On the good list were the banks, metals and domestic companies that depend on the strength of the economy.

Trump has made it his intention to rescue the banks from a stiff regulatory atmosphere that he believes cuts back on lending, and makes it more difficult for the U.S. to grow. He wants to get the government out of the way so the banks can lend more money, Cramer said.

"Bank of America … This thing acts like it's the first national bank of Trump," Cramer said.

Less than a week after Howard Schultz announced he would step down from his role as CEO of Starbucks, he had a message for the President-elect.

"I think in the world that we are living in today, there is a greater responsibility on companies to ensure the fact that we balance profit with social impact. And that is the kind of message I would share with the President-elect and I hope that he would share that," Schultz said.

Through the Glassdoor

Gary Kelly, CEO, Southwest Airlines
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Gary Kelly, CEO, Southwest Airlines

Glassdoor released its list of the 50 best places to work in 2017, and CEO Robert Hohman was shocked that Bain & Company ranked as No. 1 for the third time.

Glassdoor is the recruiting marketplace that brings together employers and job-seekers on to one platform. With more than 30 million users, it has become the fastest growing job site in the U.S.

With the study based on 2 million participants, Hohman found it incredible that Bain has made the list all nine years, especially since the other two companies — Facebook and Boston Consulting Group — are household names. He explained that Bain's success came down to problem solving.

"They do it because they hire amazing people … and what they tell you is they get to work on the hardest problems that companies face, and when they are done they get to go on to the next hard problem," Hohman said.

And according Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, the secret sauce to the company's competitiveness is its culture.

"Our people are fantastic, it really is what sets us apart competitively in the industry and they are the ones that have made Southwest so successful," Kelly said.

Southwest began operating in 1972, and during the span of its 45-year history, the company has never a single layoff or pay cut for any employee. It has also been profitable every year since its first full year of operation.

In the Lightning Round, Cramer gave his take on stocks from callers:

STMicroelectronics: "It's right up there with Marvell Technology and Cypress as companies that I think are going to have the wind at their back."

Chemical Financial: "We've got a regional bank for you in an area that is doing incredibly well. Midland, Michigan by the way, that is where Dow Chemical is, one of the stocks owned by my charitable trust. I think you've got a good one even though it's had a 52-week high. Why? Because the bank stocks are Trump stocks."