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Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Next Week's Game Plan

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Corporate earnings still continue to drive the markets, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Friday. Cramer said the rule of thumb remains that domestic companies are good while those selling overseas are bad, and those that execute well are rewarded even more.

That's why on Monday, Cramer said he'll be watching Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), which has been a solid domestic performer, while staying away from Masco (MAS), which gets a quarter of its sales from overseas.

Cramer said he'd be a buyer of Cummins (CMI) on Tuesday, along with Pfizer (PFE) and animal health provider Zoetis (ZTS), along with Tanger Outlets (SKT), which remains a consistent performer.

Wednesday brings Allergan (AGN), along with Clorox (CLX) and Cramer fave Radian Group (RDN). Cramer said he'd wait for a pullback in Allergan and Clorox, but feels Radian is worth buying now as that stock could double from current levels.

Then on Thursday, it's American International Group (AIG), General Motors (GM), Alliant Tech Systems (ATK) and LinkedIn (LNKD) reporting. Cramer said AIG remains a great opportunity and he's even warming up to GM. Alliant remains a takeover target, while LinkedIn just continues to impress the markets.

Finally on Friday, unemployment takes the stage. Cramer said he expects this report to be a non-event, but he does expect the naysayers to be out in force on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve meets. He told viewers to ignore these bears and buy on any weakness.

Executive Decision: Nick Akins

In the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Nick Akins, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP), a utility that delivered a one cent-a-share earnings miss but reaffirmed the company's full-year guidance. American Electric Power shares are up 12% since Cramer last spoke with Akins in February.

When asked why AEP hasn't already switched from dirty coal to cleaner, renewable alternatives, Akins explained his company has made a massive investment over the past 106 years and that means things can't be changed on a dime. He said power plants are long-lead-time projects and can't move as quickly as many environmentalists may like.

Akins said that with coal mining occurring throughout a large part of AEP's footprint, coal will continue to be a part of the company's fuel mix for the foreseeable future. However, that doesn't mean AEP isn't making changes to be more environmentally friendly. He said his company has a long history of innovation and has some of the cleanest, highest efficiency coal plants in the country. AEP is also switching from coal to natural gas where it can, which also helps lower greenhouse gas emissions across the board.

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