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Jim Cramer says Arconic (ARNC) - Get Arconic, Inc. Report , Adobe Systems (ADBE) - Get Adobe Inc. Report and six other stocks look like good names to own if the U.S. economy is truly improving.

"We have many different criteria, [but these stocks] are the ones we think can work right here," Cramer said Wednesday in a conference call for members of TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS investors club.

Cramer holds a call each month where AAP members can e-mail him questions directly, and he used part of the latest parley to discuss which stocks seem most likely to benefit from a firming U.S. economy.

Here are some names that he likes:

  • Arconic.Alcoa (AA) - Get Alcoa Corp. Report recently spun this stock off, and Cramer said it's "the kind of company that can do much better in this environment." But he cautioned that concerns remain about the fact that Arconic is "uniquely levered" to both the aerospace and building industries, which face plenty of uncertainties.

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Cramer also views two stocks as "bullpen" names, companies that aren't quite appropriate to buy at current prices, but that could be soon worth purchasing:

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, which Cramer co-manages as a charitable trust, is long ADBE, APA, ARNC, C and NWL.