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Jim Cramer is starting to feel better about the U.S. stock market. He is more bullish about the future now that some uncertainty has been lifted from Wall Street with the appointments of Tim Geithner as Treasury secretary and Lawrence Summers as head of the White House Economic Council.

Cramer is also more hopeful for stocks now that the government has bailed out


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and enacted a plan to keep its common stock alive. Changes to the way the government approaches the capital markets is creating attractive opportunities, Cramer says.

He also likes the quick manner in which President-elect Barrack Obama is initiating plans to save the U.S. economy. Cramer is hopeful that Obama's stimulus package will help rebuild the country and create jobs at a time when that is desperately needed. For the first time in a long time, Cramer sees reasons to be optimistic.

Recently, Cramer found opportunity in stocks that could benefit from Christmas, natural gas stocks, and soft goods stocks. Here are some Cramer highlights from over the past week as aggregated from his "Mad Money" TV show, the "Stop Trading!" segment on


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(Editor's note: At the time of publication and/or original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned Kraft for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)

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