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With its high finding costs,

Newmont Mining

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is no longer a best-of-breed mining company, and it must make an acquisition if it wants to get the title back, Jim Cramer said on


"Stop Trading" segment Wednesday.

Cramer said he prefers



, which is "cheaper and a better play."




0.8% fall Wednesday, Cramer said investors were focusing on a weak forecast for cancer treatment Avastin and ignoring good clinical news for Rituxan. "I think they go substantially lower without the Ritxuan news."

Among tech stocks, Cramer said


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Texas Instruments

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are "telling a great story" at a Goldman Sachs conference. He said a source even praised

Sun Microsystems

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, evidence that "every dog truly has its day."

Cramer reiterated his distaste for loose-lipped executives at


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, saying CFO George Reyes should lose his job after his comments on growth prospects Tuesday. "Reyes is the CFO that I least like today," Cramer said. Otherwise, the stock is "terrific."

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in the stocks mentioned.

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