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NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- Regardless of why a stock is in the news, it never hurts to hear what a professional investor has to say about it. The key is to gather as much information as you can in order to make the most informed investment decisions you can. As Jim Cramer (read an excerpt from his new book here) often reminds, investors must do their homework.

So what has Cramer had to say lately about today's headline-makers? At Stockpickr, we've combed through his recent RealMoney blog posts, "Mad Money" TV show recaps and "Stop Trading!" segments to find out what he thinks about some of today's newsworthy stocks.

Cisco ( CSCO): Cisco revealed its next-generation CRS-3 routerTuesday.

In a blog post yesterday, Cramer wrote that Cisco "is saying lots of good things about the data center business, which I think is related to cloud computing."

And on his "Lightning Round" segment last night, Cramer said he reiterated that Cisco, which he owns for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust, "could go to $35 a share and still not be expensive."

Toyota ( TM): Standpoint downgraded Toyota to hold from buy, recommending selling the stock into its recent bounce.

Yesterday in San Diego, a Toyota Prius sped out of control at 94 mph.

In a post to his RealMoney blog on March 5, Cramer wrote: "I reiterate that things are getting worse, not better, for Toyota and that means keep buying Ford ( F).

On his March 2 "Mad Money" show, Cramer recommended selling Toyota and expressed concern that its short-term problems could increase.

Google ( GOOG): Google is reportedly collaborating with Dish Network ( DISH) to test a new TV programming search service that would use Google software.

On March 5, Cramer wrote in his blog: "Momentum continues in Google. I am hearing a nice uptick in Android is driving much of the gains."

On March 2, Cramer wrote that unlike with Amazon ( AMZN) and Apple ( AAPL), "there is some hair on Google because of China -- you need China to be all-systems-go to beat the numbers."
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(Editor's note: At the time of this publication, Cramer owned Cisco, Apple for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)

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