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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- There's a great divide brewing in America and it's not just a political one, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Thursday. Every day in the markets the bulls and the bears are duking it out to win the hearts and minds of investors, and there seems to be little hope for a compromise. Cramer identified six such battlegrounds. The first battleground is employment, with the bears crying foul over recent upticks in hiring but the bulls seeing some reasons for hope and buying into retail stocks such as Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) and Costco ( COST). The second battle is over the looming fiscal cliff. The bears see it as an unsurmountable Everest, but the bulls view it more as a bump in the road. Then there's the battle over where corporate earnings are headed in 2013. The bears cite FedEx ( FDX) and its two guide-downs, but the bulls look to FedEx's positive comments for 2013 and beyond. Next is China, said Cramer, where Alcoa ( AA) continues to disappoint, but also offered some glimmer of hope that things will improve in late 2013. There's also been a battle on the mergers and acquisitions front, and countless initial public offerings have been closing below their openings and drifting lower thereafter. But the bulls saw this trend end today with a handful of prominent IPOs that all closed higher. Finally, Cramer said there's a battle over Apple ( AAPL), a stock he owns for his charitable trust,