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      ‘Wall Street doesn’t like ad hominem’ — Jim Cramer warns of renewed U.S.-China tensions

      • “The market may have been hit, but today’s action was still pretty upbeat about the U.S. economy,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.
      • “The decline in the averages came from the White House once again getting tough on China, which is why I think we should hold off on another trade war until the economy’s in better shape,” the “Mad Money” host said.
      • The drop had “nothing to do with the horrific labor market here in the United States, Wall Street is still very much divorced from Main Street,” he said.


      Shelter-in-place will have a ‘lasting impact on consumer behavior,’ Jim Cramer says

      • “The shelter-in-place economy is temporary,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.
      • “But, at the same time, I’m betting this period will have a lasting impact on consumer behavior,” the “Mad Money” host said.
      • “Just remember, even as we reopen for business, the new normal is not the old normal,” he said.


      Executive Interview: Take-Two Interactive CEO talks Q4 earnings beat, gaming demand surge amid pandemic (

      Take-Two Interactive Strauss Zelnick discussed the surge in demand for gaming during the coronavirus pandemic.

      Ticker: TTWO


      Executive Interview: Target saw strength in April ‘across our entire portfolio,’ CEO Brian Cornell says (

      • “We saw strength in April across our entire portfolio,” Target CEO Brian Cornell told CNBC’s Jim Cramer.
      • “I think we’ve got a lot to be proud of, a lot of momentum,” he said in a “Mad Money” interview, breaking down results from its fiscal first-quarter report.
      • “We’re building market share and I think most importantly, Jim, we built trust with American consumers during the pandemic,” he said.

      Ticker: TGT


      Executive Interview: Palo Alto Networks CEO: The coronavirus pandemic accelerated trends Palo Alto focused on (

      Palo Alto CEO Nikesh Arora discussed the cybersecurity company’s financial results from the firm’s third quarter.

      Ticker: PANW


      Cramer’s lightning round: I prefer Tesla to Ford (

      • Textron: “It’s always cheap. It’s been cheap [since] when I recommended it in 1984 at Goldman Sachs. So. It’s cheap, and it’s all I have to say.”
      • Medifast: “I like your idea. I would not have liked it pre-pandemic, though.”
      • Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals: “Gene silencing. You know, when you hear what Moderna’s doing, there are many ways to skin the unfortunate cat and I like your stock, but it is speculative as you mentioned, but, remember, we never want to leave gains on the table. We catch a double, we sell half of it and we play with the house’s money.”
      • Ford Motor: “No. The answer is no. It was a different Ford then … this Ford I just feel like is I don’t know. I mean, it kind of just flatlines and I’m not in favor of the flatlining stocks. I like growth. I prefer” Tesla.
      • Sony: “I like Sony. It’s very cheap and very good and got good growth.

      Ticker: TXT, MED, ARWR, F, TSLA, SNE


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