CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down what bear investors are wrong about the stock market and why the bulls have prevailed. The host "Mad Money" sits down with Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio for an interview about the company's latest contribution to the ship's fleet. Later in the show, he defends the CEO compensation packages and explains why they are not to blame for the income inequality in America.
Walgreens, HP acquisition offers stunning by the "permanent pessimists"
Bearish investors who bet that a recession is threatening can't seem to pause, even on a day when the stock market was "crushed" in the morning trade, CNBC's said Monday.
which swung as low as 27,517.67 during the trading day, managed to climb more than 10 points to 27,691.49 at increased closing. and both slipped more than half a percentage point before ending the trading day down 0.20% and 0.13% respectively.
"People are still betting on a recession. They think this is just a Fed-mandated bubble and the buyers are going to be crushed and that I'm overly positive," said the host "Mad Money".
Cramer said that the "regular pessimists" continue to "miss the mark," remembering the action in ] and Walgreens, among other public companies, for reasons.
Norwegian Cruise Line collaborates with Jaden Smith-founded companies to minimize use of plastic water bottle
Frank Del Rio, CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Cruise Line is on a mission to be more environmentally friendly by removing millions of disposable bottles of water from the January 1 bottle, President and CEO Frank Del Rio told CNBC.
The company expects to replace more than 6 million plastic water bottles each year with refillable and recyclable plant-based cartons.
"We take the environmental issue seriously," Del Rio said in a "Mad Money" interview conducted on the newly built Norwegian Encore ship. "We flush the sea waters. We do everything we can, through technology [and] through political procedures, to prevent any pollution in the water or in the air."
Charts show that market rally is not over yet
Employees sort packages at United Parcel Service (UPS) Chicago Area Consolidation Hub in Hodgkins, Illinois.
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"In late August, when so many commentators sprang up … the legendary Larry Williams told us that the negativity was peaking and the stock market was willing to go higher," Cramer recalled. "Guess what: he nailed it. So when he tells us the average can continue to run through the end of the year, along with Home Depot, Walmart and UPS, you should take him seriously."
CEO compensation packages are not blamed for income inequality
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, speaking at the New York Economic Club January 16, 2019.
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Cramer expressed his support for both major pay packages for CEOs and addressing income inequality in America.
The host was similar to the process of recruiting and retaining cream chiefs such as sports organizations national elite players – demand bids their price tags higher.
"As I see it, you have to look at CEOs as if they are good athletes. Any big bank in the world would happily top Jamie's pay pack if they thought they could lure him away," the host said, noting that the bank's shares have increased by about 365% since Dimon assumed the role in 2005. "If he were a free agent, he would have made a damn much more than he does now."
Charles River Lab's CEO predicts that the company will be in good shape next year
Charles River Labs president, CEO and chairman Jim Foster in the company's animal research laboratory, where animals are bred for medical research.  Bill Greene | Boston Globe | Getty Images
The shares of contract research firm Charles River Laboratories are more than 11% down in April. The company delivered a mixed quarterly report last week, and Cramer checked in with CEO Jim Foster to get an understanding of what might be in the company's future.
"Our business is not linear. We talk about it all the time. People don't start studies and finish studies that match fiscal quarters, but we're really excited about our long-term growth levels …", Foster said in a one-on-one interview on "Mad Money." "Over the next couple of years, 2-5 years, we will grow our business by high single digits and we will increase our operating margins to over 20%."
Cramer & # 39; s Lightning Round
In Cramer Lightning, the "Mad Money" host slips through his mind about today's favorite choice of day.
Crispr Therapeutics: "Everyone likes Crispr. I think it's very risky. I will say that as long as you acknowledge that it is a pure specification, I am OK, but otherwise no."
: "I have been very disappointed with all the fossil fuels … I'm not going to let anyone else enter that chamber of the "house of pain.
Disclosure: Cramer's charitable trust owns shares in BP and JP Morgan Chase.