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Wealthy Shoppers Pay Premiums for Preferred Companies

By now we're all accustomed to hearing about the "two-speed economy," in which the wealthy flourish and the less affluent fall farther and farther behind. The widening gap between rich and poor has not been lost on the stock market: The valuations of luxury goods companies are much higher than those of lower-end firms.

Estee Lauder Raises Price of Beauty in China

As commodity prices continue to rise, Estee Lauder is hiking prices for its cosmetics in China. The move comes after competitor L'Oreal already raised its prices. But the increases are unlikely to make much difference to Chinese consumers or to Estee Lauder's cash flow.

Bills Before Beauty: Revlon Gets a Debt Makeover

Revlon's stock has been choppy lately, swinging 10% to 20% in either direction on small news items. But the cosmetics and beauty care products company has gotten its feet back under itself financially, and in Trefis' view, it's undervalued by the market. Here's why: