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Face-Off on Stocks: Hershey, American Greetings, Blue Nile

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but an expected boost in sweetheart-holiday spending could still help a few stocks show your portfolio some love over the longer term. Here are the bull and bear cases for three companies that stand to see at least some benefit Cupid's arrow.

Face-Off on Stocks: McDonald's, Yum, Wendy's/Arby's

fast-food restaurants appear to have put the worst of the downturn in consumer discretionary spending behind them, but new industrywide challenges have emerged for 2011. That got us wondering if there's fast money to be made in fast-food stocks -- or if shares are too hard to swallow at current levels.

Face-Off on Stocks: Techs Hit New Highs. Should You Buy?

Tech stocks have been on a tear recently with shares of Apple and Google up more than 25% since the beginning of September and IBM hitting an all-time high. But are these stocks -- even after their run-ups - still buys? Here are the bull and bear cases.

Face-Off on Stocks: Tiffany, Coach and Polo Ralph Lauren

Luxury retailers tend to be early cycle stocks: They move in advance of other sectors. Shares in Tiffany, Coach and Polo Ralph Lauren have been been crushing the broader market for a while. But will they continue? Do their stocks make good buys? Watch Face-Off.

Face-Off on Stocks: Research In Motion, Nokia, Motorola

Not too long ago, Research In Motion, Nokia and Motorola each enjoyed the sort of market-dominating mojo that Apple and Google boast today. But all three have slipped badly and their shares have tanked. The question now, is whether these companies can regain lost ground and if their fallen stocks are now good values.

Face-Off: Energizer, P&G, Spectrum Brands

Hot summer weather got us thinking about short summer haircuts, which is as good a way as any to take a closer look at some consumer staples stocks. Save for utilities, no other sector has held up as well in a down market.

Face-Off: Tim Hortons, Rio Tinto and McAfee

With market volatility comes opportunity. Problem is, one man's gold can be another man's garbage. Here, Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows give their "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" views on three hot stocks: Tim Hortons (THI), Rio Tinto (RTP) and McAfee (MFE).