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Will John Galt Bag Backlash Squeeze Lululemon?

High-end yoga retailer lululemon athletica has been offering tote bags emblazoned with the phrase "Who is John Galt?" Apparently, the answer is: Someone yoga practitioners are ready to boycott. Seems Ayn Rand's selfish Objectivism doesn't mix well with lululemon's customer base.

Skip the $100 Yoga Pants, Buy Lululemon Stock

The upscale retailer of fashionable fitness apparel came through with another monster quarter this morning. Net revenue soared 39% to $212.3 million, backed by strong consumer-direct sales, brisk expansion, and a stunning 20% spike in comparable-store sales. Earnings grew even faster, climbing 76% to $38.4 million.

Watch to Watch This Week on Wall Street

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street -- now more than ever! From homebuilder earnings to yoga pants to Netflix's stock, here are a few items that will help shape the week ahead.

Can Athleta Give Gap a Much-Needed Win?

Athleta, a women's sportswear merchant that the Gap bought in 2008, opened its first two East Coast stores in New York this week. At a time when 200 Gap stores are closing, Athleta is sprinting toward its goal of 50 stores by 2013.

Hot Stocks for a Cool Market: lululemon athletica

Yoga and fitness apparel specialist lululemon athletica has earned the awe of stock watchers and customers alike. While the general market has gained a respectable 5% in 2011, lululemon is up more than 70%. Looking five to 10 years down the road, this could become one of the world's great athletic brands.