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Gear Winners: Lululemon vs. Under Armour vs. Nike

Each one of this sporting trio of stocks is riding high. The question is whether one or more of them can keep the surge going. We'll look at the pros and cons of Lululemon, Under Armour and Nike, and let you decide for yourself which ones are most likely to score for your portfolio.

5 Big Retail Chains That Will Be Gone in 5 Years

Recently, we've bidden farewell to Borders, Circuit City and Linens 'n Things. Here are five more once-thriving chains that are probably doomed thanks to lousy management or just being in the wrong business at the wrong time.

Earnings Report Shows All's Not Well With Alcoa

When is a 27% increase in sales, and a doubling of profits, bad news? It certainly sounds like an exceptional circumstance, but that's where Alcoa finds itself today, having missed earnings estimates and facing a discouraging free cash flow.

Costco Reports 9% Increase in Nov. Comparable Sales

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) said sales at stores open at least one year rose 9% in the four weeks ending Nov. 28, compared with the same period a year ago. Comparable sales in the U.S. rose 7%, while comparable sales at international stores gained 13%, the company said in a statement.