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Face-Off on Stocks: Colgate, Clorox and Kellogg

Chances are, every day you use products from Colgate-Palmolive, Clorox and Kellogg. These consumer staple companies have solid balance sheets and their shares offer investors a reliable stream of dividends. But are their stocks attractive? Will you still buy Glad trash bags and Colgate toothpaste if deflation hits the economy? DailyFinance's Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows face-off on the companies, the stocks, and whether they should be in your portfolio.

Altria Group Is One Smokin' Stock

Smoking is a noxious habit but that doesn't mean investors should turn up their noses at Altria Group. The leading U.S. tobacco maker is gaining market share, its stock looks cheap and -- perhaps best of all -- the dividend is both rich and reliable.