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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.

Odd Couple Stocks to Balance Your Portfolio's Qi

Chinese medicine postulates the existence of qi, a circulating life force whose properties must be balanced for optimal health. Take a page from eastern philosophy and consider investing in these pairings of complementary stocks to strengthen your portfolio.

Electronic Arts Launches 3-Day Preview Play

Electronic Arts is debuting EA SPORTS Season Ticket, an online subscription program that gives gamers a three-day jump on new sports titles, before they hit the stores. The hope is that a trial period will increase purchases, but some analysts are dubious.

Week in Preview: Discover, Oracle and Tiffany Earnings

Oracle, Discover and Tiffany are all expected to report year-over-year growth for their most recent quarters this week. Meanwhile, many will be looking for an updated snapshot of the housing market, with three sets of real-estate data coming out.

How a Starcraft Pro Lives Off the Game

Geoff "iNcontrol" Robinson is one of America's top pro-athletes. His game -- Starcraft. His earnings playing the popular video game and, more significantly, coaching other gamers give him a lifestyle he loves.

Face-Off: Best Buy, Microsoft, GameStop

A range-bound market has left lots of brand name companies trading at attractive levels but sometimes a stock is cheap for a reason. That's the bull vs. bear case in a nutshell when it comes to the likes of Microsoft, GameStop and Best Buy.

Toys R Us accepting video game trades

This week Toys R Us announced that all of its locations will start purchasing used video games for more than 25 current and retro systems. Shoppers...

Upping the stakes in video game sales

The video game market is often called recession proof. It's escapist product at a good value, but I'm sensing a slowdown even in this safe haven....