Companies that cater to our vices -- such as alcohol, gambling, cigarettes -- can deliver heavenly profits to investors.
Doug McMillon, who took the helm on Feb. 1, signals plans to shake things up a bit.
The home goods retailer closed down 12.5% Thursday after reporting earnings. Is now your chance to get in for cheap?
The discount chain is testing the concept, and is already beating big-name giants on price.
The chain is selling tobacco for the first time this year, and it's paying off big-time.
Doug McMillon, an insider who has been with the company for decades, will only bring more of the same.
Shares of 1 retailer, Family Dollar Stores, retreated almost 3% on a weak outlook and sluggish sales. CEO notes 'challenging' environment.
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These companies won't soar like other plays in the sector, but they make for great income sources.
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