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10 stocks that won't embarrass you

Do you worry about how the companies you invest in make their money? Here are alternatives to 10 often-criticized names like Wal-Mart and BP.

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Mar 19, 2013 8:43PM
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seriously, if you want to lose money, follw this advice really, "First Solar " over BP??? what a crock. save the planet and lose your money. the only pick worth a darn is southwest, but that industry is tanking. Oh, well, so much for news from msn.
Mar 19, 2013 10:21PM
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Ya right. Invest according to what MSN tells you. That would be about the same as shooting yourself.
Mar 20, 2013 5:12PM
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For the people who believe this crap, I have thousands of shares for sale in a Unicorn farm.
Mar 20, 2013 9:24AM
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Thanks for the info.  I support both stem cell research and Planned Parenthood, so Ill buy GE.
Mar 23, 2013 10:37PM
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Almost the worst possible investment advice. You should NEVER get emotionally involved with your investments, it's a sure road to losses via "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions". The only worse advice is to invest "religiously", like some peoples' attitudes to gold investing is somewhat like a religious ferver.
Mar 19, 2013 11:08PM
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Stocks with conscience?  Don't need no stinkin' conscience.  Let's talk turkey.  
A person is willing to sacrifice a piece of their life for money by working and doing things they probably won't do if it was up to them, and you think what they would be concerned about what the company did for a profit?  Heck, if they legalized drugs and the company made a 300% return, investors wouild be all over it like a fly on poop. I would think that as long as they made you money, that's all you would care about.  Anything that would take you away from having to do another day of working for "the man."
Mar 23, 2013 4:39AM
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After Microsoft's staffer commented this week in favor on death squads for old people, my first choice is to replace Microsoft stock with something more productive and perhaps a bit less political.
Mar 20, 2013 2:45PM
Mar 25, 2013 1:05PM
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This article is a joke, right? An April Fools day article released prematurely?
Apr 2, 2013 12:39PM
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These stocks may not embarrass you but this column sure will.
Mar 24, 2013 11:58AM
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Well,well,well.....Building War machines to kill Millions is a Noble Manufacturing operation.???

 

But the thought of "Supporting" Planned Parenthood, is un-godly...God is not a Judge of this.

Men or Mankind are..

And then stem cell research, that can produce life saving/sustaining results ??

 

Although GE is involved in Defence systems also, I will not run out and sell all our positions next week.

Having other investments to match some of their Sector picks,...I feel it is a big mistake to get too emotionally involved with choices; Such as the Tobacco Sector...Numbers,fundamentals,earnings and dividends are what count..Using criteria from the Article above, nobody should be invested in Apple either ?...Really ??

May 22, 2013 6:47PM
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Wow...at what point did investments become a popularity contest?  Who gives a rats' **** about what the media says is "embarrassing" in a portfolio?  Shame on you, MSN.  Too many idiots jump on your bandwagon.
Mar 25, 2013 4:12PM
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I'll take Folgers thank you!  As far as I know, J.M. Smucker is social agenda free.  Any company that brags about being diversity driven means they financially  support homosexual activist organizations & Starbucks does.  .  Don't agree?  To bad!  Of course, three years & eleven months more and I may not have freedom of speech anymore!
Mar 25, 2013 1:44PM
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I invested in Solar and its doing well. I didn't find much useful in this article, except maybe I should pick up a few more shares of GE.
Mar 24, 2013 9:12PM
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Socially conscious stocks is a marketing gimmick invented by the mutual fund industry.  There is even a mutual fund for Catholic values.

Invest with your ego or emotions and you'll be sorry.

May 22, 2013 5:57PM
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It stands to reason ... I have bycotted half of these "favored" companies for 10+ years.  I will never invest n ANY company who's basic interest is not maximizing their/my profit.  Leave the social work to the bleeding hearts.
May 22, 2013 7:54PM
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I would not want to own J P Morgan Chase because shortly after the financial crisis it unilaterally and wrongly changed the servicing terms of one of our credit cards to increase the monthly amount due.  This, after we paid a fee for the right to borrow the money under specified terms.  Recently, J P Morgan Chase settled the class-action case against them by us and others for one hundred million dollars.  They are jerks and have ruined their reputation.  How can we ever trust them again?
May 22, 2013 6:47PM
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Who are the commie pinko liberals writing this trash. First Solar won't be around when BP is still providing great profits and dividends.

Maybe if Obuma puts all his money in First Solar he'll end up homeless and deserves it. You can be sure what comes out of Obuma mouth does not come out of his wallet.

Mar 25, 2013 2:17PM
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What's the stock symbol for the Skunk Works or The Jet Propulsion Laboratory ?

They seem like sure fire bets, to me. 

May 22, 2013 7:45PM
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Only stock here worth purchasing is Southwest, and that may be a stretch.  The rest sound like an advertisment for Obama's green energy program.  All talk and no profit. 
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