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Economy Has Nothing on Liquor and Lollipops

The recession that's been threatening countries across the globe hasn't stopped consumers from going out for drinks, smoking cigarettes, or chewing on candy. Most people aren't giving up buying any of these items, despite the general rise in cost of living due to more expensive mortgages and soaring food prices.

The news goes to support the time-tested theory that sin stocks — stocks of companies that are in businesses like gambling and liquor — are usually money-making investments during tough economic times. And while chocolate isn't necessarily considered sinful, it does offer cheap comfort when money is tight.


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