Investing in 'Fortress' Stocks

Worried about the credit crunch, slower growth, and falling profits? Consider some companies that could fare well even in the worst of times

These are scary times for stock investors. The credit crisis continues to claim victims up and down Wall Street; earnings growth is the slowest in five years; stock traders keep seeing wild, volatile sessions on Wall Street; and many economists, including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, are worried about an economic slowdown, if not a recession, in the next several months.

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