The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and consumer goods editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Austin talk about the best turnaround story for investors' portfolios. Brendan is eyeing Ford, while Austin is eyeing Talbots. Ford just reinstated its dividend, while Talbots looks like it's getting closer to making a deal with a private equity firm. Which one will be the better turnaround story in 2012?

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