The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and financial and economics sector head Ilan Moscovitz discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Ilan and Austin discuss the head-butting that's going on between Martha Stewart Living, Macy's, and J.C. Penney. It's a drama fit for mid-day soap opera complete with backstabbing, twisted truths, and a lot of money on the line. Watch the video below to see what our analysts think.

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