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Are "Unethical" Companies Keeping You Up at Night?

By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer – Jan 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

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How can investors own bank stocks and sleep well at night?

Big banks and bank stocks, like Citigroup, don't always conjure up the most warn-and-fuzzy feelings for investors, but does that mean people shouldn't own them?

In this segment of The Motley Fool's everything-financial show, Where the Money Is, analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss owning shares of companies that some people deem unethical and how it can keep some investors up at night.

David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Citigroup. The Motley Fool recommends Coca-Cola and Tile Shop Holdings. The Motley Fool owns shares of Citigroup, Coca-Cola, and Tile Shop Holdings. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Citigroup Stock Quote
Citigroup
C
$48.29 (0.10%) $0.05
Coca-Cola Stock Quote
Coca-Cola
KO
$62.69 (0.10%) $0.06
Yum! Brands Stock Quote
Yum! Brands
YUM
$126.53 (0.48%) $0.60
Altria Group Stock Quote
Altria Group
MO
$44.74 (-0.62%) $0.28

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