Turnaround Smackdown: Coffee vs. Autos

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

In today's edition, Brendan and Austin debate which company is the better turnaround play for your portfolio. Brendan likes General Motors, and Austin likes what Starbucks has done in recent years with Howard Schultz at the helm. Granted, while Starbucks is no longer at the pivot point in the turnaround story, they are still in the early stages of what Austin thinks will be a decade-long run.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Starbucks.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendGeneral Motors Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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