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Lululemon (LULU) and Collective Brands (PSS)--The Haves and Have Nots

Company earnings can be a great barometer of the dominant trends within the larger Economy.  Case in point:  Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), the Luxury Retailer known for its high end, Yoga Inspired Athletic Apparel and Collective Brands (NYSE:PSS), known primarily for its discounted footwear chain Payless Shoes.  Both companies recently soared past even the most aggressive earnings estimates and taken together clearly illustrate that there are two Americas--the 'Haves' and the 'Have Nots.'  

In the words of one of the greatest lyricists/singers of my generation, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, "there ain't gonna be any middle anymore."