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Harley-Davidson

Sure, you have virtually no protection, cars don't see you coming and you could die at any moment, but other than that, riding a motorcycle is perfectly safe for everyone. Kind of like owning Harley stock. Shares of the motorcycle maker have been rising on hopes the recession is ending, even as Harley reported sharply lower third-quarter revenue and profit. Some things require a leap of faith.

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HOG NYSE

Yesterday's close $27.86 U.S., up $4.11 over week

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PetSmart More proof the recession is over: Americans are spending good money on stupid pet accessories again, such as $199 doggie jogging strollers and $29 licensed Pittsburgh Steelers pet jerseys. Citing lower expenses and higher profit margins, retailer PetSmart boosted its profit forecast for the full-year, sending the stock higher. Max, stop humping the furniture and watch the game.

PETM Nasdaq

Yesterday's close $25.35 U.S., up $2.67 over week

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Ocean Power Technologies

For millions of years, ocean waves have been crashing ashore, their magnificent whitecaps and natural rhythms giving rise to a perplexing question: How exactly can we make money off of this? Ocean Power has the answer: Its offshore "PowerBuoys" harness wave power to generate electricity. The company signed an engineering deal with Lockheed Martin, giving the stock a charge.

OPTT Nasdaq

Yesterday's close $8.60 U.S., up $3.31 over week

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Canadian dollar

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There once was a coin called a loonie

Whose worth at one time had been puny

It soared to the moon

Past that boy "in the balloon"

Yet its price was still half of a toonie.

Yesterday's close 96.32 cents, up 0.57 over week

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Uranerz Energy Not to be confused with Uranus, a planet often erroneously said to have two large moons, Uranerz is a uranium exploration company with operations in Canada, the United States and Mongolia. Too bad its stock fell back to earth after the company announced plans to sell as much as $20-million (U.S.) in shares and warrants to fund development and acquisitions.

URZ TSX

Yesterday's close $2.00, down 27 cents over week

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