When Americans cut their spending elsewhere, they feel more entitled to small indulgences. What else fits the bill better than chocolate? The British Cadbury company's annual profits were up 30 percent in 2008. Hershey's chocolate increased earnings by more than 50 percent in the first quarter of 2009.
Not everything's going bust in this economy. From Spam to contraceptives, check out products that are doing well in hard times.
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