Best of the Fool: Top 3 articles of the day (14 August, 2013)

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10 stocks to hold forever  August 14, 2013

Companies mentioned: Seek (ASX: SEK), Telstra (ASX: TLS),  ANZ (ASX: ANZ), Graincorp (ASX: GNC), Select Harvests (ASX: SHV), Westfield (ASX: WDC), Cochlear (ASX: COH), ResMed (ASX: RMD), Washington H Soul Pattinson (ASX: SOL), TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM), Ruralco (ASX: RHL), BKI Investments (ASX: BKI), Linc Energy (ASX: LNC), Woodside Petroleum (ASX: WPL).

Woolworths and Lowes still in the hardware game  August 14, 2013

Companies mentioned: Woolworths (ASX: WOW), Wesfarmers’ (ASX: WES), Lowes Companies (NYSE: LOW), Metcash (ASX: MTS).

Should you buy Telstra?  August 14, 2013

Companies mentioned: Telstra (ASX: TLS), Westpac (ASX: WBC), NAB (ASX: NAB), S&P/ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) (Index: ^AXJO)

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