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-- Best pure-play domestic stocks. An appreciating dollar hurts multinational companies because it makes U.S. goods more expensive to buy in foreign lands. It also erodes the value of sales and profits generated overseas when they are converted from local currencies to greenbacks. If the dollar continues to strengthen, you may be better off investing at home -- or, rather, in the stocks of homebuilders. For instance, both DR Horton (symbol DHI, $29) and Lennar Corp. (LEN, $48) generate 100 percent of their revenues in the U.S. Sales of new homes are gathering steam, so analysts expect both companies to generate...