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Investing: Great stocks for the next 10 years

We like playing the long game -- picking a few solid companies and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Our three picks are not the usual suspects, but we think all of these stocks can quadruple in a decade.

--Acuity Brands (symbol AYI, price $265, yield 0.2 percent). Digital lighting networks and "smart building" technologies that lower energy costs are proliferating in the U.S. and abroad. The trends should light a bright path for Acuity, a leading maker of LED bulbs, fixtures and high-end lighting systems. The company has also made several acquisitions to expand into areas such as lighting software and building-automation technology. Altogether, analysts see...