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BC-APFN-Money & Markets Digest

October 4, 2018

Money & Markets modules for Friday, Oct. 5

TODAY

The Commerce Department reports its latest measure of the nation’s trade balance. The Labor Department issues its tally of jobs added by nonfarm employers in September. The Federal Reserve serves up its monthly snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing.

SPOTLIGHT

Shares in Constellation Brands surged Thursday after the brewer of Corona beer raised its profit forecast for the year.

CENTERPIECE

Why $15 matters

Amazon.com is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15, in a move that underscores the political and economic pressures facing employers in today’s labor market.

STORY STOCKS

Constellation Brands (STZ)

Eli Lilly (LLY)

Cloudera (CLDR)

Bank of America (BAC)

Alphabet (GOOGL)

Simon Property (SPG)

Virtu Financial (VIRT)

Marathon Petroleum (MPC)

FUND FOCUS

Fidelity Extended Mkt Index (FSEMX)

The low-cost fund “effectively targets U.S. stocks that fall outside of the S&P 500,” Morningstar says.

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