BC-APFN-Money & Markets Extra Digest
For the week ending Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
MONEY MATTERS-AMEX GOLD CARD
The middle child of American Express’ suite of charge cards, the Gold Card, is getting a major upgrade this fall.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Mortgage rates leap to seven-year highs; hunt on for holiday workers; shareholders must vote on Elon Musk’s return as Tesla chairman.
Tips on how to pay for college when you don’t have enough saved up.
WIRELESS & CASHLESS
Apple is letting students use its Apple Pay digital wallet to store their campus ID cards at three universities.
SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR
Although many people don’t start worrying about flu season until winter, small business owners should prepare for it now.
License to trade
Aston Martin, James Bond’s car of choice, went public as part of a corporate turnaround, but investors are still wary.
Two Americans win the Nobel Prize in economics; one of the oldest U.S. coal companies files for bankruptcy; Netflix is buying a studio complex in New Mexico.
OFF THE CHARTS-EARNINGS PREVIEW
Can earnings season come to the rescue again for stocks? When the S&P 500 suffered steep losses back in the spring, similar to what it’s seeing now, a much better-than-expected earnings season helped turn the momentum. Expectations are high for this earnings season, which ramps up Friday, but several warning signs indicate it may be a disappointment.
INSIDER Q&A-THRIVE MARKET
Questions and answers with Nick Green, co-founder of Thrive Market, a four-year-old online membership-based natural and organic food retailer.
If you invested $1,000 at the start of this year in various types of stocks, bonds and commodities, how much would you have now?
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