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BC-APFN-Money & Markets Digest

September 21, 2018

Money & Markets modules for Saturday, Sept. 22

THE WEEK AHEAD

Nike reports quarterly results Tuesday. Federal Reserve officials deliver an update on the economy and interest rate policy Wednesday. The Commerce Department serves up its final reading on second-quarter economic growth Thursday.

SPOTLIGHT

Micron Technology shares fell after making a disappointing first-quarter forecast and warning that new U.S. tariffs on China would squeeze its profitability.

CENTERPIECE

As economy grows, deficit does too

A growing economy typically shrinks the government’s annual budget deficit, but not this time. The U.S. budget is on track to top $1 trillion next year. Now, economists fear that budget gap could push interest rates higher and boost inflation.

STORY STOCKS

Texas Instruments (TXN)

United Natural Foods (UNFI)

Micron Technology (MU)

Adobe Systems (ADBE)

Mazor Robotics (MZOR)

BHP Billiton (BHP)

Apache (APA)

McDonald’s (MCD)

FUND FOCUS

Parnassus Core Equity (PRBLX)

This fund is a “good bet,” Morningstar says. Its “compact” portfolio favors companies with strong environmental and social policies.

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