BC-APFN-Money & Markets Extra Digest
For the week ending Saturday, August 4, 2018
MONEY MATTERS-BETTER SLEEP
Want more-restful sleep? Focus on low-tech, simple products and strategies, rather than pricey sleep tracking apps and gadgets
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Facebook uncovers sophisticated efforts to disrupt elections; Fed keeps key interest rate unchanged; 30 million taxpayers will owe more next year due to low withholding, congressional auditors say.
A bad credit score can bring you down financially and emotionally. Here are some tips on how to cope if you have bad credit.
WIRELESS & CASHLESS
Beginning this week, you’ll be able to track how many hours and minutes you spend on Facebook and Instagram, as tech companies face up to the fact that mindless scrolling through other people’s posts can make people more depressed.
SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR
If summer is slow at your small business, consider giving your office or premises the cleaning and maintenance that often gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.
China sours on US real estate
After a buying spree that ran nearly 10 years, it seems Chinese investors are more eager to sell than purchase U.S. commercial properties.
MGM Resorts, NBA agree on data sharing ahead of sports betting expansion; Money-losing movie ticket reseller MoviePass hikes prices; Starbucks to begin delivery service in China
OF MUTUAL INTEREST-SMALL-CAP REITS
Small-cap real estate investment trusts had a good run in the second quarter as investors jittery over escalating global trade tensions and the impact of a stronger dollar favored smaller and more domestically focused companies.
INSIDER Q&A-INSULIN PRICES
Diabetes specialist Dr. Robert Lash talks to The Associated Press about the rising price of insulin, a life-sustaining hormone used by more than 7 million Americans to control their blood sugar.
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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