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BC-APFN-Money & Markets Extra Digest

November 15, 2018

For the week ending Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

MONEY MATTERS-SAFE TRAVEL

International air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last month’s Lion Air crash in Indonesia becoming more rare. There are resources consumers can use to check airlines’ safety and reliability before they plunk down big money for an overseas trip.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Britain’s prime minister battles to save Brexit deal and her job; Amazon.com selects Long Island City, Queens, and Arlington, Virginia for East Coast headquarters; California utility sued over wildfire that killed 48 people

QUICK FIX

Exchange traded funds are dying off at a near record rate. What you should do if your E.T.F. is R.I.P.

WIRELESS & CASHLESS

With the holidays coming, retailers are touting free shipping to draw in gift shoppers. But read the fine print because there are key differences between policies.

SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

The new tax law gives small business owners a generous break on new computers and other property purchases.

CENTERPIECE

China’s auto slump

The world’s biggest auto market is on track to shrink for the first time in three decades after sales unexpectedly slammed into reverse this year.

MARKET PULSE

Ford and Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service; Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit; Uber, Lyft roll out rewards programs similar to airlines.

OFF THE CHARTS-NO SAFE HARBORS

Stocks, bonds and commodities have all struggled in 2018. It’s a rude reminder that one of the bedrock tenets of investing — stay diversified — doesn’t guarantee success. But it’s also important to remember that this year’s struggles have been a relative anomaly.

INSIDER Q&A-MARS INC’S STEPHEN BADGER

Mars Chairman Stephen Badger, the great-grandson of the chocolate giant’s founder Franklin Mars, talks to The Associated Press about candy, nutrition, and how the 100-year-old company plans to be around for another hundred years.

$1,000 DERBY

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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