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BC-Money & Markets Digest

January 30, 2019

Money & Markets modules for Thursday, Jan. 31

TODAY

Amazon.com and tobacco giant Altria Group report quarterly results. The Labor Department issues its weekly tally of applications for unemployment aid.

SPOTLIGHT

Boeing’s stock soared after the company reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the fourth quarter, despite its exposure to China.

CENTERPIECE

Safe or risky

Although it’s had little success so far, Washington’s continuing efforts to lower prices for brand-name medicines can still cause trouble for drug makers’ stock prices.

STORY STOCKS

Apple (AAPL)

Boeing (BA)

McDonald’s (MCD)

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL)

Anthem (ANTM)

Alibaba (BABA)

Sirius XM (SIRI)

AT&T (T)

FUND FOCUS

Vanguard Strategic Equity (VSEQX)

This fund “has hit a slump, but its low costs and reasonable stock-picking approach give it a long-term edge,” Morningstar says. It earns a “Silver” rating.

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