BC-Money & Markets Digest
Money & Markets modules for Thursday, Jan. 31
Amazon.com and tobacco giant Altria Group report quarterly results. The Labor Department issues its weekly tally of applications for unemployment aid.
Boeing’s stock soared after the company reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the fourth quarter, despite its exposure to China.
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.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL)
Sirius XM (SIRI)
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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