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October 4, 2018

For the week ending Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

MONEY MATTERS-HALLOWEEN

Shopping for Halloween costumes doesn’t have to be scary. Discounters like Walmart and Target are expanding their costume offerings and, for the first time, Party City is offering an assortment of Halloween costumes via Amazon.com.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

California becomes first state to require women on public company boards; Amazon.com raises minimum wage to $15/hour; Barnes & Noble looking for buyers

QUICK FIX

Low credit limit blues: How to deal with a low credit card limit

WIRELESS & CASHLESS

Verizon has a warning for companies around the world: Stop slacking off when it comes to keeping credit-card data safe.

SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

Companies that provide paid family and medical leave to their employees this year and next may be able to get a credit toward their federal taxes.

CENTERPIECE

Can JetBlue soar?

At a highly anticipated presentation this week, JetBlue executives laid out the airline’s ambitious profit targets for next year, but investors yawned.

MARKET PULSE

Trix cereal bringing back classic ’90s fruit shapes; Instagram appoints CEO to replace exiting founders; Marriott looks to blunt growth of Airbnb with home-sharing experiment

OFF THE CHARTS-SMALL CAPS

Small company stocks have stumbled of late after racking up strong gains for much of this year. Investors who earlier viewed small caps as a haven from international trade tensions are turning to other sectors as rising interest rates make them less attractive.

INSIDER Q&A-MOCHI ICE CREAM’S RUSSELL BARNETT

Russell Barnett, the chief marketing officer for the Mochi Ice Cream Co.’s new My/Mo brand, talks to The Associated Press about bringing the Japanese treat to a new audience.

$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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