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November 29, 2018

For the week ending Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

MONEY MATTERS-MEAL KIT HOLIDAYS

Subscription meal kit services can take some stress out of weekday dinners. But they may or may not help you fill your holiday table.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

General Motors will cut up to 14,000 jobs, possibly close up to five plants; U.S. consumers go on spending spree in October; Fed chairman suggests possible pause in rate hikes

QUICK FIX

It may seem too early to start thinking about taxes, but procrastination could cost you.

WIRELESS & CASHLESS

In a quest to be more community-friendly — and less, say, election-meddley — Facebook is expanding a feature that shows people local news, city council updates, road closures and school events.

SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

As business owners work on year-end tax projections, they’re likely wondering how big a deduction they can take for the office in the family room or garage.

CENTERPIECE

Airlines reach cruising altitude

Airline stocks have taken flight over the last two months while the rest of the market has been stranded on the tarmac.

MARKET PULSE

Jeweler Tiffany tanks as spending by Chinese tourists falls; cost of keeping Asian carp out of Great Lakes grows; outdoor gear seller Patagonia donates tax savings to environmental groups

OFF THE CHARTS-MARKET VALUE BATTLE

Apple and very briefly Amazon eclipsed $1 trillion in market value earlier this year as tech and internet stocks soared. Now, as those stocks fall, Microsoft is challenging for the title of most valuable.

INSIDER Q&A-DEUTSCHE POST DHL CEO

Frank Appel, chief executive of DHL parent company Deutsche Post, talks to The Associated Press about holiday shipping volumes, drones and technology.

$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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