Money & Markets modules for Thursday, Aug. 2

TODAY

Frosted Flakes maker Kellogg and insurance giant AIG report their second-quarter results. The Commerce Department releases data on factory orders in June.

SPOTLIGHT

Cheesecake Factory stock plunged to a four-month low after the Calabasas Hills, California-based restaurant chain reported second-quarter profit that was far below what Wall Street expected.

CENTERPIECE

Fewer unemployment checks

As of the middle of July, there were 1.75 million people collecting unemployment benefits, the lowest total since 1973. That's a sign that economic growth could continue.

STORY STOCKS

Apple (AAPL)

Hanesbrands (HBI)

SodaStream International (SODA)

Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV)

Comerica (CMA)

Pandora Media (P)

Cheesecake Factory (CAKE)

Campbell Soup (CPB)

FUND FOCUS

American Funds American Mutual Fund (AMRMX)

Morningstar calls this "Gold"-rated fund's approach "old but not outdated." It boasts skilled management and a best-in-class approach to succession, Morningstar says.

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