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BC-Money & Markets Digest

January 31, 2019

Money & Markets modules for Friday, Feb. 1

TODAY

The Labor Department reports its monthly tally of hiring by nonfarm employers. Merck & Co. and Exxon Mobil report quarterly results.

SPOTLIGHT

Hershey shares slipped Thursday after the snack and candy maker reported disappointing fourth-quarter results.

CENTERPIECE

AT&T’s video woes

AT&T spent $49 billion to buy DirecTV to build up an entertainment business. More than three years later, TV is giving it nothing but trouble.

STORY STOCKS

Microsoft (MSFT)

Facebook (FB)

Mastercard (MA)

General Electric (GE)

Charter Communications (CHTR)

Avon Products (AVP)

United Parcel Service (UPS)

United States Steel (X)

FUND FOCUS

T. Rowe Price New America Growth (PRWAX)

This “Bronze”-rated fund “has gotten off to a good start” under new manager Justin White. It held up slightly better than its benchmark in the fourth-quarter sell-off.

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