For the week ending Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

MONEY MATTERS-MEDICAL DEBT

It doesn't take huge unpaid medical bills to make a collection agency come calling ... and calling. Over half of the annual medical collections in 2016 were for less than $600, according to a recent study.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter; Microsoft demands its contractors offer paid parental leave; Texas man selling blueprints for 3D-printed guns online.

QUICK FIX

How to choose your first credit card.

WIRELESS & CASHLESS

AMC's Stubs A-List program, launched in June, is among several alternative services trying to succeed where struggling film service MoviePass failed.

SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

Only six weeks remain until your income tax return is due, if you got a six-month extension of this year's April filing deadline.

CENTERPIECE

Hammer drops on Sotheby's

Storied auction house Sotheby's is blaming the disappointing sales of two "high value" paintings — rumored to be a Picasso and a Modigliani — for a big drop in its profit margin.

MARKET PULSE

Coca-Cola buys New England soda Moxie; Cleveland Browns release player charged with insider trading; French, British fishing boats spar over scallops

OF MUTUAL INTEREST-SEPTEMBER

September is historically the worst month of the year for stocks. That might be the case again this year, but the month is going to include several possible turning points for the market.

INSIDER Q&A-AT&T-TROY ROBERTS

Troy Roberts has been at ground zero for the trade war being waged by President Donald Trump. And he worries that American companies like his will get hurt. Roberts is the CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing, which employs 74 people at a plant in Colorado Springs, Colo., producing specialty metal parts for medical equipment.

$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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