Money & Markets modules for Wednesday, Aug. 22

TODAY

Lowe's and L Brands report quarterly results. The National Association of Realtors issues its latest monthly tally of U.S. home sales.

SPOTLIGHT

J. Jill shares plunged after the women's fashion retailer forecast results for its current fiscal quarter that were far weaker than analysts were expecting.

CENTERPIECE

Cash plays a starring role

Netflix has been burning through billions of dollars to pay for an acclaimed programming lineup that has attracted 130 million subscribers worldwide.

STORY STOCKS

TD Ameritrade (AMTD)

TJX (TJX)

J.M. Smucker (SJM)

Toll Brothers (TOL)

Coty (COTY)

Medtronic (MDT)

Nordson (NDSN)

J. Jill (JILL)

FUND FOCUS

Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index (VGTSX)

Morningstar calls this an "outstanding" foreign stock fund, citing its low costs, low turnover and "broadly diversified" portfolio.

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