Money & Markets modules for Tuesday, May 15

TODAY

The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo release their monthly index of U.S. homebuilder sentiment. Home Depot reports quarterly results. The Commerce Department issues its latest snapshot of U.S. business inventories.

SPOTLIGHT

Shares of casino and racetrack operators climbed after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball and other sports in most states.

CENTERPIECE

Ransomware: 'first among equals' in cyber-threats

Among cyber-threats, ransomware attacks are growing in frequency and getting more sophisticated. Ransomware detections by businesses rose 28 percent during the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous three months.

STORY STOCKS

Viacom (VIAB)

Acacia Communications (ACIA)

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI)

Xerox (XRX)

MGM Resorts (MGM)

Perrigo (PRGO)

Welltower (WTW)

Brinker International (EAT)

FUND FOCUS

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index (VDAIX)

Morningstar calls this an "excellent" fund offering "a diversified portfolio of highly profitable U.S. dividend-paying stocks," which reduces exposure to companies with weak fundamentals.

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