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December 7, 2018

Money & Markets modules for Saturday, Dec. 8

THE WEEK AHEAD

The Labor Department issues its monthly snapshot of consumer prices Wednesday. Costco Wholesale serves up its fiscal first-quarter results Thursday. The Commerce Department reports its latest tally of retail sales Friday.

SPOTLIGHT

Ulta Beauty shares fell to a three-month low after the cosmetics retailer said its profit margin was squeezed in the third quarter and warned fourth-quarter sales growth would be slower than last year.

CENTERPIECE

Brexit scares off EU workers

Brexit has yet to happen but there’s one area where it’s already having an impact: the number of EU citizens in the U.K.

STORY STOCKS

Altria (MO)

Anadarko Petroleum (APC)

Ulta Beauty (ULTA)

Broadcom (AVGO)

Cooper Cos. (COO)

Big Lots (BIG)

United Natural Foods (UNFI)

Vail Resorts (MTN)

FUND FOCUS

American Funds US Government (AMUSX)

This “Bronze”-rated fund “aims to provide stability when markets turn tempestuous,” Morningstar says. Low fees and a straightforward process instill confidence.

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