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BC-Money & Markets Extra Digest

May 16, 2019

For the week ending Saturday, May 18, 2019

MONEY MATTERS-GROCERY DELIVERY

Want to ditch the shopping cart? Grocery delivery services are growing rapidly, but shoppers need to decide if the convenience is worth the higher cost.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Regulators crack down on robocalls; Walmart warns that higher tariffs will mean higher prices; Regulators say California utility PG&E responsible for deadly wildfires

QUICK FIX

Budgeting for a summer road trip in a recreational vehicle

WIRELESS & CASHLESS

Crackle, Pluto and other free video streaming services are gaining popularity among consumers tired of paying for Netflix and its ilk.

SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

The growth of the coworking space industry the last two decades has given small business owners an alternative to renting offices full-time or working from home.

CENTERPIECE

Teflon Facebook?

Facebook’s recurring privacy scandals don’t seem to have made any lasting negative impression on its advertisers, users or investors.

MARKET PULSE

California cafe to sell gourmet coffee for $75 a cup; Plans for Woodstock festival’s 50th anniversary in doubt; ESPN in sports betting partnership with Ceasars

OFF THE CHARTS-EARNINGS REVIVAL

Earnings growth was close to zero for S&P 500 companies in the first quarter, and investors are worried that the last phase of the business cycle could be imminent.

INSIDER Q&A-VELODYNE LIDAR PRESIDENT

Velodyne Lidar President Marta Hall talks to The Associated Press about Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s assertion that he’ll have self-driving cars on the roads next year. The producer of a rival navigation system, Velodyne believes Tesla relies too heavily on cameras that can be fooled by road conditions.

$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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