Money & Markets Extra

Money & Markets Extra

For the week ending Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

MONEY MATTERS-HOLIDAY SHOPPING-CRAFTS R US

There's an emphasis on craftiness this holiday, but there's no need to slave away with knitting needles or the glue gun. Many websites will do the dirty work for you.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Airlines brace for holiday rush; study finds fewer people using home broadband; Nasdaq to delist company run by pharma bad boy Shkreli.

QUICK FIX

The end of the year is fast approaching and if you haven't spent all the money in your flexible spending account, it may be time.

WIRELESS & CASHLESS

Tablets and other Internet-connected devices made for kids are expected to occupy a good amount of space on Santa's sleigh this year. Check out our tips on how to keep information on them secure.

SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

A new law is giving small businesses an annual $500,000 tax deduction on equipment like cars, computers and machinery.

CENTERPIECE

It's been a booming year for drugmakers, who won U.S. approval for the largest crop of new medications in 19 years.

MARKET PULSE

It was another banner year for auctions; Santa Claus rally is in full swing; despite flat year for stocks, the winners won big.

OF MUTUAL INTEREST-NEWS BRIEFS

Stock-picking mutual funds, which investors have been fleeing, are increasingly bulking up on bank stocks in their hopes of beating index funds and luring back dollars. That, plus other trends from around the mutual-fund industry.

INSIDER Q&A-COLUMBIA

Gene Tannuzzo, manager at the Columbia Strategic Income mutual fund, talks about what investors can expect from the bond market.

$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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