Money & Markets modules for Friday, Jan. 29

Money & Markets modules for Friday, Jan. 29

TODAY

American Airlines Group and Chevron report their quarterly results, and the government delivers its latest estimate of U.S. economic growth.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Facebook surges on gains

Facebook shares surged Thursday after the social media company reported that its quarterly profit more than doubled on major revenue gains.

CENTERPIECE

Oil plunge pinching banks

U.S. banks have been hit especially hard by the stunning plunge in oil prices. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and others are setting aside money for possible losses on loans made to finance oil production.

STORY STOCKS

Under Armour (UA)

PayPal Holdings (PYPL)

Caterpillar (CAT)

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Facebook (FB)

eBay (EBAY)

Gilead Sciences (GILD)

FUND FOCUS

Vanguard Market Neutral (VMNFX)

Vanguard took over full management of this fund in 2010, and its returns have ranked toward the top of its category over the last five years. Morningstar also praises its low fees.

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