Money & Markets Extra
Money & Markets Extra
For the week ending Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016
MONEY MATTERS-SURPRISE MEDICAL FEES
With insurance companies designing increasingly complicated networks to try and control costs, more patients are facing unexpected fees when they step out of network. In many cases, patients don't realize they received uncovered care until they're slapped with a bill for hundreds or thousands of dollars.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Takata recall tally expands; Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B for role in financial crisis; Red Lobster gets Beyonce bounce
If you have your sights set on buying a home it pays to get your financial house in order first.
WIRELESS & CASHLESS
A new iPhone app is trying to make getting a document notarized almost as quick and easy as writing your name. The Notarize app makes it possible to complete the process within a few minutes through a video call with notaries licensed in Virginia, where a new law allows remote notarization.
SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR
President Barack Obama has laid out plans that would provide millions of employees at small businesses access to a retirement account.
Drugstores do brisk business filling prescriptions, but they want customers to shop the rest of their stores too. Several chains have reported sluggish sales from the area outside the pharmacy recently.
Valentine's Day inflation; more homeowners tapping the equity in their homes; Fitch sees solid spring-home selling season for builders
OF MUTUAL INTEREST-DOUBLING DOWN
Why not go for double the fun? Mutual funds and ETFs that try to give double or even triple the returns of boring old index funds have been some of the top-performing investments, and they attracted billions of dollars last year. But even the companies behind them say these funds aren't for everyone.
Kevin Hochman, KFC's chief marketing officer for the U.S., on plans to use Colonel Sanders to revive its business.
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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