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

QUICK FIX

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.

CENTERPIECE

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.

MARKET PULSE

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.

INSIDER Q&A-KFC

Kevin Hochman, KFC's chief marketing officer for the U.S., on plans to use Colonel Sanders to revive its business.

$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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