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Money & Markets modules for Saturday, August 23

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THE WEEK AHEAD

Investors will find out how Best Buy's second-quarter sales fared on Tuesday, when the company reports its latest financial results.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Gap: a good week

Gap reported its profit climbed 10 percent in the second quarter which helped fuel a sharp rise in its stock this week.

CENTERPIECE

It's a wrap

More than 90 percent of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index have reported their second quarter earnings. Analyst expect earnings growth to come in at 10.2 percent, compared with the year-ago quarter.

STORY STOCKS

Dynegy (DYN)

GameStop (GME)

Gap (GPS)

Foot Locker (FL)

Peregrine Semi. (PSMI)

Ross Stores (ROST)

Keurig Green Mtn. (GMCR)

The Fresh Market (TFM)

FUND FOCUS

Artisan International Investor (ARTIX)

Artisan International posted results in the top 10 percent of the foreign large-cap blend fund category from 2011-13, but is currently in the growth fund category.

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MONEY & MARKETS EXTRA

For the week ending Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

CENTERPIECE

Hedge fund favorites

What stocks rose in popularity with hedge fund managers in the second quarter? At the top of the list Allergan. A look at the top 10 stocks with the biggest increase in hedge fund popularity.

MARKET PULSE

A stronger job market hasn't translated into stronger revenue for low-end retailers; global dividends rose 11.7 percent last quarter to a record $426.8 billion; parents upped their savings last year for their kids' college tuitions by 25 percent.

INSIDER Q&A

Analyzing Amazon's

Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy says that Amazon is on track to expand its margins, or the amount of each dollar that it makes in revenue that it actually keeps. And that's key for long-term growth.

$1,000 DERBY

If you invested $1,000 at the start of this year, how much would you have now? An answer to that question for various types of stocks, bonds and commodities.

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