BC-APFN-US--Money & Markets Digest
Money & Markets modules for Thursday, October 16
All graphics are sent by 6 p.m. EDT
Ad slump? Wall Street predicts Google's third-quarter earnings declined from a year earlier.
CSX on consolidation
CSX railroad's top executive cautions that regulators are likely to be reluctant to allow consolidation among the major industry players because of possible service disruptions.
Market report card
The stock market has erased its gains for the year and investors are feeling flat. Here's a snapshot of the major market indexes and other measures of market performance.
Bank of America (BAC)
Lakeland Indus. (LAKE)
Orexigen Thera. (OREX)
Baron Small Cap Retail (BSCFX)
Baron Small Cap Retail carries Morningstar's bronze-medal analyst rating, and is cited as having produced competitive results since its launch in 1997.
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