BC-US--Money & Markets Extra Digest, US
Money & Markets Extra Digest
For the week ending Saturday, July 25, 2015
MONEY MATTERS-HOUSE CALLS
Phone apps bring doctors to your door, but some experts worry about quality of care.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Social Security Disability Fund projected to run dry; Citi pays for deceptive card practices; Ferrari parent company files for IPO
Summer jobs make for a good entry point to talk to your teen about finance. We've got tips on what to say.
WIRELESS & CASHLESS
The case for PayPal
PayPal has struck out on its own. Is it a good buy? Some analysts think so.
SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR
To B or not to B
If your business is about more than profit, you may want to consider B Corp certification — a voluntary process to verify that you meet certain social and environmental standards.
A big deal
This week Home Depot agreed to buy Interline Brands for $1.63 billion in cash. The acquisition gives Home Depot a stronger footing in what's called the MRO market -- maintenance, repair and operations.
ETFs now control more total dollars than hedge funds; most fund managers expect the stock market to get even more volatile in the next six months; gold is down over the last five years in dollar terms, but it's up 30 percent in yen.
OF MUTUAL INTEREST-MUNI FUNDS
Yet another scare is hitting municipal-bond fund investors, but fund managers say they expect the market to motor through Puerto Rico's debt problems. The bigger threat may be rising interest rates, which would hold down returns.
INSIDER Q&A-CAMERON SMITH
Cameron Smith, head of a recruiting firm bearing his name, talks about the supplier side of supporting the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart.
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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