BC-US--Money & Markets Digest, US

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Money & Markets modules for Saturday, March 19

THE WEEK AHEAD

The Commerce Department reports monthly new home sales and durable goods orders for February, as well as its latest estimate of gross domestic product growth for the fourth quarter.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Aeropostale considers sale

Aeropostale shares sank Friday after the teen retailer reported disappointing sales trends and said it is considering putting itself up for sale.

CENTERPIECE

A long expansion

The U.S. economy emerged from the Great Recession in June 2009, making the current economic expansion 81 months old — significantly longer than the 58-month average for expansions since World War II.

STORY STOCKS

Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT)

Columbia Pipeline (CPGX)

Tiffany (TIF)

JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

Textron (TXT)

Bank of America (BAC)

Adobe Systems (ADBE)

Shoe Carnival (SCVL)

FUND FOCUS

USAA World Growth (USAWX)

This fund focuses on steadier stocks. It has modest holdings in the hard-hit energy industry, for example, and that approach has helped it lose less than other world-stock funds recently.

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