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Money & Markets modules for Thursday, April 21


Starbucks and Google parent company Alphabet report quarterly earnings, and the Conference Board delivers its index of leading indicators for March.


On the grill: McDonald's says it will test out bigger and smaller Big Macs as it continues to tweak its menu.


Winter doldrums

Weak first-quarter GDP growth followed by a pickup in the second quarter has become a hallmark of the latest economic recovery. Analysts don't see that changing when the latest numbers are reported later this month.


Lexmark (LXK)

MGM Growth Properties (MGP)

Discover Financial Services (DFS)

VMWare (VMW)

Coca-Cola (KO)

Textron (TXT)

Tupperware (TUP)

Intel (INTC)


BlackRock Low Duration Bond Portfolio (BFMSX)

Morningstar says this fund has been delivering admirable returns since its management team took over in 2008, supporting its analyst rating of "bronze."

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