• BC-Money & Markets Extra Digest

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    For the week ending Saturday, April 20, 2019

    MONEY MATTERS-ONLINE SHOPPING-ENVIRONMENT

    Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. Outside of ditching online shopping altogether, there are some small tweaks you can make to lower the impact on the environment.

    THE WEEK IN REVIEW

    Apple and Qualcomm settle legal dispute; Best Buy CEO to step down; US trade deficit narrows to $49.4 billion in February

    QUICK FIX

    Making sense of colleges’ financial aid award letters.

    WIRELESS & CASHLESS

    Cutting the cable cord was supposed to save you money. But now streaming services meant to replace cable are raising their prices, and more new services are emerging all the time.

    SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

    Business owners who discover omissions or mistakes in their tax returns should consider amending their returns.

    CENTERPIECE

    Middle class gets squeezed

    The middle class is being squeezed across the globe, and the trend hasn't spared Americans. That's the takeaway from a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD.

    MARKET PULSE

    Lyft had to pull 3,000 electric bikes from several cities because the brakes work too well; Putnam is bringing back Jason Bourne; Maine considers overhaul of its blueberry commission as the crop faces supply and price problems.

    OFF THE CHARTS-DEALS

    Lingering trade spats and fears of a global economic slowdown stunted corporate deal-making worldwide during the first quarter.

    INSIDER Q&A-AIG’S KEVIN HOGAN

    Kevin Hogan, head of insurer AIG’s Life and Retirement division, talks to The Associated Press about longevity, financial anxiety and other issues around retirement in the U.S.

    $1,000 DERBY

    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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