BC-US--Money & Markets Digest, US

Money & Markets modules for Saturday, April 22

THE WEEK AHEAD

The Commerce Department reports new home sales figures for March on Tuesday and first-quarter economic growth on Friday. Boeing releases its first-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Mattel slumped Friday after the nation's largest toy maker reported a big drop in its first-quarter sales as it dealt with a holiday hangover from too many unsold items.

CENTERPIECE

Flattened expectations

Yields on longer-term U.S. bonds are sinking, while those for shorter-term Treasuries have climbed, a phenomenon economists call "flattening." It could be a signal of an economic slowdown.

STORY STOCKS

Mattel (MAT)

Honeywell (HON)

Hawaiian Holdings (HA)

Schlumberger (SLB)

Rockwell Collins (COL)

NextEra Energy (NEE)

Visa (V)

XBiotech (XBIT)

FUND FOCUS

Franklin DynaTech (FKDNX)

An experienced manager and low fees are offset by the fund's failure to outpace relevant benchmarks and its above-average volatility, earning the fund a "Neutral" rating.

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