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Money & Markets modules for Thursday, Dec. 29
The Labor Department reports weekly unemployment benefit claims, and the Department of Agriculture issues its index of agriculture prices for November. The Energy Department publishes its weekly report on the nation's crude oil stockpile.
Qualcomm fell after South Korea's antitrust authority slapped the semiconductor chip maker with a record $865 million fine for unfair business practices.
GDP forecasts looking up
The United States' economy is forecast to have grown about 1.6 percent this year, the weakest in five years, but there are hopes 2017 will be better.
Simon Property (SPG)
Goldman Sachs (GS)
Chesapeake Energy (CHK)
Invesco Small Cap Growth (GTSAX)
Long-time co-manager Juan Hartsfield will take the reins from Juliet Ellis in June, prompting Morningstar to cut the fund's rating to "Bronze" from "Silver."
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