Money & Markets modules for Thursday, March 9
The Labor Department releases its report on import prices in February, and also its weekly tally of initial jobless benefit claims. Cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty reports its fourth-quarter earnings.
Urban Outfitters' shares fell after the fashion retailer reported weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
Prison stock breakout
Shares in private prison operators like Geo Group and CoreCivic have surged since Donald Trump's election, as investors bet the president's get-tough stance on crime could reverse the falling federal prison population.
H&R Block (HRB)
The Children's Place (PLCE)
Urban Outfitters (URBN)
Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX)
This $107 billion fund earns a "Silver" analyst rating from Morningstar, which says its fees aren't as low as could be expected given its economies of scale.
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