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BC-US--Money & Markets Digest, US

BC-US--Money & Markets Digest, US

Money & Markets modules for Saturday, March 11

THE DAY AHEAD

The Federal Reserve is scheduled to deliver an update on interest rate policy Wednesday. The Labor Department reports its latest monthly index of producer prices on Tuesday. The Commerce Department releases home construction data on Thursday.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Shares in Bolingbrook, Illinois cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty jumped after it said profit soared 30 percent in the fourth quarter.

CENTERPIECE

Kroger's smaller basket

The end of Kroger's more than 13-year streak of growth signals the pressures facing the grocery industry.

STORY STOCKS

Applied Materials (AMAT)

Genesco (GCO)

Ulta Beauty (ULTA)

Southwest Airlines (LUV)

Finisar (FNSR)

Zumiez (ZUMZ)

Hibbett Sports (HIBB)

ConocoPhillips (COP)

FUND FOCUS

American Century Growth (TWCGX)

Turnover on the fund's team, as well as lackluster results and average fees "don't inspire confidence" in its prospects, Morningstar says. It rates the fund "Neutral."

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