New Globe "Money & Careers" section has new pages, cuts stocks
The Sunday Boston Globe business section, which combines its Money section with its Careers section, will cut its printed stock and mutual fund listings for two new pages, MarketWeek and MoneyWeek.
The MarketWeek page offers readers a summary of the most interesting market activity for the week, including short stories on five companies with significant stock price movement up or down. It also lists the top gaining and losing stocks nationally and in Massachusetts. Graphics show major market indices both for the previous 90 days and the previous week. Four overseas markets are charted as well: Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
The MoneyWeek page will help people manage their money by providing a host of key economic indicators and market rates all in one place. Economic indicators include the prices of oil, gold, and milk; the unemployment rate; and the change in consumer prices. Interest rates include popular loans and investments such as mortgages, home equity loans, CDs, and money market accounts.
The page will also list 25 currency rates to help people considering a trip overseas. A significant portion of the page will be devoted to presenting the performance of the 50 most popular mutual funds in the U.S.
Other new features include a careers column that takes a look at people with unusual jobs; a consumer alert column that answers questions from readers; and a new spending feature where the Globe will test and rate products.
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