Springboro's MilBar team continued to lead the pack in the fifth week of the Stock Market Game - largely because the team just didn't lose as much as its closest competition.
Second-place Yaks from Ripley-Union-Huntington-Lewis High School might have closed the gap this week. Their holdings stayed steady, but heavy trading cost the team thousands in transaction fees.
At the halfway point in the game, a new team has taken the lead in the middle school division. St. Gabriel's Six RK saw gains in several holdings - including eBay, Marvel Enterprises, Pfizer, Kohl's and AutoZone - to put the team on top.
Our Lady of Visitation's Team 1057, meanwhile, lost its grip on the lead as Ethan Allen Stores lost 31 cents, or 1 percent, of its share price.
Further gains at wireless-chip maker InterDigital Communications Corp. kept Michael Church atop the adult division for the second week. IDC closed Thursday at its highest price in three years - giving Church a five-week gain of almost $45,000.
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