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  • WASHINGTON, June 11- President Barack Obama's quest for "fast-track" negotiating authority on a Pacific Rim trade deal passed its initial tests in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday ahead of a final vote on Friday on contentious trade measures. By a vote of 397-32, the House approved a measure authorizing funds to help workers who lose their jobs as a...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. House panel passes fast track trade bill Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Legislation to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress cleared through a key committee on Thursday, but low Democratic support signaled a looming battle over a Pacific trade pact central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia. Despite the partisan wrangling, the vote in the House of Representatives' Ways and Means...

  • Schwab on markets: Time to pause Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:35 PM ET
    Schwab on markets: Time to pause

    Chuck Schwab, Charles Schwab, likes low priced stocks for active management. Tim Finchem, PGA Tour Commissioner, discusses the PGA Tour's 20-year partnership with Charles Schwab.

  • HFT a cancer that needs to be stopped, Schwab says Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Walter 'Walt' Bettinger, president and chief executive officer of Charles Schwab.

    Renowned investor Charles Schwab on Thursday said high-frequency trading undermines fairness in the stock market and erodes investor confidence.

  • FBI called after anti-wealth graffiti rattles rich Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Graffiti targeting the wealthy in the Silicon Valley town of Atherton is seen a residential garage door.

    After a wave of anti-wealth protests in San Francisco, the nearby, posh town of Atherton is investigating graffiti and has brought in the FBI to help.

  • Jamie Dimon—the most influential on Wall Street? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Are big bank leaders like Jamie Dimon the most influential on Wall Street—or activist investors like Carl Icahn?

  • Investment advisers feeling bullish Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Investment advisers feeling bullish

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports from Schwab's "IMPACT" conference, where about 2,000 investment advisers are registered.

  • Tea Party Describes 'Willful Intimidation' by IRS Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testifies during a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee June 4, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

    Conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rein in government overreach.

  • Tracking Commission-Free ETFs Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    Tracking Commission-Free ETFs

    Charles Schwab lanched a new commission-free ETF platform. Beth Flynn, VP of ETF Platform Management of Charles Schwab, offers insight.

  • *Transocean shares up after results, Time Warner off on video demand. *Apple's stock gains 1.4 pct and bolsters the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the three major U.S. stock indexes, helped by a rally in Apple Inc, the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company.

  • LONDON, Nov 2- Gold prices fell to their lowest level since late August on Friday, sliding more than 1 percent as the dollar jumped after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data in the last major signal on the state of the economy before elections next Tuesday. Spot gold was down 1.8 percent at $1,684.36 at 1509 GMT, having earlier hit an eight-week low of $1,682.89.

  • *Wall Street, crude oil retreat after strong payrolls report. Wall Street opened higher but faltered near break-even and Brent crude retreated after the Commerce Department reported new orders for manufactured goods climbed 4.8 percent, a sharp gain driven by volatile aircraft orders.

  • LONDON, Nov 2- Gold slid to an eight-week low on Friday as the dollar jumped after data showing higher-than-expected U.S. job creation, the last major signal on the state of the world's largest economy before elections next Tuesday. Spot gold was at $1,695.65 at 1325 GMT, down 1.42 percent, having touched an eight-week low of $1,692.19 after the data.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and the jobless rate ticked higher as more workers restarted job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's reelection chances. Employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • ETF price war expands to BlackRock's iShares ETFs Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

    BOSTON-- BlackRock Inc.' s iShares unit is reducing the investment fees charged at six of its largest exchange-traded funds as the biggest ETF provider expands a fee-cutting war that's benefiting cost-conscious investors.

  • Charles Schwab agrees to buy smaller money manager Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- The Charles Schwab Corp. has agreed to acquire dividend income specialist ThomasPartners Inc. for an upfront payment of $85 million, plus additional payments if the smaller company can attract more investors. It had $2.3 billion under management as of Sept. 30, mostly in growth-oriented stocks that pay dividends.

  • Pittsburgh- based Legend Financial Advisors has an average of a dozen interns at any given time, and half of its 23- person full-time staff are alums of the internship program. "It takes about four interns to equal the pay of a regular employee," said Stanasolovich, who pays interns between $8.50 and $12.50 an hour, plus performance and other bonuses.

  • CORRECTED-COLUMN-How to get the best prices on ETFs Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 8- Exchange-traded index funds are a bit like mobile phones-- models offer an increasing array of features over time, while prices on even the plain-vanilla models keep falling.

  • COLUMN-How to get the best prices on ETFs Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:23 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 8- Exchange-traded index funds are a bit like mobile phones-- models offer an increasing array of features over time, while prices on even the plain-vanilla models keep falling.

  • Vanguard move highlights little-known index costs Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Index mutual fund investors are a cost-conscious bunch. Rather than seek out managers with a good shot at beating the market, they parse tiny differences in fund expenses. Companies such as S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI have created well-known market indexes.