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  • NEW YORK— Dozens of 9/ 11 rescue and recovery workers gathered at the World Trade Center site on Thursday to demand that Congress extend programs offering money and free health care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks. Congress initially limited the programs because of concerns about their massive cost. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler,...

  • 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.