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  • Manhattan's income gap is widest in US: Census Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET
    Manhattan apartment buildings

    The mean income of the top 5 percent of households in Manhattan has soared, giving it the biggest income gap of any U.S. county. The NYT reports.

  • Apparel and private equity don't mix: Analyst Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    Window display of an Ann Taylor store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

    A Wells Fargo analyst says sales volatility, lease obligations and the competitive landscape make specialty apparel stores less than ideal candidates.

  • CalPERS hedge exit may be the first of many Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    CalPERS' move to divest itself of $4 billion in hedge fund holdings is galvanizing a debate among many other pension managers.

  • BOSTON, Sept 17- Despite the recent rebuke of hedge funds by the influential California Public Employees' Retirement System, other investors are pumping billions into these portfolios, boosting industry assets to a record $3.1 trillion, data released on Wednesday show.

  • Activist investor Peltz seeks DuPont breakup: Report Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has called for a break up of DuPont, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Indian equities propel Asia hedge funds in 2014: Report Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    Asia ex-Japan hedge funds have posted the strongest performance worldwide this year, data from research house Eurekahedge shows.

  • Sacramento- based Calpers said on Monday it was pulling about $4 billion from a total of 30 hedge funds it was invested in under its Absolute Return Strategies portfolio, citing costs and difficulty in maintaining the program. BlueTrend, owned by U.K.- based BlueCrest Capital Management, could not immediately be reached for comment.

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:14 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Endo Int'l makes $1.4 B offer for Auxilium Pharma Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending Sears takes $400 M loan from Lampert's hedge fund

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:14 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind US stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed meeting; health care stocks gain most House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars on public roads; Google has most at 25 As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Endo makes unsolicited offer for Auxilium worth $1.4 B, or $28.10/ share in cash and stock Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges Sears borrows $400 million from a hedge fund run by its CEO Lampert

  • Calpers exit could heap pressure on hedge fund fees Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 16- The California Public Employees Retirement System handed fellow U.S. pension funds a hefty club to beat down hedge fund fees and demand better returns this week when it voted to pull out of hedge funds entirely, investors said.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:06 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind US stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed meeting; health care stocks gain most House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars on public roads; Google has most at 25 As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges Sears borrows $400 million from a hedge fund run by its CEO Lampert French prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:06 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending Sears takes $400 M loan from Lampert's hedge fund French prime minister wins confidence vote

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending Sears takes $400 M loan from Lampert's hedge fund French prime minister wins confidence vote

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars on public roads; Google has most at 25 As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges Sears borrows $400 million from a hedge fund run by its CEO Lampert French prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:37 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending Sears takes $400 M loan from Lampert's hedge fund French prime minister wins confidence vote

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:37 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars on public roads; Google has most at 25 As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges Sears borrows $400 million from a hedge fund run by its CEO Lampert French prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:32 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars; Google has 25, VW and Mercedes 2 each As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges Sears borrows $400 million from a hedge fund run by its CEO Lampert French prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:32 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending Sears takes $400 M loan from Lampert's hedge fund French prime minister wins confidence vote

  • To reduce costs and complexity in its portfolio, CalPERS says it will no longer invest in hedge funds. Alexandra Stevenson of The New York Times, and Tim Spangler, Sidley Austin, discuss their strategy and if others will follow.

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:39 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors US producer prices unchanged in August Stocks move higher in early afternoon as Fed meets House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall French prime minister wins confidence vote New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes Allergan agrees to move forward with meeting Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike Sears takes $400 M loan from Lampert's hedge fund

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