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  • *Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. Investors have pared their holdings of U.S. government debt since mid-April, as heavy debt supply and diminished pessimism about Europe reduced the safe-haven allure of Treasuries, German Bunds and British gilts. "The fundamentals in Europe are turning and there may be an acknowledgement of that,"...

  • April 29- As his company gets closer to telling shareholders its plan for allocating cash, Eaton Corp Chief Executive Alexander Cutler said on Wednesday a recent call by a prominent asset manager to think long-term represented a "healthy voice." BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink earlier this month sent a letter to CEOs of the Standard& Poor's 500...

  • Asian stocks fall after US reports meager 1Q growth Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— News that the economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year helped push the stock market lower on Wednesday. Battered by harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling, the overall economy grew at a barely discernible annual rate of 0.2 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported early...

  • *Banker says investors still link Cyprus to Greece. LONDON, April 28- Bailed-out Cyprus sold one billion euros in seven-year bonds on Tuesday, highlighting its economic recovery and the gulf with Greece, whose future in the euro zone is in doubt. By contrast yields on debt issued by Greece, the country which effectively forced Cyprus to seek an international...

  • Hong Kong shares end flat, oil giants slump Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:22 AM ET

    April 28- Hong Kong stocks ended flat on Tuesday as strength in financial shares was offset by a slump in oil giants PetroChina and Sinopec Corp.. After a surge early this month that was triggered by Beijing's move to let mainland mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares through a key cross-border investment scheme, the Hong Kong market has entered a period of...

  • BOSTON, April 22- State Street, which sold the first exchange-traded fund in 1993, is falling flat in its bid to win back market share in the ETF industry by wooing advisers to retail investors, with many advisers saying the bank doesn't do enough to support them. State Street, which lost its long-time No. 2 spot among ETF providers in the first quarter to Vanguard...

  • One start-up's quest to prevent breast cancer Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Mary-Claire King, the University of Washington geneticist whose work led to the discovery of the BRCA1 gene

    Color Genomics plans to charge only $249 for an analysis of cancer-risk genes. New York Times reports.

  • *Aberdeen worried about some speculative activity in China stocks. *BlackRock: China needs more reforms to avert boom-bust scenarios. SINGAPORE, April 21- Aberdeen Asset Management's head of Asian operations warned on Tuesday that Chinese money was moving "a bit like a casino" in domestic stock markets, while BlackRock called on China to reform its capital...

  • BlackRock to pay in SEC conflict of interest case Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    BlackRock signage above building entrance in New York.

    BlackRock agreed to pay $12 million to resolve SEC charges in a conflict of interest case.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that BlackRock Advisors LLC breached its fiduciary duties to clients by failing to disclose that Daniel Rice, who oversaw some energy funds and separate accounts, was running a family-owned oil and natural gas company that ultimately became the largest holding of a fund he ran for BlackRock.

  • April 20- BlackRock Inc, one of the world's largest asset managers, agreed to pay $12 million to resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that a unit failed to disclose a conflict of interest created by the outside business activity of a top portfolio manager. The SEC on Monday said BlackRock Advisors LLC breached its fiduciary duties to clients...

  • These 6 'profit machines' churn out cash Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Printing money

    Six companies belonging to the S&P 500, including Home Depot and Wells Fargo, recorded higher profits for the past five years. USAToday reports.

  • Grexit fears in Europe cause flight to safety Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors piled into safe harbors as fears rose over a Greek exit on Friday, sending bond yields tumbling.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mildly lower as stocks struggled to hold gains from higher oil prices, amid investor focus on earnings.

  • April 16- BlackRock Inc said on Thursday it plans to beef up its quantitative investing team as the sector continued to outperform peers and reported its actively managed equity funds recorded the first inflows since 2013.. BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, also reported that first-quarter profit rose by 8.7 percent, and adjusted earnings topped...

  • Wall Street eyes more financials, housing data Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Traders work at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open, as financial earnings continue to dominate news flow and economic data continued to indicate tepid growth.

  • Low interest rates creating 'havoc': Fink Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:23 AM ET
    Laurence Fink, BlackRock

    The pain created by low interest rates is misunderstood and not talked about enough, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink tells CNBC.

  • Early movers: GS, UNH, BLK, BX, KEY, PM & more Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • April 16- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Thursday that first- quarter profit rose by 8.7 percent, boosted by positive flows across asset classes. On an adjusted basis, BlackRock earned $4.89 per share, handily beating analysts' average estimate of $4.52, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. BlackRock saw $70.4 billion in long-term...

  • Investing in a low rate environment: Larry Fink   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Investing in a low rate environment: Larry Fink

    Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, weighs in on fixed income investing.