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  • Retail sales will decide whether the bears are back Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 3:14 PM ET
    A customer leaves a Tory Burch store on Madison Avenue in New York, Sept. 3, 2014.

    April's retail sales report Wednesday could bring back the bond bears if it shows a nice rebound in the economy.

  • HONG KONG, May 12- International watchdogs have yet to make the case for labelling large asset managers systemically risky, a leading regulator has said, in comments that are set to further fuel a raging debate over whether such firms can be too big to fail. The Financial Stability Board has proposed adding big asset management firms such as Fidelity, BlackRock...

  • Disruptor 50: No. 6 Dropbox Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Arash Ferdowsi (left) and Drew Houston, co-founders of Dropbox

    An MIT grad invented this cloud file-sharing technology that has become a ubiquitous tool used by more than 300 million people worldwide.

  • *Cash-and-share offer at 449 Sfr rebuffed by Syngenta. *Syngenta flags deal risks, including from regulators. LONDON, May 8- Major investors in Swiss agrochemicals firm Syngenta are confident a deal with Monsanto will come off if the U.S. firm ups its initial $45 billion bid by at least 10 percent.

  • Jobs 'porridge' still too cool: Economist Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:49 PM ET
    A worker polishes a 2015 Ford Mustang in Flat Rock, Mich.

    Despite strong job creation data for April, wage numbers are still weak and point to an economy that is still wobbling, economist Diane Swonk says.

  • BlackRock's top muni bond plays Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    BlackRock signage above building entrance in New York.

    Where to put money in muni bonds, with BlackRock municipal bond group head Peter Hayes.

  • Rising bond yields could contain stocks Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The rise in interest rates can affect stocks as traders wait for the job reports coming out on Friday.

  • DUBAI, May 7- A trickle, not a flood of foreign money is likely to enter Saudi Arabia's stock market in coming months as the $575 billion bourse, the Arab world's biggest, opens to direct foreign investment. If the market-opening causes Saudi Arabia to enter equity benchmarks such as MSCI's emerging market index, it will attract tens of billions of dollars of new...

  • Rising rates could contain stocks Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:27 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The rise in interest rates can affect stocks as traders wait for the job reports coming out on Friday.

  • World Bank's pension investments clash with values Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Dr. Jim Kim, president of the World Bank.

    World Bank invests part of its $18.8 bn staff pension fund in companies in industries, holdings that clash with the institution's own calls.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The World Bank indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that clash with the development institution's own calls for ethical and low-carbon investing. In an internal post to staff seen by Reuters, the World Bank's treasurer said around 40 percent of the fund's...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The World Bank indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that clash with the development institution's own calls for ethical and low-carbon investing. In an internal post to staff seen by Reuters, the World Bank's treasurer said around 40 percent of the fund's...

  • *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,"...

  • How old? Popular site hits, and misses, CEO ages Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    A new online tool from Microsoft tells users how old they look. CNBC.com used it to see which CEOs could use some extra vacation time.

  • 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...

  • Cheaper oil should help economy? Wrong: BlackRock Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    BlackRock signage above building entrance in New York.

    BlackRock bond guru Jeff Rosenberg blames this year's weak economic growth on the collapse in oil.

  • *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...

  • Banks: Delay reporting these bond trades Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    Bond traders

    U.S. banks are pushing for a delay of the reporting of corporate bond trades to avoid liquidity related issues.

  • 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...