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  • Dec 4- Uber said it raised $1.2 billion in its latest funding round and had additional capacity remaining for strategic investments, valuing the U.S. taxi service firm at $40 billion. Kalanick did not say who made the investment in the ridesharing company, which counts Goldman Sachs and Google Ventures among its existing investors. Uber was valued at $18.2...

  • U.S. swaps regulator wants tighter clearing house rules Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Regulators should consider tighter rules for clearing houses given their crucial role as guardians against market routs after the 2007-2009 credit crisis, a senior U.S. swaps regulator said on Thursday. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission should take a first step towards subjecting clearing houses to more standardized regular...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- When Bill Gross bolted Pimco in late September after months of mediocre performance in his Total Return Fund, clients including Wells Fargo& Co. and Charles Schwab Corp pulled over $61 billion from the Newport Beach, California- based money manager. For example, the two-year-old, $576 million JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities Fund, received $346...

  • Why it may be harder to pick winners in 2015: Lee Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:59 AM ET
    Thomas Lee

    Stock picker Thomas Lee tells CNBC picking winners and losers will be more difficult in 2015 but he's still bullish.

  • Obama: Republicans unlikely to support infrastructure Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses a group of business leaders at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable in Washington,DC on December 3, 2014.

    President Obama tells the Business Roundtable "it makes no sense that we have a first-class economy with second-class infrastructure."

  • Top CEOs tell Congress and Obama to get to work Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T

    American CEOs gathering in Washington, D.C., tell CNBC corporate tax reform and less burdensome regulations could help unlock the economy's potential.

  • 10-year yield could dip under 2%: BlackRock's Fink Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    Larry Fink

    BlackRock's Larry Fink tells CNBC he sees bond yields under pressure in the short term as stocks motor ahead.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 3- Gold slipped for a second straight session on Wednesday to trade below $1,200 an ounce as weaker oil prices and a stronger dollar diminished the metal's appeal as a hedge. *Spot gold had eased 0.2 percent to $1,196.60 an ounce by 0037 GMT, after falling 1 percent in the previous session. *SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed...

  • Oil price collapse roils US junk bond funds Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, Dec 2- Collapsing energy prices have hit hard U.S. corporate junk bond funds, putting them on track for their worst performance in six years by squeezing the exploration and drilling companies that have been among most active issuers of high-yield debt. Last week's decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to refrain from...

  • Lending Club seeks up to $692 million in IPO Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    Renaud Laplanche, co-founder and CEO of Lending Club.

    The lending platform is hoping that Wall Street will flock to buy into its forthcoming initial public offering. The NYT reports.

  • EU regulatory concerns curb China stock link volumes Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Concerns by Europe's top funds watchdog that the Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks.

  • Stern Advice-The loss leaders of the investment world Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 26- Every industry has its loss leaders, and the investment world is no different. Companies including Blackrock Inc, Vanguard and Charles Schwab have been competing to offer investors the lowest cost shares possible on these products. "We believe we will keep that client for a long time," said John Sturiale, senior vice president of product management...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 26- Concerns by Europe's top funds watchdog that a landmark Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks, threatening the success of the project, market participants told Reuters. The so-called Stock Connect scheme, launched on Nov. 17, allows foreign investors...

  • The purchases were part of a broad U.S. bond market rally in the wake of record low 10- year yields across Europe and a robust $35 billion five-year Treasuries note auction, analysts said. At 2:06 p.m. EST, 34,856 contracts of 10- year Treasury note futures for March 2015 delivery traded at a price of 126-9/ 32 and 18,950 contracts of March 2015 30- year Treasury...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 25- When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff first considered replacing Finance Minister Guido Mantega two years ago, a top aide confided that any good candidate for the job would have to meet two requirements. Levy, an executive at local bank Bradesco SA, is seen by most investors as a strong choice to try to restore confidence after four years of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Big money to the Fed: You're going nowhere next year. Add in the risk of a recession in Europe, renewed recession in Japan and disappointing growth in China, and it all adds up to "later, lower, longer," says Prudential Investment's Greg Peters, effectively summing up the Fed outlook from the buy side. Peters, who oversees more than $534 billion of fixed...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Several months ago, U.S. mutual funds scooped up most of the $1.25 billion in high-yield junk bonds issued by Denbury Resources Inc, a Plano, Texas, oil and gas exploration company. The 5.5 percent coupon on the Denbury bonds maturing in 2022 attracted a number of U.S. mutual fund buyers, including the Franklin Income Fund, which held nearly 10 percent...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Several high-profile U.S. investors said on Tuesday that various parts of Latin America could outperform in the next year, but the region's largest economy, Brazil, could lag in 2015.. The sovereigns have certainly proven that, "said Luz Padilla, DoubleLine Capital's director of emerging markets fixed income, at the Reuters Global Investment...

  • Private equity bets on 'revolution'—in oil and gas Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    A derrick hand works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Private equity is betting that gas and oil—notrenewables like wind and solar—will continue to dominate as energy sources in 25 years.

  • Allergan deal a win for more than Ackman Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Dan Och

    Bill Ackman isn't the only hedge fund manager who likely made big money on the Allergan deal.