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  • In the first, Forrest rejected an attempt by funds from BlackRock Inc, Allianz SE's Pacific Investment Management Co and TIAA-CREF to hold US Bancorp liable for alleged defects in 843 RMBS trusts collateralized by $778.6 billion of loans, causing tens of billions of dollars of losses. Separately, Forrest said the National Credit Union Administration lacked...

  • No stock bubble yet—and here's why: BlackRock Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock

    Stocks are expensive, but they're not in bubble territory, BlackRock strategist Russ Koesterich says.

  • *Focus is on getting Hong Kong- Shenzhen trading link off ground. HONG KONG, May 14- China's plan to allow cross-border sales of investment funds between the mainland and Hong Kong appears to have lost momentum after opposition from domestic money managers who fear being overwhelmed by global competitors, industry players say. But China seems, instead, to be...

  • Nelson Peltz, who runs the $11 billion Trian Management hedge fund, was dealt a rare setback when investors, including pension fund Calpers, sided with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to rebuff his attempt to win four board seats and press the company into breaking itself up. For example, Peltz's partner Ed Garden joined the Bank of New York Mellon board last year, and...

  • More mutual funds are investing in tech start-ups Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Silicon Valley

    Mutual fund giants aren't just interested in publicly traded companies. Increasingly, they also want to own a piece of red-hot start-ups.

  • Retail sales will decide whether bears come back Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 5:58 AM 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.

  • Vanguard Group, Guggenheim Investments and First Trust are among U.S. fund companies that have lined up new bank guarantees or expanded ones they already had, recent company filings show. "You want to have measures in place in case there are high volumes of redemption so you can meet those redemptions without severely impacting the liquidity of the underlying...

  • 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,"...