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  • ANALYSIS-Wall Street warily watching Iraq, oil prices Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- Traders are bracing for more volatility in markets as fighting in Iraq intensifies, with the recent rise in crude oil prices posing risks to the strong rally in U.S. stocks.

  • Online advisory putting money managers out of biz Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment

    Betterment is part of a growing number of investment start-ups that provide a technology-based alternative to traditional wealth advisors.

  • JPMorgan launches its first exchange-traded fund Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    JPMorgan is launching its first exchange-traded fund on Tuesday.

  • J.P. Morgan launching its first exchange-traded fund Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- J.P. Morgan Chase& Co is launching its first exchange-traded fund on Tuesday as the Wall Street bank's asset management business makes its debut in the $1.8 trillion U.S. exchange-traded fund arena.

  • Silicon Valley’s plan to oust wealth managers Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront

    The wolves of Wall Street won't stand a chance if the next generation truly embraces an algorithm as its wealth manager.

  • Hunting the wolves of Wall Street via the Internet Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bill Harris, co-founder and CEO of Personal Capital

    Personal Capital, an Internet-based personal finance platform, is aiming to end the stranglehold of Wall Street's high-fee brokerage model.

  • Building a theme-based stock and bond portfolio Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Hardeep Walia, co-founder and CEO of Motif Investing

    The online brokerage allows investors to build stock and bond portfolios based on themes and broad economic trends—and share them.

  • The 800-pound gorilla in the cloud IPO room Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston, co-founders of Dropbox

    Dropbox has raised more than $1 billion in venture capital, the biggest bet that cloud-based collaboration is the future of the enterprise.

  • The employer of choice for bankers—guess who? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:36 AM ET

    U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs is the employer of choice for those working in the financial services sector globally, a new survey shows.

  • New York, June 13- The big retirement benefit consultants are facing increasing competition as financial advisers move in on their turf, according to Chip Castille, the head of BlackRock's U.S. retirement group.

  • *Market in doldrums in Europe despite low default rates. BARCELONA, Spain, June 13- Six years after mind-blowingly complex securitised debt brought the global financial system to its knees, the bankers behind the market are wary of official efforts to rehabilitate it in Europe.

  • Squawking kids on a plane, frenemies & bye Cantor Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    Andrew unleashes a Twitter firestorm about noisy kids on flights. Ackman-Icahn are friends again. And so long Cantor. Find those stories and more on "Squawk Box" blog."

  • June 12- Institutional investors having trouble finding bonds for their portfolios from the usual suppliers are accepting a higher degree of risk and pumping billions of dollars into exchange-traded bond funds, boosting asset management firms such as BlackRock, Pimco and State Street.

  • Gold ends above $1,260; palladium hits 3-year high Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    Gold settled higher on Tuesday as palladium jumped to its highest level in nearly 3-1/2 years.

  • Palladium and platinum prices both rise. LONDON, June 10- Palladium jumped to its highest level in nearly 3-1/ 2 years on Tuesday, while platinum also gained, after talks to resolve a five-month strike in top producer South Africa broke down.

  • Why Uber might well be worth $18 billion Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    While many scoff at Uber's $18 billion valuation, the revenues of the taxi business and high profit margins suggest it may be worth more.

  • *Gold muted around $1,250/ oz on firmer dollar. LONDON, June 10- Platinum's rise extended into a fifth session on Tuesday as talks to resolve a five-month strike in top producer South Africa broke down, while gold inched up despite a firmer dollar which weighed.

  • BlackRock expands low-cost 'Core' series with 10 ETFs Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 10- BlackRock Inc, the largest U.S. provider of exchange-traded funds, is expanding its lineup of low-cost ETFs with 10 equity and fixed-income funds that focus on areas such as dividend growth and value, and add exposures such as European and Pacific region stocks.

  • SINGAPORE, June 10- Platinum extended its winning streak to a fifth straight session on Tuesday as talks to resolve a 5- month long strike in top producer South Africa were deadlocked, with the mining minister quitting his role as a mediator.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Inc has raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a funding round that valued the fast-growing rides-on-demand service at $18.2 billion in one of the highest valuations ever for a Silicon Valley startup.