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Exclusive: Upstart trading venue IEX may prompt US market rule change


NEW YORK - U.S regulators may relax rules that require the fastest possible execution of securities trades, potentially helping upstart trading venue IEX Group's plans to become a full-fledged stock exchange.

Fed to widen Main St/Wall St gap: James Saft


- (James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

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How to buy financial advice now

NEW YORK - The financial advice business is changing dramatically in every aspect, from how advisers spend their time, to what they charge, to how they label and promote themselves.

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The rising cost of your kids' lunch gear

NEW YORK - When it comes to kids' lunches, we've come a long way from PB&J, an apple and a cookie in a brown paper bag.

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U.S. money fund assets rise in week after reform

- U.S. money market fund assets grew a week after U.S. regulators handed down changes to the $2.6 trillion industry in an attempt to avert the risk of runs in case of another financial crisis, a private report released on Wednesday showed.

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As scrutiny mounts, mortgage servicers push into lending

Mortgage servicers in the United States are evolving into the next big lenders, sidestepping regulatory scrutiny to win business in a gap left by the retreat of big banks from the home-loan market.

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Pimco's Gross says income, not capital gains, to drive returns


NEW YORK - Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, said Wednesday that income, rather than capital gains, would drive future investment returns as a result of low global economic growth.

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Tue, Jul 29 2014

Institutions shift to exchange-traded funds as futures grow costly


NEW YORK - Institutional investors, like endowments and sovereign wealth funds, are trading some of their stock futures contracts for exchange-traded funds, an action they say saves them money and effort while providing comparable returns.

29 Jul 2014

Couples fight for control in Battle of the Thermostat


NEW YORK - When Harvey Montijo first moved in with his wife Natalie, he remembers exactly how long it took to get into a tiff about household temperature.

29 Jul 2014

The truth about Social Security and Medicare, straight from the trustees


CHICAGO - If you worry about the future of Social Security and Medicare, this is the week to get answers to your questions. The most authoritative annual reports on the long-term health of both programs were issued on Monday, and while the news was mixed, there are reasons to be encouraged about our two most important retirement programs.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.