Money Headlines

Sat, Apr 19 2014

Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings

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CHICAGO - Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback.

Politics, Money 19 Apr 2014

Most businesses plan increase in capital investment: survey

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WASHINGTON - Economists at a broad swath of U.S. businesses expect their firms will ramp up capital investments over the next year, a positive sign for the long-term economic growth outlook.

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Sun, Apr 20 2014

Former Soros team to start $150 million Hong Kong-based hedge fund

HONG KONG - A former Soros Fund Management team will start a Hong Kong-based hedge fund in the third quarter of 2014 with at least $150 million in initial capital including seed capital from HS Group, making it one of the biggest start-ups in the region this year.

20 Apr 2014

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues

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NEW YORK - Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist.

Environment, Money 17 Apr 2014

No U.S. IRS audits for most big financial partnerships: report

WASHINGTON - Fewer than 1 percent of partnerships with more than $100 million in assets, including hedge funds and private equity firms, are audited by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, a government report said on Thursday.

17 Apr 2014

For Morgan Stanley, playing it safe pays off

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- A year ago, soon after Morgan Stanley posted disappointing quarterly earnings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman told board members the bank was on the right track and investors who sold shares had made a mistake. | Video

17 Apr 2014

Career risk makes the world go round: James Saft

- Fund and pension investors who are watching their biotech and social media stakes melt before their eyes may well feel they've had their pockets picked by self-serving investment managers.

17 Apr 2014

BlackRock's quarterly profit climbs as investors pile into funds

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NEW YORK - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Thursday first-quarter profit rose 20 percent, boosted by strong performance fees and strength in its retail business as investors poured money into long-term funds.

17 Apr 2014

Helping clients choose annuities or lump sums

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- Your client plans to retire soon and his employer's defined benefit plan offers a choice: take a monthly pension or a lump sum distribution that can be rolled over to an Individual Retirement Account. The client wants your input because a good chunk of his net worth is tied up in the plan, not to mention his retirement security.

17 Apr 2014

U.S.-based stock funds post $3.6 billion outflows over week: Lipper

NEW YORK - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $3.6 billion out of stock funds in the week ended April 16 on fears that a selloff in technology and biotech shares could signal a steeper drop in U.S. stocks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

17 Apr 2014
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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.