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How Thrivent hopes to grow beyond its base of religious investors

Little-known Thrivent Financial, a Minneapolis-based asset manager that offers financial services to Lutherans, is hoping its recent streak of outperformance will make it stand apart at a time when steep investor outflows are prompting a wave of mergers throughout the mutual fund industry.

Why TIAA-CREF stands out as a fund manager

TIAA-CREF is an example of a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts. The firm was recognized at the 2014 U.S. Lipper Fund Awards last week as the best large fund management company overall, despite the fact that none of its portfolios received individual honors.

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Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

WASHINGTON The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes.