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Investors embrace ESG investing but don't target gun stocks

Two new BlackRock Inc funds that exclude gun makers are off to slow starts as socially-minded investors embrace other products addressing a wide range of issues like environmental and governance concerns, according to flow data at the world's largest asset manager.

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Factbox: What's in and what's out at J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney Co Inc has been struggling to reassure investors it can lure shoppers back into its stores amid fierce competition from online giants like Amazon.com Inc and discount retailers like TJX Cos Inc's Marshalls and T.J. Maxx chains.

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Record highs in U.S. stock market not enough to attract fund investors

Investors retreated from the U.S. stock market last week despite the benchmark S&P 500 reaching new record highs, pulling nearly $9.1 billion from mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that hold domestic stocks, according to data released Wednesday by the Investment Company Institute.

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