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News on BlackRock (Ticker: BLK) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

Tuesday | Sys-Con Media

Duff & Phelps Closed-End Funds Elect Donald C. Burke As Independent Director

Mr. Burke previously served as trustee for the Goldman Sachs mutual fund complex.

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Related Topix: DNP Select Income Fund, Financial Services, Investment Services, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Blackrock Income Trust

Tuesday | Reuters

Institutions shift to exchange-traded funds as futures grow costly

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.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Financial Markets, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Franklin Resources: A Different Asset Manager

In this article, let's take a look at Franklin Resources Inc. , a $35.92 billion market cap company, which is one of the world's largest asset managers, serving retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Franklin Resources, Investment Services

The Washington Post

Capital Group Joins BlackRock in Filing for Non-Transparent ETF

Capital Group Cos., owners of the $1.17 trillion American Funds family, has joined money managers including BlackRock Inc. in seeking regulatory approval for a new type of exchange-traded fund.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Business News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

BlackRock Old Chevy Emerging-Market ETF Irreplaceable to Traders

Why tote around a first-generation iPhone when you have a 5s at home? Or drive a beat-up old Chevy when there's a new Corvette in the garage? In the world of exchange-traded funds, that's just what investors are doing.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, RiskMetrics, MSCI, Charles Schwab, Jersey City, NJ

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Inside Bay Area

How much income will that 401(k) generate?

The retirement savings industry wants you to instead think about the monthly paycheck the account can generate.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Financial Services, Investment Services, Pension

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WKBW

Columbus McKinnon picks CrossPoint for new HQ

After scouting a number of suburban sites, it appears that Columbus McKinnon Corp. has settled on an Amherst office park as the location of its new corporate headquarters.

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Related Topix: Columbus McKinnon, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Financial Services, Investment Services

Sys-Con Media

BlackRock(R) Announces Final July Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Premium Money Market ETF

Unitholders of record on July 28, 2014 will receive cash distributions payable on July 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

Hispanic Business

BlackRock(R) Announces Final July Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Premium Money Market ETF

Cash Distribution Fund Name Fund Ticker Per Unit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.04031 ------------------------------ CMR.A 0.02765 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

Business Journal

Ohio re-ups BlackRock as 529 savings plan manager

The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority has re-signed BlackRock Advisors LLC to a seven-year contract to manage most of the state's tax-advantaged college savings funds.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services

InvestmentNews

Successful alt strategies could give Pimco a needed boost

Ailing fund company boasts many of the most successful alts products in the mutual fund business, but is it enough as its core bond business suffers? Over the last year, the firm's absolute-return strategies took in nearly $4.7 billion, according to Morningstar Inc. And from 2011 to 2013, Pimco accounted for a quarter of the top 15 new alternative ... (more)

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Morningstar, Financial Services, Investment Services

Bloomberg

BlackRock's Koesterich Says Buy Volatility During Market Calm

Investors should seek to profit from a rise in volatility as central banks prepare to tighten monetary policy, according to BlackRock's Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, US News

USA Today

2nd opinion: Biotech, Net stock P-Es not sky high

After Fed warning on expensive valuations of small biotech and Internet stocks, one Wall Street guru weighs in with a second opinion.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Federal Reserve Bank, Business News, Financial Services, Investment Services, Opinion

Bloomberg

Bond ETFs Swelling in Europe as Trading Debt Gets Tougher

Bond buyers are pouring record amounts of money into exchange-traded funds in Europe that buy debt as central bank largess boosts demand and makes investors less willing to part with their fixed-income assets.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Financial Services, Investment Services

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bloomberg

Emerging ETFs Turn Positive for 2014 as Outflows Reversed

Flows into the funds turned positive for the year yesterday, by $109 million, reversing investor flight that had drained as much as $13.9 billion in the first 2 1/2 months of the year amid financial crises in Ukraine, Argentina and Turkey.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services

The Washington Post

JPMorgan Seen Facing Bigger Fight Over Mortgage Investor Claims

JPMorgan Chase & Co. may need to pay more than the $4.5 billion it offered to settle investor claims over faulty mortgages packaged into securities before the U.S. housing crash, a report prepared for bond trustees shows.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News

Re/code

HP Makes $50 Million Strategic Investment in Hortonworks

To the steadily growing list of big companies making strategic investments in the open source big data platform known as Hadoop, you can now add computing giant Hewlett-Packard.

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Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, Financial Services, Investment Services

Wed Jul 23, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

BlackRock, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $1.93

BlackRock announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 23rd, AmericanBankingNews.com reports.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Banking, JP Morgan Chase

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

S&P 500 rises to record on Apple, Biotech results; Dow slips

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose to an all-time high, as Apple Inc. boosted technology companies and health-care shares rallied amid earnings.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Littleton, CO

The Washington Post

BlackRock, Fidelity Back SEC Solution to Money-Fund Debate

BlackRock Inc., Fidelity Investments and Vanguard Group Inc., three of the five largest money-market fund providers, expressed support for the new rules adopted today by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to end years of debate on how to make the $2.6 trillion industry safer.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Financial Services, Investment Services, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Business News

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