Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

As Google-parent Alphabet Inc became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in…

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Activist hedge funds stepped up calls for asset sales and spin-offs in 2019: data

Hedge funds that push for change at corporations stepped up their demands for asset spin-offs and sales last year, making them part of nearly half of all activist investor campaigns waged in 2019,…

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ValueAct’s Ubben cheers BlackRock’s new stance on climate change

Investor Jeffrey Ubben, already betting there is money to be made from coaxing corporations into being better citizens, gained an ally on Tuesday when BlackRock Inc chief Laurence Fink told companies…

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In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, their divisional commander gave a simple order. All personnel entering…

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Your money: Avoid divorce money regrets by taking control now

Emotions — and expenses — often run high during a divorce, but people and their bank accounts can bounce back given enough time. A new study from Fidelity Investments, released Tuesday, shows that…

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‘Green is good.’ Is Wall Street’s new motto sustainable?

If you have gone to Goldman Sachs Group Inc's internet home page since mid-December, it would be reasonable to wonder if you had stumbled into some kind of parallel universe.

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Risk of pension meltdown grows due to inaction by U.S. Congress

The window is closing on the chance to avert a pension meltdown that will slash the retirement benefits of more than a million U.S. workers.

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Your Money: Ditch the Resolution – Do a year-end review instead

It is hardly a secret that people rarely stick to New Year's resolutions – only about 8% of people actually make it to the finish line with their goals, according to studies from the University of…

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How risky ETFs won the decade – and why they might not repeat that performance

Exchange-traded funds that use leverage to offer double or triple the daily return of benchmark U.S. stock indexes rank among the 10 top-performing funds of the decade, with returns that in some…

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Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital to shut down after drop in assets

Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management, backed by Blackstone Group and billionaire William Ackman, is shutting down as assets have shriveled after two years of poor returns, sources said on…

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