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    These ETFs are winning in the Pimco Total Return Fund derby

    Here's a hint: They're short-term bond funds that can provide safe places to park money, and provide a little yield and return in place of holding cash

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    iShares and Pimco to shut 22 ETFs

    The funds include iShares' target-date lineup and Pimco's foreign-bond trackers.

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    BlackRock fights lawsuit claiming 'excessive fees'

    Judge poised to rule on whether a trial can proceed on claims the company violated its fiduciary obligations.

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    BlackRock says it's making inroads with wirehouses and RIAs

    BlackRock, fielding question on rival Vanguard, says it's best suited to educate the market about the power of ETFs.

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    BlackRock CEO Fink's comments on exotic funds divide ETF community

    Chief executive says leveraged ETFs could 'blow up' the industry, but some ETF fans disagree.

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    Bill Gross bets on shorter-term bonds in a controversial 'new neutral' strategy

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Bill Gross' controversial new strategy. Plus: BlackRock CEO Fink calls out leveraged ETFs, nobody can agree on the gold-price decline, dealing with lump-sum pension offers, a solar company that makes sense, and the various forms of a caffeine addict.

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    European stocks hit six-year high on fifth day of rally

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Euro stocks rally but for how long?. Plus: The China risk, big money managers are flush once again, the future of airplane seating, and 21 inspirational yearbook quotes.

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    BlackRock lists Ukraine among the biggest threats facing the markets

    Breakfast with Benjamin: BlackRock calls Ukraine a market threat. Plus: JPMorgan gets a slap on the wrist from Finra, Yellen ponders fuzzy unemployment data, where the gold rally is headed from here, and the emergence of subprime business loans.

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    Yellen takes another stab at offering clarity on Fed policy without jarring the markets

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Can Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve colleagues avoid roiling the markets? Plus: Visa and MasterCard tighten screws on Russian banks, bond ladders get snubbed by a fan of bond barbells, checking the math on alternative-investment performance, and the momentum-stock ...

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    Vanguard beats BlackRock, taking in most ETF money in 1Q

    The Vanguard Group Inc., the third-biggest provider of exchange-traded funds, has gained ground on larger competitors so far this year after gathering more than seven times as much money into its ETFs than the rest of the U.S. industry combined. Vanguard attracted $13.1 billion, or almost 90

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    Bull market lifts average 401(k) balance above $89K

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The average 401(k) balance tops $89K. Plus: Comcast buying Time Warner, Fink likes emerging markets while Buffet shuns Graham Holdings, California drought hits agriculture stocks, and the ultimate smart car.

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    Dennis Stattman's 25-year balancing act

    Dennis Stattman, manager of BlackRock's global allocation fund, has made advisers look smart and has kept clients happy thanks to 25 years of outperformance.

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    Institutional investors moving more cash to diversified strategies

    Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin featuring what big investors are doing with their cash. Plus: Bracing for an SEC exam, robo-adviser asset-gathering update, stocks to watch next week, and more ways to spend bitcoin.

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    BlackRock creates U.S. retirement group led by Chip Castille

    He will remain head of the DC business; Bruce Wolfe is COO of new business.

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    BlackRock puts the brakes on market-moving analyst sentiment reports

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin features BlackRock's settlement with the N.Y. attorney general. Plus: Stock futures looking up, activist hedge funds rock, a look at 4Q earnings, the myth of cybersecurity, retirement mistakes to avoid and the upside of office relationships.