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    Bill Gross' departure reignites the risks of 'star manager' funds

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, Bill Gross' Pimco exit is changing the way we look at star fund managers, Japan's latest stimulus plan triggers a market rally, watching out for those mutual fund tax burdens, and more.

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    Japan's stimulus news pushes stocks higher

    Bank of Japan unexpectedly boosts monetary expansion and equity investors cheer; yen drops sharply.

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    Stock index futures fall on rate concerns as Fed ends QE

    Economy on stable track but investors will watch economic reports on growth, unemployment, consumption.

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    Vanguard's John Bogle beats the low-fee drum, takes a fresh swipe at active management

    On Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: John Bogle says retirement plans will suffer under active management fees. Plus: Cheap oil's fallout hits gold prices, media hype overstates the Fed's taper tap-out, and more.

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    Americans feeling squeezed in saving for retirement

    BlackRock poll show most find it hard to pay bills and put money aside for retirement; Social Security considered key source of income.

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    What Derek Jeter can teach investors about the economy and markets

    Was the now-retired Yankee shortstop one of the greats or overrated? It depends on who's telling the story.

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    Decision day: What Fed policy makers will have to say

    Breakfast with Benjamin: What will Janet Yellen and the other Fed policy makers say, and how will investors react? Plus: Why focus on the Fed at all? And traps to avoid on the way to success, Facebook earnings, private equity risks and Game 7

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    ETF investors bail on the financial sector

    Breakfast with Benjamin:Finance-focused ETFs suffer huge outflows. What gives? Plus: Prudential Financial's spooky reinsurance bet, investing in obesity, private lawyers give corporate inversions a leg up, and location matters less when the house you're selling is haunted.

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    Regulators quiz money managers about liquidity as market volatility spikes

    BlackRock's Laurence Fink just one CEO asked about what's going on in financial markets lately.

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    Advisers played a role in market sell-off as they turned to risk-averse ETFs

    Pattern of investors moving out of stocks could be set for balance of the year and into 2015.

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    Holiday spending can't come soon enough for the economy, markets

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Investors banking on holiday spending. Plus: Less-secure Social Security, when gold and platinum run in stride, Facebook is now bigger than IBM, and the tired saga on endless office meetings.

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    The Fed struts its market-timing skills to inject a sense of calm

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed tries to inject a sense of calm in the market, Mohamed El-Erian passes on Pimco, all economists get it wrong, a global currency war is unfolding before our eyes, and more.

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    Are online investors actually panicking at the sight of market volatility?

    Covestor sees investors tinkering around the edges of their allocations, but not much actual fear

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    The bitter economic costs of cheap oil

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The bitter economic costs of cheap oil, plus notes on taking advantage of the rising dollar, avoiding bond funds like the plague, and running toward market volatility.

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    Pimco, challenging Jack Bogle, defends active bond management

    Facing outflows amid increasing trend toward passive management, firm says some fixed income managers can meaningfully add to returns