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9 Great Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is best known for low-cost mutual funds, but its exchange-traded funds may be a better bet. Vanguard’s 52 ETFs track the same benchmarks as …

Billionaire investor Kerr Neilson thinks China is growing at just 4%

So the data was widely questioned.<p>Some reckon there's dead giveaway that China's GDP numbers are fake while others highlight the role that finance, and the stock market rally, played in driving growth in the quarter.<p>But Kerr Neilson, Australian billionaire investor and founder of Platinum Asset …

Former Kremlin banker: Putin 'is the richest person in the world until he leaves power'

"Everything that belongs to the territory of the Russian Federation Putin considers to be his," Sergei Pugachev told The Guardian's Luke Harding. "Everything - Gazprom, Rosneft, private companies. Any attempt to calculate it won't succeed.<p>"He's the richest person in the world until he leaves power."<p>…

Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe.<p>However, as this year's harvest …

Merkel's Bavarian ally says Grexit would cause 'utter chaos' | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Greek exit from the euro zone would cause “utter chaos” but would have to be accepted if Athens was not willing to implement reforms, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer told German newspaper Die Welt on Wednesday.<p>A frayed Greek national flag flutters among …

Europe

Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back

Report commissioned by 34 hedge funds says government had been ‘massively overspending on education’ despite spending only 79% of US average per pupil<p>Billionaire hedge fund managers have called on Puerto Rico to lay off teachers and close schools so that the island can pay them back the billions it …

Puerto Rico

Windows 10 launch: Microsoft releases new operating system

Windows has started rolling out Windows 10 to customers around the world, but not everyone who has pre-registered will get the upgrade today<p>Microsoft starts rolling out its new operating system, Windows 10, to customers around the world today, with members of its 'Insider' programme being the first …