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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Banks surged Wednesday following strong results from a slew of financial companies, and U.S. stocks finished broadly higher. Concerns about trade tensions between the U.S. and China derailed a bigger gain. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index gained 5.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,616.10. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 141.57 points, or 0.6...

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John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, dies at 89

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 when Vanguard introduced the first...