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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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Morgan Stanley Increases Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) Price Target to $508.00   
January 22, 2022
Source: ETF Daily News - Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $475.00 to $508.00 in a report released on Thursday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. The brokerage presently has an...
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How Big Beef Is Fueling the Amazon’s Destruction   
January 22, 2022
Source: Pulitzer Center - This report's data analysis and graphics, by Andre Tartar and Mira Rojanasakul, can be found by clicking here. São Félix do Xingu is a modern-day Wild West hacked out of Brazil’s Amazon jungle
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US STOCKS-Wall Street slide deepens after Netflix disappointment   
January 22, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - Wall Street's main indexes dropped on Friday as Netflix shares plunged after a weak earnings report that also weighed on rivals, putting stocks on course to close out a gloomy week on a sour note. Jan 21 (Reuters) - Wall Street's...
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As organized retail theft skyrockets in Florida, state lawmakers seek to regulate online selling platforms   
January 22, 2022
Source: WCJB - The Florida Retail Federation says organized retail theft is skyrocketing. In December alone, a high-end handbag retailer in Palm Beach lost $1.5 million in merchandise. To counteract this trend, state lawmakers may soon require...
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Here's How Investors Can Find Strong Retail and Wholesale Stocks with the Zacks ESP Screener   
January 22, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - Investors might want to try to capture stronger returns by finding positive earnings surprises. The ability to identify stocks that are likely to top quarterly earnings expectations can be profitable,
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David Rubenstein: U.S. Markets Are "Due For A Correction"   
January 22, 2022
Source: RealClearPolitics - David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group co-founder and host of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations," says U.S. markets are due for a correction. He speaks with Sonali Basak at Bloomberg's The Year Ahead virtual summit.
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Rafferty Asset Management LLC Sells 10,105 Shares of VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV)   
January 22, 2022
Source: ETF Daily News - Rafferty Asset Management LLC lessened its position in VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV) by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 506,
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Rivian Stock Is Falling and Wall Street Isn’t Helping   
January 22, 2022
Source: Barron's - Stock in electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive has been decimated to start 2022. Dazed investors must be wondering what, if anything, can turn the investing tide. They haven’t received any ideas on that subject from Wall...
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The markets tremble as the Fed’s lifeline fades   
January 22, 2022
Source: Seattle Times - After falling for a fourth day in a row on Friday, the stock market suffered its worst week in nearly two years, and so far in January the S&P 500 is off to its worst start since 2016.
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Unilever walks away from GSK deal, Instagram tests paid subscriptions, Amazon to open clothing store   
January 21, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Brian Sozzi and Julie Hyman analyze the top news this week as Unilever walks away from a $68 billion deal, Instagram tests letting U.S. content creators charge subscriptions, and Amazon launches its first physical clothing store...
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The ‘Big Show’ Bottom Line: Retail Healthy, Headwinds Persist   
January 21, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Retailers have emerged through the pandemic more agile and with healthy balance sheets, yet 2022 sales gains are expected to be less robust than 2021.
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Retail investors show signs of fatigue after last year's trading frenzy - report   
January 21, 2022
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Retail investors were less enthusiastic about buying the dip in U.S. stocks on Tuesday, the latest sign of a possible fatigue after last year's tech-fueled trading frenzy, Vanda Research analysts said in a weekly note.
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SBI Growth Advisory Acquires Smart Selling Tools   
January 20, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - SBI, a Go-to-Market Growth Advisory, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Smart Selling Tools, a leading analyst and consulting firm that specializes in assisting clients with productivity and performance...
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These are the top grocery retailers in the U.S., study says   
January 20, 2022
Source: Lehigh Valley Live - Amazon took the top spot on the list, according to the nationwide study that examines the U.S. grocery market.
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Typical Life Distributors Report Stable or Growing Revenue: Survey   
January 20, 2022
Source: Think Advisor - Many U.S. life insurance distributors told a survey team that they ended up doing well in 2020, and again in 2021, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. About 60 brokerage general agencies and independent marketing organizations...
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Don't Waste This Opportunity to Buy These 3 Bank Laggards   
January 20, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - Thus, this weighed heavily on the major indexes and bank stocks. But with interest rate hikes imminent and the U.S. economy remaining strong, you can turn this scenario into a buying opportunity. We have chosen – Amerant...
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Organized retail theft: How do you know if something you're buying online is stolen'   
January 20, 2022
Source: FOX 32 - While organized retail theft has been going on for decades, it has now grown into a $45 billion a year illegal industry.
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AmeriLife Announces Leadership Expansion for Life & Health Brokerage Division   
January 20, 2022
Source: Associated Press - AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing annuity, life, and health insurance solutions, today announced an expansion to its Life & Health Brokerage Division...
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Swiss National Bank Buys 800 Shares of Sanmina Co. (NASDAQ:SANM)   
January 20, 2022
Source: ETF Daily News - Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Sanmina Co. (NASDAQ:SANM) by 0.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 143,
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Bank First buying Denmark State Bank   
January 20, 2022
Source: WLUK Green Bay on MSN.com - Manitowoc-based Bank First is buying Denmark State Bank -- and planning to build a new flagship office in the Green Bay area. The $119 million deal is expected to close at the end of the third quarter this year.
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Stocks mixed on Wall Street; investors review earnings   
January 20, 2022
Source: Redlands Daily Facts - Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street as investors review the latest corporate earnings and prepare for higher interest rates.
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Wall Street banks eye 'new normal' for trading revenue after stellar two years   
January 20, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - Wall Street banks are expecting trading revenue to settle at a "new normal" somewhere between pre-pandemic levels and the highs of the past two years, top executives and analysts say. NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Wall Street...
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Wall Street banks eye ‘new normal’ for trading revenue   
January 19, 2022
Source: KDAL 610 - Wall Street banks are expecting trading revenue to settle at a “new normal” somewhere between pre-pandemic levels and the highs of the past two years, top executives and analysts say. A massive injection of cash into...
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Wall Street banks eye 'new normal' for trading revenue   
January 19, 2022
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Wall Street banks are expecting trading revenue to settle at a "new normal" somewhere between pre-pandemic levels and the highs of the past two years, top executives and analysts say. A massive injection of cash into capital...
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CDPQ increases its stake in Énergir, making the company entirely Québec-owned   
January 19, 2022
Source: Le Lézard - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, today announced a significant increase in its majority stake in limited partnership Trencap L.P., alongside the Fonds de...
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Wall Street Sees Red   
January 19, 2022
Source: Business Insider - Early signs from the U.S. Futures Index suggest that Wall Street might open on a negative trend. The start of a new earnings season
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5 Facts About December's Decline in Retail Sales   
January 19, 2022
Source: GlobeSt.com - Last week, the Commerce Department reported that US retail sales fell 1.9% in December. It marked the end of the fourth consecutive month of growth, following November’s rise of 0.3% and a 1.8% jump in October.
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Bare shelves and supply chain issues also affecting local grocers   
January 19, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - The unpredictability of the global supply chain is affecting shoppers at the national and local levels with food shortages in grocery stores. After bare shelves leading into the 2021 holiday season were overcome,
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Square and Ally Team Up to Streamline Transactions and Delivery Opportunities for Businesses   
January 19, 2022
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - Ally, Inc. is excited to announce a brand-new collaboration with Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) (now Block Inc.), the globally trusted software, payments and hardware solution for businesses of all sizes. Through this partnership,
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Why You Should Hold SL Green (SLG) Stock in Your Portfolio   
January 19, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - With high-quality office properties at key locations, SL Green SLG is well poised to bank on the improving office real-estate market in the New York City. However, the rising supply of office properties remains a major concern...
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CDPQ expands majority ownership stake in Énergir   
January 19, 2022
Source: PE Hub - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has increased its majority stake in Trencap, which through Noverco is the owner of Énergir, a Montreal-based diversified energy business.
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Are Mall Stores Back' These 2010s Brands Are Reinventing Themselves In 2022   
January 19, 2022
Source: Yahoo - I mean, this was when TikTok was better known as Musical.ly, and shopping IRL at the mall was consistently on the weekend agenda. After a life-altering two years, a return to light-hearted fashion of decades past has undoubtedly...
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Empty supermarket shelves driven only partially by panic buying and supply chain issues   
January 18, 2022
Source: ABC Health on MSN.com - Disruptions at various points of the supply chain and staff shortages means goods like toilet paper are in low supply on supermarket shelves. But is panic buying also part of the problem'
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Why are grocery store shelves empty' Billionaire supermarket CEO says ‘multiple choice of items' to blame   
January 18, 2022
Source: Fox Business - Gristedes CEO John Catsimatidis told "Mornings with Maria" omicron, weather and oil prices are wiping out supply at grocery stores.
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Should You Consider Buying Franklin BSP Realty Trust (FBRT)’s Shares'   
January 18, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Clark Street Value, an investment management firm, published its fourth-quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be seen here. An annual portfolio return of 74.99% was recorded by the fund for the year 2021,
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Retailers In the Dark on Consumers’ Sustainability Sentiment, First Insight’s New Report Finds   
January 18, 2022
Source: ???? - Report Published with the Wharton Baker Retailing Center Reveals Consumers Will Pay More for Sustainable Shopping Options  Major Gaps Discovered in Retail Executives’ Knowledge of Consumer Sustainability...
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Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: DRVN) Stock Forecast: Bearish Sentiment Portends -26.1% Downside In 2022   
January 18, 2022
Source: stocksregister - Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:DRVN) price closed lower on Friday, January 14, dropping -1.58% below its previous close. >> 7 Top Picks for the Post-Pandemic Economy > 7 Top Picks for the Post-Pa
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SL Green Realty Corp. Shares Approach 52-Week High - Market Mover   
January 18, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - SL Green Realty Corp. shares closed today at 1.4% below its 52 week high of $82.62, giving the company a market cap of $5B. The stock is currently up 13.6% year-to-date, up 37.9%
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5 Value Stocks In The Real Estate Sector   
January 18, 2022
Source: Benzinga.com - What are Value Stocks' A value stock traditionally has a lower price when compared to stock prices of companies in the same industry. This indicates that the company may
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What Type Of Shareholders Own The Most Number of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI) Shares'   
January 17, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Every investor in Hillenbrand, Inc. ( NYSE:HI ) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders
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Stocks end mostly higher, but still log another losing week   
January 17, 2022
Source: Raleigh News & Observer - A late-afternoon recovery in technology stocks helped erase most of the market’s losses Friday, but it wasn’t enough to keep major indexes from logging their second losing week in a row.
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Unilever says it wants to buy GSK's consumer goods arm   
January 16, 2022
Source: The Gazette - LONDON (Reuters) -Consumer goods giant Unilever said it had approached Glaxosmithkline about buying the pharmaceutical group's consumer goods arm after a newspaper reported that a 50 billion pound ($68.
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This Retailer Potentially Lost $100 Million in Sales Because of Supply Chain Challenges   
January 16, 2022
Source: The Motley Fool - None of these are immune to supply chain challenges. However, Bed Bath & Beyond is feeling it more than the other two, saying it potentially lost $100 million in sales due to supply chain issues. In this clip from Motley Fool...
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US stocks mixed after weak retail sales data; oil prices rise   
January 16, 2022
Source: Digital Journal - Wall Street stocks staged a partial recovery Friday following mixed banking earnings and disappointing retail sales as markets continue to weigh worries over tightening monetary policy. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq ended in...
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Could The Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:DRVN) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful'   
January 16, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - The big shareholder groups in Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:DRVN) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the...
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World Asset Management Inc Sells 2,141 Shares of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU)   
January 16, 2022
Source: ETF Daily News - World Asset Management Inc decreased its position in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) by 6.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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CEO admits stealing $15 million from her company to finance clothing boutique, Plaza Hotel visits, and $200K on relative's wedding   
January 16, 2022
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - The U.S. chief executive of a German saw-blade manufacturer has pleaded guilty to stealing $15 million from the company to bankroll a luxury clothing and furniture boutique she ran on the side. Donna Osowitt Steele,
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RepRisk Wins Fourth Successive Tender From the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global's Council on Ethics With a Rating of Very High ...   
January 16, 2022
Source: Libero - RepRisk won its first tender with the Council on Ethics in 2009 and has been working with it since then to monitor the companies in the Fund's portfolio daily for issues such as severe human rights violations,
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Blackstone Infrastructure Partners to invest $3B in Invenergy Renewables   
January 16, 2022
Source: Seeking Alpha - Blackstone Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BX) has announced ~$3B in Invenergy Renewables. Funds managed by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners entered into a definitive agreement with Caisse de ...
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Famous Brands Fully Stocked for Winter   
January 16, 2022
Source: WENY News - Famous Brands clothing store in Watkins Glen gets most of their winter apparel from local suppliers. Store manager Erin Guild said their inventory is fully stocked and already seeing an uptick in sales ahead of the incoming...
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