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Fidelity expands commission-free platform to over 500 ETFs

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FILE PHOTO: A sign marks a Fidelity Investments office in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

(Reuters) – Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest investment managers, said on Tuesday it has expanded its commission-free exchange traded fund (ETF) platform to include more than 500 ETFs.

The expansion is a part of Fidelity’s partnership with asset manager BlackRock Inc, the company said bit.ly/2BzXqu6 in a statement.

Poor performance of asset managers toward the end of 2018 prompted investors to withdraw cash from actively managed institutional funds in the fourth quarter, but people parked record cash in the company’s low-cost exchange traded funds.

Fidelity has more than $6.7 trillion of assets under management, including $380 billion in ETF assets, and currently serves more than 13,000 institutions.

The platform will offer ETFs from over ten asset managers, including iShares ETFs.

Reporting by Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel

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Jenna Bush Hager honors grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush: ‘One year without our enforcer’

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Jenna Bush Hager honors grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush: 'One year without our enforcer'

Jenna Bush Hager marked the one year anniversary of the death of her grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, with a sweet tribute on social media.

Barbara died at age 92 in April 2018 shortly after her family announced that she was in failing health and decided to decline further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush died about eight months later.

On Wednesday, the “Today” host took to Instagram to share a photo of her late grandmother along with a touching message reflecting on the year that’s passed without her.

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“Missing you Ganny today and everyday,” the 36-year-old wrote. “One year without our enforcer—hard believe. You made us better and we love you more than tongue can tell.”

Bush Hager previously explained the unique Bush-family phrase shortly after her grandfather died. On Instagram, she shared a touching cartoon from artist Marshall Ramsey and explained that she asked her grandfather about the afterlife shortly before he died. He said he was excited to be reunited with his wife and their daughter, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, who died of leukemia at age three.

Jenna Bush Hager shared a tribute to her late grandmother one year after her death.

Jenna Bush Hager shared a tribute to her late grandmother one year after her death.
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Bush Hager explained that her grandfather would repeat a phrase that Robin said before her death, “Love you more than tongue can tell.”

The past year has been more than eventful for Bush Hager, who was recently named the permanent replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford on “Today.” She previously eulogized her grandmother in December with an essay written for Southern Living magazine where she reflected on the first holiday without her grandmother.

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“This Christmas, our first without Ganny, I’m nostalgic for the days when we were together,” Jenna wrote (via People). “This time of year is full of love but for those who have recently lost someone, that loss is illuminated.”

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Demi Moore penning ‘a wrenchingly honest’ memoir that details ‘tumultuous relationship’ with mom, ex-husbands

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Demi Moore is set to release a new memoir her publisher says is “deeply candid and insightful.”

Moore’s “Inside Out” is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday. According to the publisher, the actress writes openly about everything from her “tumultuous relationship” with her mother, from whom she was long estranged, to her three marriages, among them to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.

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“Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Moore battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years — all while juggling a skyrocketing career, celebrity status, and raising a family,” HarperCollins announced.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were married from 2005-2013.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were married from 2005-2013.
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“In this emotionally charged memoir, she opens up about her career and personal life — laying bare her defining tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with motherhood, and her journey toward open heartedness. ‘Inside Out’ is a story of survival, success, and surrender — as well as resilience: a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.”

DEMI MOORE OPENS UP ABOUT ‘SPIRALING DOWN A PATH OF REAL SELF-DESTRUCTION’

Moore, 56, was a high school dropout who became a television star in her early 20s on the daytime soap opera “General Hospital” and later starred in such hit films as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” ”Ghost” and “A Few Good Men.” She is also a longtime activist for children’s rights and is the co-founder of Thorn, a nonprofit which combats child sex trafficking.

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married from 1987-2000. They share three daughters together.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married from 1987-2000. They share three daughters together.
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The deal for her memoir, reportedly worth seven figures, was announced in 2010, when she and Kutcher were still together. Moore announced in 2011 that she was ending the marriage and they divorced two years later. HarperCollins, which originally set a publication date of 2012, declined comment on financial details or whether the breakup with Kutcher contributed to the book’s delay.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland

“T2 Trainspotting” actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead Wednesday in Scotland’s capital, officials said.

Welsh, who played Doyle, a gangland figure in the sequel to “Trainspotting,” was shot in Edinburgh’s west end. Welsh’s age wasn’t clear.

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The Edinburgh Police Division said officers were called to the incident following a report of a disturbance. When medical officials arrived, they discovered a man “seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene.” Police said they were treating the man’s death as “suspicious” and are investigating. Anyone with information was asked to contact police. Police did not name the man shot.

A number of media outlets, including The Scotsman and the BBC, confirmed the actor’s death. Irvine Welsh, the author of “Trainspotting,” paid tribute to the fallen actor. The two men are not related.

A floral tribute at the scene of the shooting of Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday April 18, 2019.

A floral tribute at the scene of the shooting of Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday April 18, 2019.
(Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

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“Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken,” he tweeted. “Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way.”

Welsh appeared alongside Ewan McGregor in the sequel. He also appeared on Bravo’s “Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men” in 2009. Welsh had no prior acting experience before appearing in “T2 Trainspotting.” Welsh was reportedly a lightweight boxing champion.

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