On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
The Thrift Savings Plan has renewed its contract with the current investment manager for the fixed income bond fund, its administrative board announced Monday.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board selected BlackRock Institutional Trust Co. to continue its role as F Fund manager -- a position it has held since December 2009. The agreement is a one-year contract that is renewable each year until 2017.
As of Sept. 30, the F Fund had $25.4 billion in assets. Since January, the fund has risen 4.43 percent.