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John Bogle dies at 89; fought for lower fees for investors

FILE — John Bogle, founder of the investments giant Vanguard, at his office in Malvern, Pa., Sept. 28, 2017. Bogle built Vanguard into the world’s second-largest mutual fund company by popularizing the idea of indexing investments to mirror the performance of broad market averages. He died on Jan. 16, 2019 in Bryn Mawr, Pa., at age 89. (Ryan Collerd/The New York Times)

A towering figure in finance, John C. Bogle was known for creating index funds, a type of low-cost investment that allowed ordinary Americans to invest in a wide swath of companies.

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