The Wall Street Journal reported that Princeton University's endowment earned nearly 15 percent for the year ended June 30, besting returns at some Ivy League rivals, the school said. Princeton's return outperformed both Yale University and Harvard University in the same period, at 8.9 percent and 11 percent, respectively. It also outpaced the 13 percent increase that investment-consulting firm Wilshire Associates reported was the median return of other large endowments, pension funds and foundations. The returns on Princeton's $14.4 billion endowment, one of the nation's largest, still trailed the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose 19 percent in the same...

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