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  • Rhode Island Tackles Pension Reform     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

    Rhode Island is trying to boost its finances and fend off downgrades as it passes a broad reform of its pension system, with Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island general treasurer. The way to solve fiscal problems is to leave politics aside, she says.

  • Scenes From Hurricane Irene Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    So far in 2011, the storm of the Hurricane season is Irene, a category 2 hurricane that is expected to affect the Eastern US  The storm has already passed through the Carribean, causing widespread damage while the Eastern US prepares for landfall. The entire eastern seaboard is being told to expect high winds and flooding as a result of the storm, although the resulting damage is anyone's guess. CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating

    From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.

  • Impact on State Spending     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    How would a U.S. downgrade impact individual states? Insight on the financial fallout, with CNBC's Scott Cohn, and John Miller, Nuveen Asset Management.