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  • How one pension fund delivered 22%, outpaced peers Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Some of the best investment strategies don't come from Wall Street—they come from public pension funds.

  • High fees eroding many retirement accounts Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    A new study finds that the typical 401(k) would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career.

  • High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. And now a new study finds that the typical 401 fees— adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year— would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options. The study comes from the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.

  • Detroit settlement approved—at what cost? Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Kevyn Orr

    A federal judge's approval of Detroit's settlement with two banks marks a turning point in the city's reorganization.

  • Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k) Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. And now a new study finds that the typical 401 fees— adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year— would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options. The study comes from the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.

  • Top public nest eggs: Nashville's 2014 strategy     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Fadi BouSamra, Metro Government of Nashville, provides insight on his firm's move out of fixed income and into equities, and its emerging market strategies.

  • Detroit passes key milestone with insurer deal Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    Downtown Detroit.

    Detroit has reached a settlement with bond insurers over treatment of the city's bankruptcy debt, emergency manager Kevyn Orr told CNBC.

  • Florida's pensions run right     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    We did adjustments to our allocations, says Ash Williams, Florida State Board of Administration, discussing how his pension fund is getting back on track following the financial crisis.

  • Nevada's 3 top pension funds     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Steve Edmundson, Nvpers CIO, discusses the asset allocation on index funds and the impact high-frequency trading has on pension funds.

  • Ronnie Belton, City of Jacksonville Retirement System CFO, discusses his investment strategy and how exposure to equities drives his $2 billion portfolio.

  • State of retirement in US not as bad as you think Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    New research suggests that the state of retirement isn't as disastrous as thought.

  • Pension funds more risky with your money: Pro Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Pensions must chase higher returns to meet obligations, and that means moving away from traditional investments, CapRidge Partner's Steve LeBlanc tells CNBC.

  • Plans are moving away from the standard allocations of 60% equities, 40% bonds and moving towards alternative such as private equity and real estate, says Steve LeBlanc, CapRidge Partners, discussing ways pension plans are looking to increase returns. Most pension plans don't have enough risk in their book, says LeBlanc.

  • UK budget unveils pension revolution Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:53 PM ET
    George Osborne

    UK chancellor has launched the biggest change in a generation to rules on saving for retirement, Financial Times reports.

  • Calif. pension reform initiative     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Discussing pension reform in California, with San Jose mayor Chuck Reed, (D). Reed says pension costs are spiking due to "skyrocketing" retirement costs. CNBC's Rick Santelli reports.

  • Why US pensions need more than investment windfall Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Double-digit annual returns for most U.S. public pension systems over the past two years have done little to shrink the yawning deficits.

  • Boeing said it expects to take a $110 million non-cash charge in the first quarter for the pension change. Boeing said the defined-contribution plans allow it to "better predict and manage financial risks."

  • Boeing to end pension plans for 68K employees Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    Boeing 767 jet.

    Boeing said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees, including its chief executive.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Boeing Co said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees, including its chief executive. Boeing said it expects to take $110 million non-cash charge in the first quarter for the pension change.

  • Boeing converting pensions to 401k     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Boeing is going to end pension plans for non-union employees starting in 2016.

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