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  • End of 'costly' hedge fund trend?  Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School, and Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, share their thoughts on Calpers' plans to withdraw pension funds from hedge funds.

  • $185 billion worth of advice  Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    CalSTRS is the nation's second largest public pension fund. Christopher Ailman, CalSTRS CIO, discusses performance and reveals where they are allocating capital.

  • Public pension funds stay mum on tax inversions Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    The offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) are shown in Sacramento, Calif.

    Public pension funds have major stakes in American firms moving overseas to cut their tax bills. But they are saying little about the strategy.

  • Federal pension problem  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Are federal workers getting a sweeter deal than younger generations? Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, provides perspective.

  • CalPERS cuts stake in a big tech firm Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    The offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) are shown in Sacramento, Calif.

    The largest public pension in the country has quietly reduced its investment in one of the largest technology investment firms.

  • Santelli Exchange: Pension smoothing  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bradley Belt, Palisades Capital Management, discuss the federal government's plan to allow companies to contribute less to their pension plans to replenish the Highway Trust Fund.

  • Q2 investment returns improve for public pensions Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    The performance of U.S. public pensions' investments improved greatly in the second quarter, returning a median 3.71 percent.

  • Calpers may shift investments to avoid risky bets Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    The offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) are shown in Sacramento, Calif.

    The California Public Employee Retirement System is considering changes to its portfolio as it attempts to stay away from riskier investments.

  • U.S. Treasury to put public pensions under scrutiny Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The Treasury Department's new office on state and local finance will scrutinize public pensions, appointing a specialist in the area and becoming a resource for retirement planning, its inaugural director said in a speech on Monday.

  • This is what's straining the NYC pension system Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 8:12 AM ET
    Bill de Blasio

    An look at the system’s problems reveals a strategy that has failed to keep up with costs, and a governing structure that permits politics to intrude.

  • Why New Jersey's pension crisis is just heating up Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Detroit may be moving to resolve its pension crisis, but New Jersey's pension problems are just heating up.

  • Gov. Christie on bridge scandal: Someone went rogue  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the disappointment he feels over the bridge scandal that occurred on his watch.

  • Gov. Christie: I didn't dig hole in pension system  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie discusses the need to reform pensions, and make them less costly.

  • Why are so many elderly Chinese dumpster diving? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Elderly man collecting garbage for recycling in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

    Many trash pickers in China are elderly people, unable to support themselves on meager government pensions. Global Post reports.

  • How Washington rolls in 2014: Short-term gimmicks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Congress' solution to funding repairs to the nation's roads is a short-term fix

    Congress is inching toward a solution to the government's highway funding crisis that is about as structurally sound as a sand castle.

  • Take a lesson from Florida's all-star pension fund  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Ash Williams, Florida State Board of Administration, discusses the Sunshine State's successful pension investment strategy.

  • Looking for alpha in all the wrong places  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    Gregory Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal explains why many hedge funds and pension funds have missed out on much of the rally since 2009.

  • Ex-CalPERS chief pleads guilty to bribery Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    A former head of the nation's largest public pension fund has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud in California.

  • Gov. Christie: We're taxing the 1% too high  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), explains how increasing taxes on the wealthy results in them "playing games with their accountant" that end up hurting the state.

  • Fiscal woes could 'eat us alive': NJ Gov Christie Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Governor Chris Christie

    From revenue shortfalls to a pinched pension system, New Jersey can't wait to fix its fiscal problems, says Gov. Chris Christie.