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  • The city that just defaulted on $10M in bond payments Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    San Bernardino has defaulted on nearly $10 million in payments on its privately placed pension bond debt since it declared bankruptcy in 2012.

  • Illinois, unions to duel in court over pension cuts Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Chicago

    Illinois may be fighting an uphill battle in defending the constitutionality of a 2013 public pension reform law before the state supreme court.

  • A tough pill for pensioners to swallow Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Senior couple working in cafe

    Both corporate and public pensions remain short of having enough money to pay out what they've promised, despite recent asset increases.

  • CalSTRS is shedding bonds, bullish stocks: CIO Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)

    The educator-only pension fund has moved away from fixed income amid low yields and an uncertain interest rate environment.

  • Pension funds run late to index funds party Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Gov. Tom Wolf, center, speaks with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, left, and Lt. Gov. Michael Stack looks on after Wolf delivered his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa.

    Pension funds have yet to embrace index funds as individuals have, despite their upside, the NYT reports.

  • This Supreme Court case could affect your 401(k) Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could transform how employers run their 401(k) plans.

  • Here's how to not outlive your retirement nest egg Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    Senior couple financial planning

    Think saving for retirement is hard? Try planning how to draw down those funds. But these experts can help.

  • In all three states, Alaska, West Virginia and Michigan, problematic funding gaps widened, the report said. In 2006, Alaska switched newly hired state workers from its two biggest traditional defined benefit plans to a defined contribution plan. In 2014, Alaska made a $3 billion cash infusion into the defined benefit plans to shore them up.

  • Santelli Exchange: Retiree health care   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Retiree health care

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to David Vaudt, GASB chairman about the costs and liabilities of retiree benefits.

  • Delayed retirement dilemma   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Delayed retirements' dilemma

    Every worker's major dilemma is finding the right moment to retire. Here are some pros and cons of delayed retirement. CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports.

  • UK pension deficits: Who's to blame?   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:35 AM ET
    UK pension deficits: Who's to blame?

    Discussing recent U.K. pension deficits, Danny Vassiliades, head of investment consulting at Punter Southall, explains how quantitative easing is "exacerbating" the situation.

  • The only retirement guide you'll ever need Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Retirement guides run the gamut—from stating the obvious to engaging in scare tactics. Here's a checklist of things to boost your savings.

  • Pension funding dilemma   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    Pension funding dilemma

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bradley Belt, former Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. CEO, discuss the federal pension insurance system and risk to tax payers.

  • Congress in no mood for pension bailout Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building, Washington.

    Congress may have bailed out Wall Street, but it's in no mood to bail out retirees at risk of losing their pensions.

  • Public pensions at risk worldwide: Report Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    retirement

    The world's retirement bill is coming due and many countries aren't ready to pay it, according to new report from Paris-based group.

  • Hedge funds do deliver   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:45 AM ET
    Hedge funds do deliver

    Investors must expect hedge funds do "lag in a massive bull market", but Alex Koriath, head of UK pensions practice at Cambridge Associates, says he doesn't advise investors to pull out of hedge funds.

  • Santelli Exchange: PBGC insurance program   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: PBGC insurance program

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the issues with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. agency.

  • Paul Singer: Big pension 'off base' to ax hedgies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a message for California Public Employees' Retirement System: Dumping your hedge funds makes no sense.

  • Pension funds will increase risk: Pro   Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Pension funds will increase risk: Pro

    Ian Hamilton, head of asset owners at State Street, says pension funds will increase their risk in a low interest rate environment.

  • US public pensions' investment gains grow in Q2 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Signage stands outside the offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) in Sacramento, California.

    U.S. public pension funds earned $129.4 billion in the second quarter, a nearly 77 percent increase over the prior quarter's modest gains.