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  • Chicago's bond bailout Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Chicago's bond bailout

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, discuss how to fix Chicago's financial dilemma, including problems in pensions and the city of Chicago alone having $20 billion unfunded liability.

  • Pension fallout hits Chicago bonds; tax rate hiked Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chicago skyline.

    The inability to curb public pension costs in Illinois led its biggest county to hike the sales tax rate on Wednesday.

  • CalSTRS CIO: Small allocation in hedge funds Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    CalSTRS CIO: Small allocation in hedge funds

    Christopher Ailman, CalSTRS CIO, shares his thoughts on investing in hedge funds and where he is seeing investment opportunities. I won't bet on Europe right now, says Ailman.

  • CNBC update: Active Mexican volcano Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Active Mexican volcano

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System says it missed its return target by a wide margin; and Mexico's fire volcano has had steady activity, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Despite 'agreekment,' Athens is still in trouble Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Despite 'agreekment,' Athens is still in trouble

    John Calverley, Head, Global Thematic Research at Standard Chartered, warns of looming trouble in Greek politics.

  • Can Tsipras sell bailout deal to Greek people? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:40 PM ET
    Can Tsipras sell bailout deal to Greek people?

    Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist at Stifel Fixed Income, says getting the Greek population on board with Monday's bailout plan will require "extreme political maneuvering."

  • New Greek deal is worse than last: JP Morgan Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    New Greek deal is worse than last: JP Morgan

    Guillaume Chatain, Executive Director and Head of Equity Solutions at JP Morgan Private Bank, expects Athens to seek changes to Monday's bailout deal over the next couple of months.

  • Forget Gov. Christie, watch NJ credit: Jim Grant Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives on stage to make the formal announcement of his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015.

    New Jersey is a "wonderful window" into world credit problems, said market-watcher Jim Grant, a day after Gov. Christie announced a presidential run.

  • Eye high-yield bonds for pensions: Prof Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Eye high-yield bonds for pensions: Prof

    Luigi Zingales, co-author of Saving Capitalism and a professor at University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, says he would consider high-yield bonds for his pension, despite the risk.

  • The key issues holding back a Greek deal Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:02 PM ET
    The key issues holding back a Greek deal

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool, Singapore, outlines the sticking points that are keeping Greece and its creditors from reaching a deal.

  • Why your state may be forced to raise your taxes Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    The Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus

    More than 30 states face a budget shortfall in fiscal 2015, and many have 5% or less in reserve. It's a red flag that big trouble is ahead.

  • America's retirement crisis, a woman's crisis Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    America's retirement crisis, a woman's crisis

    Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevate Network, explains how closing the gender pay gap will go a long way to solving the social security crisis and grow the economy.

  • Santelli Exchange: Trouble in muni-land Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Trouble in muni-land

    David Tawil, Maglan Capital president, joins CNBC's Rick Santelli, to discuss pension issues.

  • Dems holding back Illinois $$ reform: Lawmaker Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Chicago construction

    Illinois needs urgent legislative reform to combat its ever-growing debt crisis, and Democrats are holding things up, GOP state Rep. Jeanne Ives says.

  • We have a municipal bond crisis in Chicago: Advisor Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 12:55 PM ET
    Signs direct traffic at a construction site along Interstate 294 (I-294) near Chicago, Illinois.

    As Chicago's municipal bonds continue to be downgraded, an advisor says something has to be done on the political level.

  • 'Still options for Chicago and Illinois': S&P director Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:49 PM ET
    Chicago

    A senior director at Standard & Poor's said on Friday that there are still options beyond default or bankruptcy for Chicago and Illinois.

  • Why Chicago is not 'the next Detroit' Friday, 8 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Chicago skyline

    The city of the broad shoulders is facing its own financial problems, but comparisons to Detroit are far off the mark.

  • Hopes for pensioners to make 'sensible investments' Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Hopes for pensioners to make 'sensible investments'

    Rupert Curtis, managing director of Curtis Banks, says he hopes for more sensible investments by people opting to drawdown their pensions.

  • Greece struggles to make pension payments Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:03 AM ET
    People are seen in front of a Eurobank branch in Athens, Greece, March 19, 2015.

    The Greek government scrambled to pay pensions and public sector salaries after failing to reach agreement with international lenders. The Financial Times reports.

  • Older workers: Good or bad for business? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:07 AM ET
    older workforce

    The workforce is graying, and a new study says that's a good thing. Think experience, loyalty, and more.