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Climate Emergency: A Five-Part Action Plan

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

If we had acted 20 or 30 years ago, when the alarm bells were first sounded, the transition to a climate safe world could have been more gradual and less disruptive. Now, time is short.

Pension Gimmicks Blamed on Workers

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The student loan deal is badly needed. It should have just been extended! But as part of the "sweetener" for those 1 percenters there is a corporate pension giveaway in the deal that has nothing to do with student loans.

Major Shareholder To Vote Against Walmart CEO In Wake Of Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

By Jessica Wohl May 23 (Reuters) - CalPERS, the biggest U.S. public pension fund, said on Wednesday it plans to vote a...

Josh Mandel's $65 Billion Mistake

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Ohio Democrats are pouncing on state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) for apparently forgetting $65 billion in state pension funds under his supervision, cal...

Huge Pension Fund Sues Execs In Wake Of Scandal

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — One of the nation's largest public pension funds has filed a lawsuit against current and former Wal-Mart executives and board members...

Not So Golden Years

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

An asteroid just missed Earth yesterday by 143,000 miles, meaning you still need to know seven and a half things today that do not involve scrambling ...

Majority Of Teacher Retirement Funds Underfunded, Study Says

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.15.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As a new generation of teachers replaces retiring baby boomers, financially strapped states face a quandary – what to do about teacher...

Jewish Groups Use Exemptions For Churches To Skirt Rules, Put Pension Plans At Risk

Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

By Nathan Guttman The Jewish Daily Forward WASHINGTON -- Seeking to cut pension costs, Jewish social service groups are using an obscure tax looph...

Is A Pension A Stand-In For Bonds?

money.cnn.com | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Our 401(k) and Roth investments are in stock index funds and commodities. We own no bonds. With a pension and Social Security,...

Johnston: Fed's Near Record-Low Interest Rates A Loser For Taxpayers

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) By David Cay Johnston Jan 10 (Reuters) - The Fe...

Lila Shapiro

Walmart Dumped By Pension Fund Over Poor Worker Conditions

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

A major pension fund and longtime investor in Walmart has blacklisted the retailing behemoth, citing poor labor practices and the company's anti-union...

Firm That Extracted Billions From BofA Sets Its Sights On JPMorgan

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

A law firm that led mortgage bondholders to extract a $8.5 billion settlement from Bank of America Corp is turning its sights on JPMorgan Chase & ...

AFTRA, Networks Reach New Three Year Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

AFTRA and the television networks reached agreement on a new three-year contract today, with the new pact featuring now-standard 2% annual wage in...

Simone Landon

Council Cuts Christmas Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

City retirees won't be receiving extra cash from the city pension plan this holiday season after Detroit City Council voted Tuesday to prevent the cit...

My Latest Preoccupation

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Salzman

Ladies and gentlemen of the Preoccupied movement, allow me to redirect your attention to another location, because Wall Street is getting stale (word ...

Emerging Manager Programs: Not Just for the Emerging Anymore.

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

Our communities have all that is needed, the intellectual and economic capital, the strategic and political savvy to ensure our places at the table and our ability to generate real wealth for our communities.

Which Country Has The Best Retirement Options?

Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Dutch retirees (and soon-to-be retirees) have a special reason to feel proud this week, as the Netherlands has been named as the country with the best...

Reuters Analysis: The Consequences Of Fed's Twist On Pension Funds

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve's 'Operation Twist' to bring down bond yields and stimulate the economy is likely to cause pain for the nation's largest pensi...

Pension Fund Call For Goldman's CEO To Step Down

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

A pension fund representing U.S. government employees has filed a shareholder proposal to strip Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blan...

Social Security: Better Than Nothing but Less Than Ideal

Bob Jacobson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

The SS law as written 80 years ago needs serious revising. I don't mean cutting benefits, raising the age of eligibility, or wiping out the safety net. I mean making it relevant to our times.

Interest Rates and Investor Decisions: The Long and Short of It

Erik Oppers | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Erik Oppers

What drives the investment decisions of investors with a longer time horizon? Our research found these investors generally do not look at differences in interest rates among countries when deciding where to invest.

Public Pension Funds Lose Billions Amid Stock Market Volatility

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. — Wall Street's volatility has hit state pension funds just as they were beginning to recover from the recession, turning what was ...

States Sue Bank Of New York Mellon Over Pension Funds

AP | By LARRY O'DELL | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia and Florida are suing the Bank of New York Mellon over the institution's handling of both states' pension funds. The Virgin...

William Alden

Prospect Of U.S. Credit Downgrade Has Local Governments On Edge

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- For municipalities struggling to get their finances in order and for the professionals who oversee their investments, the battle being wag...

Court Rules Kraft's 401(k) Plan May Have Holes

Dan Solin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Notwithstanding the utter stupidly of selecting funds on the basis of past returns, this charade continues all over the country every day.