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A Republican candidate for governor says Illinois still hasn't solved its pension problem.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel likes to talk about his city as a thriving center of commerce and a modern transportation hub.
More teachers losing their jobs, thousands fewer police and firefighters on duty, less frequent trash collection and miles of potholed roads going unrepaired - all as property taxes soar.
This July 19, 2013 file photo shows, Jesse Sharkey, Vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, responding to a question about the latests layoff by the Chicago Public Schools of union employees during a news conference.
A budget deal aimed at avoiding a U.S. government shutdown on January 15 and relieving federal agencies of some indiscriminate spending cuts that are set to begin with the new year could emerge in Congress on Tuesday, congressional aides said on Monday.
Hundreds of thousands of pensioners face being ripped off when investing in the UK's A 12 billion annuities market unless regulation is tightened urgently, an official advisory panel has warned.
Canadian pension plans ballooned in size in 2012, but personal registered pension plans grew far more slowly than the government social security plans, providing new data to fuel Monday's expected debate in the House of Commons on expanding the Canada Pension Plan.
In this March 22, 2012 photo is Judge Steven Rhodes in Detroit. Rhodes, overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy case, is making sure that the impact on people is front and center in his courtroom.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party on Monday backed a deal to form a new German government with its center-left rivals, putting aside concerns over concessions that include a national minimum wage and a move to make it easier for some people to retire early.
Chinese insurers rose in Hong Kong trading after the government said it will allow tax deferral for employer pension plans, a move Ping An Securities Co.
The Commons is set to debate a bill this week that would revoke the pensions of parliamentarians convicted of indictable crimes including fraud and breach of trust.
Big changes to Illinois' pension plans often come with talk of teachers and other state workers considering retiring early to try to avoid cuts, potentially leaving schools and agencies short of seasoned help.
In this March 16, 2012 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Syracuse, N.Y., Mayor Stephanie Miner talk during a bill signing ceremony in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. A federal bankruptcy court's decision, Dec. 3, 2013 in Detroit to put a constitutionally protected public pension on the table for cuts means a major ... (more)
Our experts say he should keep paying into his workplace scheme instead of relying on a buy-to-let house Nathan Atherton, 36, wants to pay off the mortgage on the family home so he and his wife, Faye, 35, can save more for their daughter's future.
Alicia H. Munnell, a longtime retirement watchdog, is keeping a close eye on the pension challenges ahead for the City of Detroit retirees.
Moral hazard - the theory that those involved in a financial transaction will take more risks if they don't have to bear the consequences - was made obsolete by the rise of the competing principle 'too big too fail.'