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The Pension Crisis Keeps Getting Worse

A recent report says the solvency of state pension funds declined from 2014 to 2015, despite a rising stock market.

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Russia Takes Away Workers' Piggy Banks

Russia is raiding money that was supposed to be invested for future pensions in order to make current pension payments.

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SEC Official: State and Local Governments Are Misleading Investors on Pensions

A friendly reminder for our readers who may be counting on a state pension: Assurances from city and state officials that these obligations will be met should be taken with a gargantuan brick of salt.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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