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November 19, 2014 Largest Public Pensions Face $2 Trillion Gap, Moody's Says
Money News - The only two bright spots among the 25 largest pensions are the îTennessee Consolidated Retirement Systemî and Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Fund, which had muted growth in unfunded liabilities,...
November 18, 2014 US pension insurer ran record $62B deficit in 2014Source: Seattle PI
The deficit run up by the federal agency that insures pensions for about 41 million Americans has nearly doubled, to $62 billion. And the agency says that without changes, its program for pension plans covering 10 million of...
Source: Dallas Morning News
The new political pecking order in Washington gets its first major test Tuesday, when proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline get something they’ve been demanding for six years. The Senate will vote on the massive pipeline that’s...
November 17, 2014 G20 Issues Strong Statement On Climate ChangeSource: Planetsave
As you may know from earlier coverage, the powerful G20 meeting this weekend in Brisbane didn’t go exactly the way its Australian planners intended when they drew up the agenda. However, it seems to have worked out as well as...
November 17, 2014 Malaysian electronics sector in danger of being placed on US watch list
Yahoo News Malaysia - Responding to the US Labour Department-funded îVeriteî on its September findings that nearly one in three of 350,000 îworkersî in Malaysia's electronic industry suffered from...
November 17, 2014 Kansas Cattlemen committed to COOL
High Plains Journal - Recently, the îWorld Trade Organizationî announced that it found in favor of Canada and Mexico in their dispute against the U.S. regarding country of origin labeling. According to the WTO, the...
Shinzo Abe is desperate to rescue his failing economic program, but he still hasn't done what's necessary
November 14, 2014 City(NYC) will be required to slash gas emissions by 80% before 2050 under new legislationSource: NY Daily News
New York is getting greener. The city will be required to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in the coming decades under legislation passed by the City Council Thursday
November 14, 2014 Starbucks and Netherlands Are Accused by E.U. of Making Unfair Tax DealSource: NY Times
BRUSSELS — The European Union authorities on Friday publicly accused the Netherlands of making a special deal with Starbucks that helped the coffee company lower its taxes, creating unfair advantages over other countries in the...
November 14, 2014 Is the Fed Due for a Revamp?Source: US News
Building on momentum from earlier this year, a group of policy advocates, economists and community organizations is calling for more transparency at the Federal Reserve, imploring that the Fed consider the plight of many who...
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