- Harvard Study Explains Why Income Inequality Isn't Wedge Issue
September 29 2014 2:32 PM
Survey data from Harvard offers clues about why economic inequality isn't a bigger issue in the midterm elections.
- Maryland Lost Big On Wall Street Pension Gamble
September 23 2014 10:32 AM
Maryland's move into "alternative investments" cost taxpayers more than $1 billion in unrealized returns, says a new study.
- Conflicts Of Interest In NJ? 'The Optics Stink'
September 22 2014 11:33 AM
An apparent conflict of interest for New Jersey's pension fund manager is troubling enough that it "should be investigated.”
- Fuzzy Math: Christie Pension Numbers Don't Add Up
September 12 2014 5:16 PM
Facing criticism and an ethics complaint, N.J. officials cite a pension investment return rate suddenly higher than they previously reported.
- Slamming Christie, S&P Downgrades NJ Credit
September 10 2014 2:13 PM
S&P says Christie's management of New Jersey's pension system has "significant negative implications" for the state's finances.
- Too Big To Punish? US Aims To Waive Sanctions Against Bank
September 09 2014 1:52 PM
Despite Credit Suisse pleading guilty to felony charges, Obama wants to waive rules so it can keep running pension funds.
- 1 Million Comments Flood SEC Over Political Spending Proposal
September 09 2014 8:05 AM
Should the SEC force executives to tell shareholders about companies' political spending? The public seems to think so.
- Christie Investments Lag Stock Market, Costing NJ Billions
September 08 2014 8:50 AM
The cost to NJ taxpayers of high-fee Wall Street investments, which have lagged the S&P 500, is hundreds of dollars per household.
- SEC Rules Don't Apply To Erskine Bowles, Says NC Treasurer's Office
September 04 2014 7:11 PM
Do SEC restrictions apply to the former White House chief of staff? North Carolina pensioners ask why Bowles' firm got state business.
- Chicago Mayor Received $100K From Comcast Before Boosting Merger
September 02 2014 4:17 PM
Bragging that Rahm Emanuel supports its merger with TWC, Comcast failed to mention its numerous campaign contributions.
- SEC Complaint Filed Against Erskine Bowles
September 02 2014 1:46 PM
A North Carolina public worker union says sequence of campaign fundraiser and pension deal for Bowles' firm may violate pay-to-play rules.
- Small State, Big Losses On A Wall Street Gamble
August 28 2014 1:34 PM
Rhode Island's embrace of "alternative investments" has generated large Wall Street fees but small returns that have cost taxpayers millions.
- For Christie, Boosting Voter Turnout Is A Democratic 'Trick'
August 27 2014 4:28 PM
During a campaign stop in Illinois, the New Jersey governor suggests higher turnout would harm Republican candidates in 2014.
- How North Carolina's Main Street Cash Gets To Wall Street
August 26 2014 8:58 AM
State innovation funds are billed as investing in local entrepreneurs, but the funds let politically connected financial firms grab big fees.
- Christie Pension Strategy Yields Handsome Returns — For Wall Street
August 25 2014 8:16 AM
The New Jersey governor's pension investment strategy has been a jackpot for financial firms, but it has lost taxpayers big money.
- Microsoft's $29 Billion Tax Dodge
August 22 2014 9:26 AM
In an SEC filing, the software giant reveals how much U.S. taxpayers are losing from the company's use of offshore subsidiaries.
- Cuomo Is Part Of Corruption Culture: Poll
August 20 2014 2:14 PM
New York's governor is one of four potential 2016 White House contenders being investigated by prosecutors.
- Is Marijuana Connected to Ferguson Shooting?
August 18 2014 5:04 PM
The disclosure that Ferguson teen Michael Brown had cannabis in his system raises questions about the drug's alleged links to crime.
- Report Suggests Campaign Cash Fueled Police Militarization
August 15 2014 1:15 PM
Data show lawmakers backing Pentagon hardware donations to local police raked in big money from defense contractors.
- Chris Christie Campaign Move Not ‘Illegal,' But ‘Immoral’
August 15 2014 8:02 AM
Gov. Chris Christie promised a firewall between pension investments, politics and his re-election campaign -- but documents show otherwise.