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UN staff pension fund mired in 'dirty profits' from firms guilty of rights abuses
The Guardian • Jack Davies
The price of procrastination
The Week • The Week Staff
McCabe Report Is Sent to Prosecutors to Weigh Possible Criminal Inquiry
The New York Times • Adam Goldman, Katie Benner
Should former high-ranking cop convicted of sex assault of teen keep his $84K pension?
Chicago Tribune • Amanda Marrazzo
Chicago Public Schools to receive larger budgets for teacher salaries, programs
Chicago Tribune • Juan Perez, Jr.
State taxes are terrible
The Week • Jeff Spross
State legislators pounce on Harvey's pension woes to push reform
Chicago Tribune • Zak Koeske
A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash
The New York Times • Mary Williams Walsh
Illinois exodus: When living here no longer makes financial sense
Chicago Tribune • Editorial Board
UPDATE 2-Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 mln payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser -source
Reuters • Karen Freifeld
 
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UN staff pension fund mired in 'dirty profits' from firms guilty of rights abuses
The GuardianJack Davies
The United Nations is facing calls for a full review of its staff pension fund after the Guardian uncovered that it has around a billion dollars invested in companies whose activities are or have been incompatible with core UN principles and programmes....
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Finance, Personal Finance
The price of procrastination
The WeekThe Week Staff
Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: The price of procrastination "Procrastinating on financial matters can cost you big in the long run," saidRuss Wiles at Arizona Central. Many Americans struggle with the...
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Pensions & Retirement Plans, Politics & Policy
McCabe Report Is Sent to Prosecutors to Weigh Possible Criminal Inquiry
The New York TimesAdam Goldman, Katie Benner
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general has referred to federal prosecutors his findings that Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director, had repeatedly misled investigators, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The prosecutors will now have to...
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Education, Pensions & Retirement Plans
Should former high-ranking cop convicted of sex assault of teen keep his $84K pension?
Chicago TribuneAmanda Marrazzo
The pension of a retired suburban deputy police chief has been called into question since he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl and is now in prison. The police pension board in Lake in the Hills is trying to determine...
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Education, Pensions & Retirement Plans
Chicago Public Schools to receive larger budgets for teacher salaries, programs
Chicago TribuneJuan Perez, Jr.
Chicago Public Schools campuses will split roughly $60 million in additional funding next school year, an increase district officials said will largely finance unionized teacher salary increases and some new programs. The district announced Tuesday that schools will see a total of...
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Finance, Pensions & Retirement Plans
State taxes are terrible
The WeekJeff Spross
All across the country, Americans are putting the finishing touches on their taxes. There are many reasons it's such a grind. But one big factor that doesn't get mentioned that much? The fact that we have to pay state as well as...
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Education, Pension Fund
State legislators pounce on Harvey's pension woes to push reform
Chicago TribuneZak Koeske
State Sen. Napoleon Harris, D-Harvey, said he is considering introducing a measure amending the state law that requires the Illinois comptroller’s office to seize a municipality’s tax revenues when a community is delinquent funding pensions. The announcement was spurred by last week’s...
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Finance, Pensions & Retirement Plans
A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash
The New York TimesMary Williams Walsh
A public university president in Oregon gives new meaning to the idea of a pensioner. Joseph Robertson, an eye surgeon who retired as head of the Oregon Health & Science University last fall, receives the state’s largest government pension. It is $76,111....
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Education, Pensions & Retirement Plans
Illinois exodus: When living here no longer makes financial sense
Chicago TribuneEditorial Board
If the state of Illinois kept score on millennials it poached from surrounding states, it could have counted Sara Niedzwiecki — temporarily. A Wisconsin native, she moved near Chicago shortly after college, envisioning city life as it’s portrayed in the movies: hip,...
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Pensions & Retirement Plans
UPDATE 2-Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 mln payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser -source
ReutersKaren Freifeld
WASHINGTON () - U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer arranged for a $1.6 million payment to a Playboy Playmate to keep secret her sexual relationship with Republican fundraiser and Trump ally Elliott Broidy, during which she became pregnant, a person familiar with...
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