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January 3, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
New York's pension funds asked Home Depot Inc., Blockbuster Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical Cos. to let shareholders vote on whether they approved of top executives' pay packages. The formal proposal submitted by New York City Employees' Retirement System trustees, including City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, would allow investors in the three companies to cast a vote of no confidence in management.
June 4, 1988 | Carla Lazzareschi
QUESTION: I left my job with a very small company and was supposed to receive a lump-sum disbursement from the pension fund. I have waited the required length of time for this check, but it still hasn't come. The plan was set up in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. Can the IRS help me? The company isn't cooperating.--L. V. S. ANSWER: The Internal Revenue Service can't give you the help you need.
September 28, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian has vetoed legislation that would have guided California's pension fund investments away from companies with operations that practice religious or ethnic discrimination in Northern Ireland, the governor's office announced Wednesday. In his veto message, Deukmejian said he believed that the bill, by Assemblyman John Burton (D-San Francisco), would do more harm than good because it would discourage investment in Northern Ireland.
June 24, 1986 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
A plan backed by Gov. George Deukmejian to use $300 million in state pension funds to help balance the proposed new state budget and avoid massive cuts in the spending plan apparently died Monday when it lost strong bipartisan support in the Legislature.
August 16, 1987 | Associated Press
State government's three major public pension funds have altered investment strategies as they prepare for major changes under California's new South African divestiture law. The historic measure, signed by Gov. George Deukmejian last September, requires divestiture as a protest of South Africa's racial policies. Under the law, as of Jan. 1, 1988, the funds must begin a three-year sell-off of stock in companies that do business in South Africa. It also sets Jan.
December 18, 1994
Orange County is in bankruptcy, a headline on Dec. 7 states that "20,000 Nationwide Invested in Phony Retirement Plans," and a few days earlier another headline proclaimed that the private pension funds of this country's private corporations were short billions of dollars of what they should have in their reserves. For those who accept the concept that such risk in finances is an unfortunate but unavoidable part of our "free enterprise system," such gambles may be acceptable but these risks are totally unacceptable to those who are trying to put aside savings for retirement or who are already retired and hoping to budget their assets for their needs now that they are no longer able to work.
February 23, 1989 | ALBERT GOLDBERG
The annual pension fund concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic finally arrived on the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Tuesday night after having been postponed from Feb. 7. Held over from the original schedule, Itzhak Perlman played Beethoven's Violin Concerto, but the conductor, Christof Perick, principal conductor of Deutsche Oper Berlin, was new to the Philharmonic. What appeared to be a sold-out house was a foregone conclusion.
October 14, 1990 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI
Q: My former employer recently sold its retirement fund to an insurance company for an annuity. I plan to start drawing on my retirement next year and am concerned about its safety. Is it true that a retirement fund is no longer guaranteed by the federal government once a corporation puts the money into an insurance company's annuity program? --W. F. R . A: Yes, it's true. As you may know, the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
October 22, 1987 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Officials of California's State Teachers Retirement System said Wednesday that the giant pension fund lost $3.6 billion in the stock market's steep decline earlier this week, but they insisted that the fund remains strong and benefits are protected.
March 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
Directors of the nation's largest public pension fund took 101 trips between 1992 and 1994, and it is unclear who paid for them, state Controller Kathleen Connell said Monday. Travel policies at the California Public Employees Retirement System are so loose it is impossible to know how much is spent on travel by the board of directors, and who is paying, said Connell, who was elected controller in November. As part of her job, she is a CalPERS board member.
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