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News, Feature Requiem for a Pension Fund?

Requiem for a Pension Fund?

Surrounded by birch trees and honeysuckle vines, CalPERS's sprawling headquarters on Sacramento's P Street gives the appearance of having been deliberately camouflaged. Nothing on the outside of the building even has the pension fund's name on it. Inside, however, it's…
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News, Feature Looking Inside INdTV

Looking Inside INdTV

It's Friday afternoon and, despite a daylong series of appointments, Joel Hyatt shows little sign of fatigue. When you're the CEO of a new cable channel and your partner is the former vice president of the United States, the office…
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News, Mecklin Rolling in War Bucks

Rolling in War Bucks

Q: The President was in Santa Clara last week and he appeared at United Defense, a major defense contractor controlled by the Carlyle Group. The President's father is a paid advisor to the Carlyle Group. So you have a situation…
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I breakfasted a few weeks ago with someone who, depending on one's point of view, might be described as either a wise man or a wise guy of the local scene, and he insists the Willie Brown story has run…
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Willie's Wonks and the Profit Factory The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) wants to go on record as stating that the article "W.L. Brown, A Public/Private Partnership" (May 12) is shoddy journalism. It contains many false and misleading statements…
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News, Feature

W.L. Brown: A Public/Private Partnership

Over the last four years, the California Public Employees' Retirement System has invested about $21 million in the development of a 1,000-acre golf course community north of Sacramento known as Whitney Oaks. At first glance, the project seems typical of…
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