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Nation's No. 3 Pension Fund Sues BP

New York fund has lost $575M because of the spill

(Newser) - New York's public pension fund is suing BP over huge losses caused by the oil giant's plunging stock price, CNNMoney reports. The New York State Common Retirement Fund—the third-largest public pension fund in the country—claims in a class-action lawsuit to have owned 19 million shares when the spill... More »

Wall Street Bonuses Surge 17%

After nasty 2008, firms set to make record $55B profit

(Newser) - New York state expects Wall Street bonuses for 2009 to total $20.3 billion, a 17% jump over 2008 that will bring the average bonus up to almost $124,000 from $112,000. At the largest firms, overall compensation is estimated to be up 31% to more than $340,000,... More »

Ex-Madam: If Spitzer Runs, So Do I

Eliot Spitzer's competition for comptroller could be Kristin Davis

(Newser) - If Eliot Spitzer enters the New York comptroller race, he'll have more than voters to worry about: His former madam is gunning for him. Kristin Davis challenged Spitzer, aka Client 9, to a duel in the primaries via her blog . “It's ludicrous that Spitzer would even consider running for... More »

Spitzer Eying Return to Politics: Insiders

Others close to ex-guv dispute claim

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is tossing around the possibility of a comeback bid, mulling a run for New York state office next year, insiders tell the New York Post. The ex-governor is said to be eying the state comptroller's job or Kirsten Gillibrand’s Senate seat. But it’s all informal at... More »

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