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NH Senate to consider House pension reform bill

A measure that strips New Hampshire's public unions of much of their bargaining power is back. Full story

Maryland budget advances in House of Delegates

Maryland budget measures that raise more than $70 million in fees, make deeper cuts to the governor's proposal and get the state started on pension reform moved forward in the House of Delegates Wednesday night. Full story

Md. budget comes before House of Delegates

The Maryland House of Delegates takes up budget legislation late Wednesday afternoon that raises about $70 million on fees, makes deeper cuts to Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget proposal and gets the state started on pension reform. Full story

N.Y. pension debate targets double-dippers, crooks

In New York state's debate over public pension reform, the only retirees more unpopular than the double-dippers are the convicted criminals. Full story

Hungary rolls back pension reform, defies markets

Hungarian lawmakers voted to roll back a 1997 pension reform on Monday, effectively allowing the government to seize up to $14 billion in private pension assets to cut the budget deficit while avoiding austerity measures. Full story

Factbox: French media comment on strikes and pension reform

French police cleared access to the main refinery supplying fuel to Paris early on Friday as unions hardened their stance ahead of a final vote on President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reform expected later in the day. Full story

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Plainclothes French police take position during clashes with youths after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon

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French police pass a burning car during a student demonstration over pension reform in Nanterre, near Paris,

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