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(Bloomberg)-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said city pension funds have set unrealistically high assumed rates of return on investments, at 8%, which may require spending more than has been budgeted for retirement benefits.

“It’s much too high an assumption for us; I think it should be lowered,” Mr. Bloomberg said Monday at a news briefing. “That’s going to require the city to put in more money. It’s very difficult to see where we could get the money to do that.”

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