Profile: John Biggs and Tom Jones, TIAA-CREF

John Biggs left a home he loved in St. Louis when he took a job in New York as president of Teachers Insurance Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund in 1989. But he does not regret the decision. TIAA-CREF is "the most interesting company in the country for a bird's eye view of what's happening in America," he says.

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