Arts Jun 22

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Can Investment Assumptions Worsen the State Pension Fund Crisis?

Well, no. Investment assumptions themselves don't worsen the crisis, but as we explain in our story on Rhode Island on Wednesday's broadcast, decisions about pension fund investment assumptions can mean higher taxes, lower pensions and bitter politics. Why?…

Economy Mar 29

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Making Sen$e Tool$ Tuesday: How States Measure Up

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the nation grew almost ten percent over the last decade -- from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. The country's racial mix has shifted, too. The number of people that…

Economy Mar 29

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Tool$ Tuesday: How States Size Up

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the nation grew almost ten percent over the last decade -- from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. The country's racial mix has shifted too. The number of people that…

Economy Jan 20

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Desolate Detroit: The Forsaken City

In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world's premier industry (autos); the world's most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country's most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit's population is down 50 percent; so are wages in…

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