Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

May 2006

Pension deficit disorder

Local and state public pensions are trying to get traction on a slippery funding slope.

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Public Pensions


Ninth District Features

  • Taking the shears to fuel costs
    District businesses are turning to hedging as a way to cope with higher, more volatile energy prices.
  • Entrance exam
    The number of international college students has dipped since 9/11, and universities face more than visa challenges in turning that around.
  • Driving for a license
    Occupational licensing continues to grow, but benefits to consumers are not obvious.

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