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New York’s pension fund dipped in value amid volatile market

New York’s common retirement fund has lost trillions of dollars in value since April, a reflection of the ongoing troubles facing the financial markets. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office on Tuesday announced the fund was valued at $232.2 billion at the end of the second fiscal quarter on Sept. 30, posting a negative rate of …

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2022 County Data Book from Kids Count measures well-being of Kentucky’s children, by county; smoking in pregnancy goes down | News

This year’s 2022 Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book, which looks at the well-being of children in each county, focuses on the importance of putting forth meaningful policies to support Kentucky’s youth, with an emphasis on listening and acting on what young people say is important to them. “We want to challenge our lawmakers to …

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The Fed ‘will effectively tame inflation’ at the next FOMC meeting, George Ball says – Yahoo Finance

The Fed ‘will effectively tame inflation’ at the next FOMC meeting, George Ball saysYahoo Finance Fed Would Be Wise to Pause on Rates, Orszag SaysBloomberg Fed Vice Chair Clarida says he still doesn’t think it’s time to talk about taperingCNBC Television Labor market deterioration ‘is a feature’ of Fed policy: StrategistYahoo Finance Fed will hike …

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Questions remain after police close case into how a Michigan voting machine wound up for sale on eBay

CNN — Michigan police have closed the case of a missing voting machine and believe the device was accidentally donated to a thrift store before it wound up for sale online – though questions remain about who donated the device in the first place. CNN first reported in September that a cybersecurity expert based in …

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UK inflation hits 45-year high – as cost of living soars – Channel 4 News

UK inflation hits 45-year high – as cost of living soarsChannel 4 News Euro zone Oct y/y inflation revised marginally lower, still record highReuters.com Rising energy and food bills tip inflation to highest level since 1981 at 11.1%Sky News Forget the budget: the scars left by 11% inflation will last for years to comeThe Guardian …

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Taylor Swift ticket snafu caused by Ticketmaster abusing its market power, Senate antitrust chair says

New York CNN Business — Senator Amy Klobuchar criticized Ticketmaster in an open letter to its CEO, saying she has “serious concerns” about the company’s operations following a service meltdown Tuesday that left Taylor Swift fans irate. In the letter to CEO Michael Rapino, the Democrat from Minnesota and chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee …

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January 6 committee pushes back on Pence ‘closing the door’ on his potential testimony

CNN — The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, on Wednesday pushed back on former Vice President Mike Pence’s recent comments that Congress has “no right” to his testimony and that he was “closing the door” on it. “The Select Committee has proceeded respectfully and responsibly in our engagement with Vice President Pence, so …

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