Fitch: Bear Market Could Hurt Pension Funds, Bond Ratings

Vadum, Matthew
September 2003
Bond Buyer;9/23/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31725, p4
Trade Publication
Reports on the volatility of the stock market in Washington. Escalation of state and local government pension fund expenses; Increase of pension costs; Assessment of the economy.


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