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ERIC Number: EJ812103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-24
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Wary Eyes Monitoring Wall Street
Jacobson, Linda
Education Week, v28 n5 p1, 11 Sep 2008
School business officials kept a close watch on the financial markets this week--and on district investment portfolios and teacher-retirement funds--as stock prices gyrated and once-sound institutions got government bailouts or crumbled into bankruptcy. While financial observers said it was too soon to predict how Wall Street's upheaval might affect school districts, they generally offered reassurance, even as the federal government late last week rolled out a plan to rescue banks from billions of dollars in bad debt. Several experts said that state-backed employee-pension funds--and even supplementary retirement accounts such as those offered by the troubled American International Group Inc.--should be secure. This article discusses the impact of the current financial crisis on school districts' investments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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