The California Supreme Court has granted review of a case challenging retirement reforms state lawmakers approved 11 years ago, marking a return of pension spiking questions to the high court for the first time since a 2020 ruling on an Alameda County case. The new case — Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association v. Criminal Justice
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A residential real estate sold sign is seen in Washington, D.C.  Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Mortgage rates rose for the third straight week last week, hitting the highest level since November. As a result, mortgage application demand dropped 2.7% compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted
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Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the US foreign policy myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. The US Senate has approved a $95bn bill delivering security aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific region, after it drew overwhelming bipartisan support in a boost to Joe Biden’s top foreign policy priorities.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking additional feedback on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s one minute trade reporting proposal, beginning a process that often results in eventual disapproval. The move begins formal “disapproval proceedings” related to the proposed amendments to Rule G-14 on time of trade reporting, the SEC’s answer to the amendments filed
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In this article 4452.T-JP Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT In this photo illustration a Kao Corporation logo seen displayed on a smartphone.  Igor Golovniov | SOPA Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Company: Kao Corp (4452.T) Business: Japan-based Kao Corp manufactures and sells consumer and chemical products. It operates in five business segments. The
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The U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. declared a local state of emergency Monday to stabilize the islands’ electrical system and pay Water and Power Authority debts after various government-dependent agencies had not been paying their bills. The state of emergency will let the governor use the central government’s rainy-day fund to provide money
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. The FTSE 100 closed at an all-time high on Monday as rising expectations for UK interest rate cuts weakened sterling and boosted corporate valuations in London. Britain’s blue-chip index rose 1.6 per cent to close
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The Inflation Reduction Act has paved the way for broader participation in affordable housing and a renewed focus by developers on sustainability, panelists at Baker Tilly’s 2024 DevelUP conference said this week. One panelist called the 2022 law “the largest opportunity to build foundational generational wealth that you will experience,” and others praised the tax
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