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Despite market volatility, Florida state pensions to continue record of positive gains

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In a volatile year for the stock market, Florida’s $143 billion pension fund managed to eke out a gain in the recently concluded fiscal year, keeping a positive streak alive that has extended since a 19 percent drop in 2009. Ash Williams, executive director of the State Board of Administration, which manages the fund, described the market volatility as a “circular roller coaster” in a March report to Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet. The ride continued through the end…

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Charlie Crist responds to President Obama’s meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu

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The Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate campaign today released a statement from Governor Crist regarding recent reports that President Obama “dumped [Benjamin Netanyahu] for dinner”: “I am troubled by news reports concerning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with President Obama and White House officials,” said Gov. Crist. “The President has expressed concern that our foreign policy may give the impression that the United States favors Israel. “Note to Mr. President: We do favor Israel. We are allies. Israel has…

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