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National state financial officers group meets in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - State financial officers from across the nation are holding their national conference in Charleston, where they'll hear from two nationally prominent speakers.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, delivers the opening remarks Monday at the two-day conference. And former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft gives the closing speech Tuesday to the conference of the State Financial Officers Foundation hosted by South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis.

The meeting brings together state financial officers as well as representatives from private business.

The topics during the meeting include pension reform, municipal bankruptcies, 529 college savings programs and banking and finance regulatory reform.

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