Here are the top stories at 7:30:
The financial turmoil on Wall Street is reverberating across Vermont’s state retirement funds. State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding says the market slump has caused a decline in the investment portfolios overseen by his office. But Spaulding says the downturn has not affected the benefits paid out to retirees. The University of Vermont has a new high-performance computer that officials say will allow scientists to conduct cutting-edge research.