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"Retirement Heist: Overlooked Causes of the Retirement Crisis."

Posted by Nancy Hwa on November 11, 2011

On Monday, the Pension Rights Center, the New America Foundation, and AARP hosted a discussion, "Retirement Heist: Overlooked Causes of the Retirement Crisis." The forum centered on investigative journalist Ellen Schultz’s new book, Retirement Heist, which we’ve mentioned before. Speakers included the author herself, Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis Borzi, David Certner of AARP, Don Fuerst of the American Academy of Actuaries, Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation, and our own director, Karen Ferguson

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Retirement Heist steals the spotlight

Posted by Nancy Hwa on September 29, 2011

Today, Morning Edition on NPR featured an interview with former Wall Street Journal reporter Ellen Schultz about her new book, Retirement Heist.

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Shining a light on a hidden pension world

Posted by Kyle Garrett on September 18, 2011

In a new book, Retirement Heist, prize-winning journalist Ellen Schultz has provided the ultimate backstage pass to the world of pensions, with plenty of drama and shocking details.

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A race to the bottom?

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on September 14, 2011

New Census Bureau data released earlier this week shows that more Americans are living in poverty now than at any time since 1993. While an increase might be understandable, given the uncertain economy, the numbers are still staggering.

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Why regulations matter

Posted by on July 20, 2011

In today’s anti-government political environment, there’s a lot of rhetoric thrown around about the bugaboo “excessive regulation.”

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PBGC urges bankruptcy court to protect pensions for Harry & David employees

Posted by Rebecca Davis on July 06, 2011

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) recently announced that it has asked a bankruptcy court to continue the company’s defined benefit pension plan, siding with the employees and retirees of Harry & David Holdings Inc.

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Retirement...What's that?

Posted by Joellen Leavelle on June 23, 2011

Yesterday I attended a hearing held by the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Called Stories from the Kitchen Table: How Middle Class Families are Struggling to Make Ends Meet, the hearing focused on the all-too-familiar challenges that many of America's middle class families are facing due to the economic downturn. 

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Snail mail or e-mail? The Labor Department wants to know.

Posted by on June 22, 2011

How would you prefer to receive information about your retirement plan: delivered by regular mail on paper or electronically by e-mail? 

What if you don’t use a computer at work and only have access to a computer at home?

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Hey, Republicans and Democrats: Are you listening?

Posted by Nancy Hwa on June 16, 2011

On NPR this morning, Morning Edition aired a story on the Republican Leadership Conference, which is taking place in New Orleans this weekend.  At one point, the reporter interviewed two women who were waiting in line to meet former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. 

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