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Now to save coal miners’ pensions

05/09/2017 | Lexington Herald Leader

The pension crisis threatens almost 120,000 miners and widows, including 9,000 in Kentucky, and will be thornier than health care to fix because it’s part of a wider problem.

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How to Find an Old Pension or 401 (k) Account

05/08/2017 | Bottom Line Personal

It’s easy to lose track of a 401(k) or pension plan over the years. Ordinarily the best way to recover those missing retirement assets is to contact the former employer’s human resources department. But what if that employer insists that you cashed out your retirement plan long ago or rolled it into a different retirement account? 

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Union pension crisis threatens retirement funds

05/07/2017 | Albany Times Union

John Raffiani's retirement didn't last long. Facing a steep cut in his Teamsters trucking pension, the 70-year-old Greene County man went back to work more than a year ago after a short time away from full-time labor.

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Senate Kills State-Sponsored Retirement Plans For Private Sector Workers

05/03/2017 | Forbes

In a narrow vote, 50 (yes) to 49 (no), the Senate by resolution killed an Obama-era rule that greenlighted state-sponsored auto-IRA retirement programs for small business workers. 

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Pensioners Fight Back Against Cuts

04/27/2017 | Kiplinger's Retirement Report

The Pension Rights Center's Karen Friedman discusses a new pension law that could negatively impact millions of retirees.

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How to Track Down a Lost 401(k) or Traditional Pension

04/24/2017 | BottomLine

Hundreds of millions of dollars in 401(k) retirement account and traditional pension plan assets are going unclaimed. These days it’s not uncommon for workers to change employers 10 times or more over the course of a career—and all that job hopping can make it tough to keep tabs on employer-sponsored retirement plans.

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20,000 Union Members, Retirees at Risk of Losing Pension Benefits

04/22/2017 | Washington Free Beacon

"The guy who worked harder got hit the hardest," Wargo said. "If you could prove that it [the cuts] would keep the plan solvent for 100 some odd years I'd take it, but it's baloney. There are other ways this could have been mended instead of singling out a group of people."

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Flurry of Pension Rescue Filings May Indicate Renewed Confidence

04/18/2017 | Bloomberg BNA

Four more financially beleaguered multiemployer pension plans are testing the rescue application waters, seeking Treasury Department permission to cut benefits.

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Teamsters get a reprieve from pension cuts

04/17/2017 | Albany Times Union

Thousands of upstate retired Teamsters have dodged a potential pension cut, at least for now, thanks to a recent decision by the federal government.

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In absence of help from archdiocese, N.J. pensioners put faith in U.S. Supreme Court

04/03/2017 | NJ.com

While adversaries argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, 79 people who once worked at St. James Hospital in Newark watched the clock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.

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