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Supreme Court to hear 401(k) fee case

02/23/2015 | CNNMoney

Retirement savers may soon get a boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the country's highest court will hear arguments in a case that revolves around the investment fees paid by 401(k) plan participants.

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State private retirement programs get help from president

02/23/2015 | Pensions & Investments

Private-sector retirement solutions programs at the state level are getting a boost from the White House.

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Persistent UMass center helps retirees track down pensions

02/22/2015 | Boston Globe

Such persistence is the hallmark of the Pension Action Center, a nonprofit that for more than 20 years has helped people find and claim the benefits due them. Since its founding in 1994, the center has helped recover more than $50 million owed to 7,500 retirees.

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Union retirees fear dramatic pension cuts under new federal law

02/15/2015 | Akron Beacon Journal

Bill Hendershot and his wife live on his union pension and Social Security. Hendershot, a retired Consolidated Freightways long-distance truck driver, gets around now in a 12-year-old Toyota Corolla. More...

Pension plans, once inviolable promises to employees, are getting cut

02/09/2015 | Washington Post

The stock market has soared more than 75 percent in the past five years, yet many pension funds, where many middle-class workers should benefit from the market’s rise, continue to struggle, jeopardizing benefits for the workers who were counting on them in retirement.

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Large Foundations: Rethink Your Priorities

02/09/2015 | Huffington Post

It is potentially the golden age of philanthropy, but unfortunately many areas of recognized need are too often ignored by foundation boards and their executives.

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Big change to law on union pensions

02/04/2015 | NWLaborPress

A new law passed by Congress in December could affect more than one million union workers and retirees who are covered by union-sponsored multiemployer pension plans. The law, which is now in effect, allows the trustees of severely distressed pension plans to reduce benefits for current and future retirees — if doing so can save the plan from future insolvency.

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For some 3Mers, crowdsourcing key to pension decision

01/31/2015 | Star Tribune

When 3M offered to buy out defined pension plans, comparing notes online emerged as a useful tool.

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Retirements reduced by the stroke of a pen in D.C.

01/31/2015 | Albany Times Union

About 100,000 New Yorkers who depend on a variety of private-sector union pensions could be facing lowered payments in coming years.

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13 On Your Side Consumer Alert: Pension Advances

01/28/2015 | WZZM (Lansing, Michigan)

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning consumers about a relatively new practice called pension advances.

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