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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.