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“Retail Investor Protection Act” Does Not Protect Investors: Coalition

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The controversial “Retail Investor Protection Act, recently introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), is gaining opposition from coalitions set on protecting investor interests.

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Suddenly, Retiree Nest Eggs Look More Fragile

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Many Americans don’t have enough money to carry them through retirement — and many of them know it.

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A Paycheck's Impact on Retirement Income Benefits

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Returning to work can affect Social Security benefits and pension payments, but may also let you turbocharge your nest egg.

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Pensions Are Top Income Source for Wealthier U.S. Retirees

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U.S. retirees with $50,000 or more in annual income are twice as likely as retirees below that threshold to say a work-sponsored pension plan is a major source of retirement funds. Instead, these lower-income retirees overwhelmingly cite Social Security as a major source of their retirement income.

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Groups Give Early Praise to DOL ANPRM On Lifetime Income as a ‘Good First Step’

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The Department of Labor’s recently issued advance notice of proposed rulemaking that would require lifetime income illustrations to be included on pension benefit statements is a "good first step" toward furthering retirement income education, retirement industry groups told BNA in a series of interviews.

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Income, Age Key Factors in Retirement Funding Expectations

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Nonretired Americans' expectations about which sources they will rely on to fund their retirement differ significantly by their annual household income.

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Former Lawmaker Sees Hope in Congress For Multiemployer Plan Recommendations

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Greater congressional interest in retirement policy in recent years could help a proposal that would shore up the multiemployer retirement plan system get adopted into law, former Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) said May 2.

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Adjustable pension plan design begins to gain converts

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A new pension plan design that allows employers to drastically reduce their risk while still providing lifetime income to participants is gaining support as an alternative to moving employees into a defined contribution plans.

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Despite financial troubles, J.C. Penney has one of the best-funded pensions in the country

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Troubled companies usually have troubled pensions, if they have pensions at all. Bankrupt giants such as General Motors Co., American Airlines Inc. and LTV Steel were hampered by billions in unfunded pension liabilities. Then there’s J.C. Penney, whose financial problems have made headlines for months.

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Baby Boomer Confidence Level Still Low On Retirement Security, IRI Survey Finds

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Many members of the baby boom generation continue to lack confidence in their retirement outlook, according to a survey released April 8 by the Insured Retirement Institute.

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