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DOL, industry spar over fund lineups

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The Labor Department and representatives from service providers and pension advocacy groups today sparred over whether presenting a retirement plan with a fund lineup constitutes investment advice.

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7 Conflicts of Interest in Your 401(k) Plan

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Employer-sponsored 401(k) plans are riddled with conflicts of interest, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week.

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GAO Slams 401(k) Plans for Conflicts of Interest

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The nation’s 401(k) retirement plans are riddled with conflicts of interest that are causing financial damage to tens of millions of savers, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today titled Improved Regulation Could Better Protect Participants from Conflicts of Interest.

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Economy puts some retirements at risk

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Some Americans who put money aside and invested in 401(k)s and other retirement plans thought they had it made, but a new analysis finds that many haven't saved nearly enough.

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GAO lifts hood on target date funds – and finds big problems

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recommended several major changes to the use of target date funds in 401(k) plans after finding that investments in funds with similar end dates vary wildly.

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Fidelity: market gains push 401(k)s to record high

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Small companies catch up to larger ones on restorations.

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Blacks, Hispanics hold few investments, poll shows

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As the economy emerges from the recession and the national debate turns to limiting the cost of the social safety net, only one in four African Americans and one in six Hispanics reported owning stocks, bonds or mutual funds, a new poll shows.

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New federal rule should reveal hidden fees eating away at your 401(k) investment

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Members of a local law firm approached Orlando financial planner Paul Auslander with a problem: They suspected that fees were taking too big a bite out of their 401(k) retirement plan, but they had no way of knowing for sure.

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Retiring Boomers Find 401(k) Plans Fall Short

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The 401(k) generation is beginning to retire, and it isn't a pretty sight.

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ERISA Class-Action Suits Shape U.S. Retirement Future

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In the absence of a national retirement policy, litigators in the courts — not lawmakers — have played an outsize role in shaping America’s retirement future. Why? Participant-directed defined contribution plans, most often 401(k)s, did not exist as mainstream retirement schemes when ERISA was created.

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