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Supreme Court to hear 401(k) fee case

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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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For some 3Mers, crowdsourcing key to pension decision

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

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Fiduciary breach issue gets Supreme Court hearing

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The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in an ERISA case that could greatly expand guidelines for defined contribution plan executives' fiduciary responsibilities.

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High marks for retirement plans

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This week, President Obama unveiled his economic fixes for the middle-class. Among them was a proposal for Automatic IRAs, which he has championed since the Administration’s early days.

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Obama Signals Support for DOL Fiduciary Redraft

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DOL fiduciary redraft said to be heading to OMB any day as opponents and supporters prepare for battle

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Court Watchers Looking at Plan Fees, Retiree Benefits, Church Plans in 2015

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Just as 2014 brought big rulings on stock-drop litigation and equitable remedies like reformation and surcharge, 2015 is shaping up to be another big year for ERISA litigation, with pending cases involving retiree health benefits, plan fee cases and ERISA's church plan exemption.

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Fiduciary Re-Proposal, Fee Disclosures On Deck for 2015; MEPs Wait in the Wings

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Top employee benefit issues for the Department of Labor in 2015 are similar to those in 2014: a re-proposal that would expand the definition of "fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and guidance on plan fee disclosures.

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New Fiduciary Push Faces Longer Odds

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A coalition of consumer-oriented public interest groups has created a website designed to mobilize public support for a uniform fiduciary standard in anticipation of a renewed push to expand the standard.

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Time to close Wall Street’s “Retirement Advice” loophole

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There is a loophole in the rules that govern Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice that can drain away thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account.

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Coalition Petitions For Pension Advisor Fiduciary Mandate

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Several of the nation’s most influential consumer and labor groups have started an online petition demanding a fiduciary obligation on financial advisors consulting with pension plans and their participants.

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