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Karen Friedman appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show [VIDEO]

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PRC Executive Vice President and Policy Director Karen Friedman was a panelist on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss pensions and the retirement income crisis.

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Private Pensions: Pension Tax Incentives Update

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We issued reports in 2001 and 2011 that, among other things, examined the trends in plan formation and the characteristics of participants affected by the statutory limits for contributions to defined contribution (DC) plans.

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Little-known government benefit protects retirees [VIDEO]

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The Western States Pension Assistance Project is profiled in this television news story. The Project is one of seven regional pension counseling projects that provide free legal assistance to anyone with a question about their traditional pension, 401(k), or other employer-sponsored retirement plan.

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Boeing's Pension Scale Back Is a Sign of the Coming Times

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The past week has brought two ultimately related pieces of news. Boeing announced it would freeze pensions for 68,000 non-union workers and move them into a 401(k)-style retirement plan, according to Bloomberg. The change starts in 2016 and is intended to cut costs, according to the report.

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The Best 401(k)s Set a Higher Bar for Others

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Every December for five years, BrightScope, a financial research firm based in San Diego, has published a list of the top 30 401(k) plans. These standouts provide, among other qualities, generous company contributions, quick access to that corporate money, low fees and a wide array of investment options.

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"I am not Margaret Mead" [VIDEO]

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Karen Friedman appears in this video about women and retirement that the Service Employees International Union created for Women's History Month.

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Boeing freezing nonunion workers' pensions in 2016

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About 10,500 nonunion Boeing employees in St. Louis will see their pensions frozen in 2016 as the company moves to limit its costs for employee retirement.

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Evaluating 401(k) Plans in a House of Mirrors

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Every few months, a financial services company releases numbers touting the success of 401(k) plans. 401(k) account balances are higher than ever! 401(k) plans are working just fine! There is no retirement crisis!

However, like magicians, these firms don’t want you to see what's behind the numbers.

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The Activist Awards

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Suppose our country had another Academy Awards gala for citizen heroes – those tiny numbers of Americans who are working successfully fulltime in nonprofit groups to advance access to justice, general operations of our faltering democratic society, and the health, safety, and economic well-being of all citizens.

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State's leading business group down on proposed pension bill

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The state's leading business group is firing a warning shot about new legislation that would require Connecticut companies not providing retirement benefits to direct employees toward a state-sponsored program.

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