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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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Dialed-up employee outcry causes AOL to dial back 401(k) changes

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If you’re an AOL employee who went away for a long weekend you might have missed the hubbub about your 401(k) plan.

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More New Retirement Account Proposals

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Americans are way short in their retirement savings and President Obama’s MyRA plan that he unveiled last week isn’t the only new proposal that aims to help with that problem.

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Sen. Harkin Proposes Bill to Expand Workers’ Access to Retirement Plans

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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) unveiled long-awaited legislation that proposes to provide all workers with access to a retirement plan through automatic payroll deductions, particularly workers who currently don’t have access to employer-provided retirement plans.

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Harkin's universal retirement plan called a good start despite some hurdles

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An ambitious idea for a universal retirement program introduced Jan. 30 by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is being welcomed for advancing a national debate on ways to improve retirement security, but it faces an uphill climb in Congress.

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House Democrats Seek Dialogue With DOL On Conflict-of-Interest Rule Re-Proposal

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Thirty House Democrats have requested to have a "dialogue" with Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez about the agency’s re-proposal of the rules expanding the definition of fiduciary before the rules are submitted to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Fiduciary Rules, Lifetime Income Illustrations, Disclosures Top Practitioners’ DOL Concerns

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The Department of Labor’s re-proposed fiduciary rule is likely to stir up a great deal of practitioner interest in 2014, along with the department’s projects on disclosures and lifetime income illustrations, practitioners told Bloomberg BNA.

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Timing of Fiduciary Rule for Retirement Plans Questioned

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If you have a 401(k) or other retirement plan, you may be waiting even longer before new government standards are imposed that require your financial adviser to act in your best interest.

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House Democrats urge caution on DOL fiduciary-duty rule

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A group of 30 House Democrats has warned Labor Secretary Thomas Perez that a pending rule that would raise investment advice standards for retirement-plan advisers could hurt investors with modest assets.

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