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Pension funding changes could offer some relief

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Help welcome, but some seeing risky possibilities

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Is Congress setting itself up for a pension crisis?

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Who wants to hear about pensions? No one. But that’s sort of the point! Yesterday, I noted that the Senate’s two-year highway bill used a few gimmicks to paper over shortfalls in gas-tax revenue. And one of those was a little-noticed tweak in pension rules that could end up being quite important.

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Don’t Let Companies Slash Pension Payments

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There is something about pensions that makes their sponsors just want to say no. For months we have been reading about cities and states failing to pay what is due into employee pension funds. Now corporate America is getting into the act.

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American Air pension battle may spread

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American Airlines wants to terminate the pensions of 130,000 workers as part of its bankruptcy proceeding. The move would be good for the company's balance sheet, but would it be good for America?

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Pension Reformers Should Not Promise Freedom From Fiduciary Duties, Borzi Says

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The success of private pension reform will depend on whether proponents can offer models that are more attractive to employers than those available within the current system of private pensions and retirement savings, a senior Department of Labor official said Feb. 22 at a pension event focused on innovation.

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Innovative Defined Benefit Plans Could Be Key to Retirement Security, Speakers Say

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Pension plans can play a key role in establishing retirement systems that reduce risk and provide lifetime income options for participants, speakers said Feb. 22 at a conference on innovative pension plan design.

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Conference Proposes New Pension Options

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Forum Examines New Retirement Plans to Reduce Risk and Increase Retirement Income

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Feds fret over underfunded corporate pensions

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Corporate pensions increasingly look like an economic time bomb for the government.

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American Airlines pension default Q&A

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American Airlines is heading toward the largest default of a defined-benefit pension plan in U.S. history.

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The problem with Mitt Romney's IRA

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In the last few weeks Mitt Romney’s Individual Retirement Account has come under intense scrutiny because of the amount of money he has stashed away in it.The Wall Street Journal estimates the value of Romney’s IRA to be somewhere between a whopping $20 million and a staggering $101.6 million.

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