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A big step forward for state-based initiatives

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For the past 15 years, one of the Center’s top priorities has been to find innovative ways of finishing the formidable task of expanding pensions and retirement savings for the about 50 percent of the workforce – 70 million Americans – who are not currently participating in an employer-sponsored retirement savings or pension plan.

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Experts watching high court session

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Pension plan executives and other investors are watching several Supreme Court cases in the term starting Oct. 5, especially ones that could change the rules for bringing legal actions against corporations, and challenges to when and where retirement plan participants can sue.

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Investment Advisers: Who Are They and Why Does It Matter?

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The universe of financial advisers can be very confusing. People who give financial advice use many different labels, including 

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Got a pension? Act now to save it

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If you were among the 15.7 million private-sector workers with a traditional defined benefit pension plan in the U.S. in 2012, now might be good time to stop counting your blessings.

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Corporate pension execs wary of derisking fallout

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Corporate executives are bracing for regulatory judgment calls on how they handle derisking through lump-sum payments and annuity purchases, lobbyists say.

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This week’s other huge (but little-noticed) fight: Wall Street’s newest scheme

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While we're all distracted, a quiet battle this week could seriously affect your finances. Here's what's at stake

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Pension Rights Advocates Urge Caution In Altering Rules on Deferred Vested Benefits

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Pension rights advocates are concerned that a proposed Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service regulation would delegate authority to the IRS commissioner to create special rules for satisfying notice requirements related to deferred vested benefits. [PDF]

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Armed with fee info, plan sponsors bailing on service providers

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Mandated retirement plan fee disclosure has been in effect for only a few weeks, but plan sponsors are already bailing on costly service providers.

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For 401(k)s, Size Matters

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Higher fees? Less scrutiny from the boss? Experts say workers at smaller firms should pay extra attention to their retirement plans.

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4 Key Items to Look For in New 401(k) Disclosures

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It's easy to overlook what's important when it comes to saving money. Many people would sooner clip a toothpaste coupon than review their retirement accounts to assess whether they can minimize investment fees.

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