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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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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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Tax Reform Will Shape Pension Agenda; Significant Regulations Expected in 2012

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Congress will pass no major retirement plan legislation in 2012, but the tax treatment of employment-based retirement benefits almost certainly will be part of any tax code overhaul in 2013—for which ideas and positions will become cemented in 2012— according to practitioners interviewed by BNA.

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