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Unhappy Fort Worth workers should compare their pensions with corporate America's

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And some companies are exploring other ways of shedding their pension obligations. They call it "de-risking."

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Employees Throwing Away Free Money?

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PRC Legal Director Rebecca Davis is interviewed on CNBC's "Closing Bell" about the barriers some people may experience when relying on 401(k) plans to save for retirement.

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NFL sacks referees’ retirement security

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If you’re a sports fan, chances are that you’ve heard about the standoff between the NFL and its referees. The impasse, resolved on Thursday, resulted in three weeks of officiating by replacement referees who, according to some, fumbled more calls than the players. For many, this would have been the news. However, we at the Pension Rights Center

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Sen. Harkin Outlines Pension Proposal Based on Privately Trusteed Hybrid Model

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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) released a retirement security proposal July 27, saying he will formally introduce legislation next year but that he wants candidates to debate the proposal during congressional and presidential campaigns this fall.

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GM's pension move is a lemon

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Last week, General Motors announced that it will offer 42,000 of its salaried retirees the opportunity to take their lifetime monthly pension benefits as a one-time lump-sum payment.

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401(k) Plan Sponsors: Workers Can't Afford to Retire

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The retirement-plan industry regularly extols the virtues of 401(k)s and other retirement investment programs. Yet a survey of the heads of many big employer retirement plans found that nearly 80 percent of them agreed that "the days of working until the age of 65, retiring, and then never having to work again are generally over for most workers."

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A New Chapter of Pension Plan Woes

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Pensions used to be a reliable stream of retirement income, but these twists and turns could put a pension benefit in jeopardy.

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Can we call it a comeback...for DB plans?

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I hope so. According to a newly-released Towers Watson survey, it looks like defined benefit pension plans are making a comeback – especially among younger workers. 

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Relying on tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot to fund your retirement?

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Looking for ways to finance your retirement? If you’re like Jason Schutz of St. Cloud, Minnesota and you only have a 401(k) plan, you might have bought a lottery ticket for tonight’s record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot.

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To expand retirement security, a look to the states

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There is a movement afoot to use the efficiencies of public retirement systems to administer new types of pension plans for private-sector workers.

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