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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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Pension Rights Center to Ask Congress For a Moratorium on Pension Cash-Outs

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The Pension Rights Center will ask Congress to place a moratorium on large employers offering to cash out the pension benefits of current and former employees and retirees, the pension rights group said in an Oct. 18 news release. [PDF]

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Pension Rights Center asks for moratorium on lump sum and annuity derisking

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The Pension Rights Center wants Congress to impose a moratorium on derisking moves by corporate defined benefit plans, including lump-sum buyouts and annuity contracts, while the impact on retirees is studied.

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Pension advocacy group calls for temporary halt to lump sum buyouts

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Spinning off pension liabilities may help investors, but hurt retirees.

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Pension Rights Center wants Congress to put moratorium on pension plan de-risking

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A consumer group says it plans to ask Congress to impose a moratorium on pension plan de-risking approaches to give lawmakers time to examine the implications of de-risking on plan participants.

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Pension Rights Center Questions Pension Buy-Outs

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Congress should impose moratorium until policymakers consider risks to plan participants, center says.

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“De-Risking” Pensions Could be Risky to Pensioners

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WASHINGTON -- In the wake of moves by several large companies to “de-risk” their traditional pension plans, the Pension Rights Center is calling for a moratorium on such actions until Congress can look into the risks posed by these strategies to workers and retirees.

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Verizon-Pru deal the latest move to reduce pension liability

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Some 41,000 retired managers of Verizon Communications Inc. soon will be receiving their monthly pension benefit via an annuity payment from Prudential Financial Inc.

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Companies with lump-sum pension offers

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A slideshow of companies that are offering lump-sum pension buyouts

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Retirees take some lumps from lump-sum offers

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Former employees tempted by pension buyouts, but most better off with income stream

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