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Teamsters pension plan stuck in crisis

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The plight of the Teamsters’ Central States, Southeast & Southwest Pension Plan has been in the news lately and its prospects are not good.

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Do no harm: Protecting retirees in shaky pension plans

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We've all heard the physician's Hippocratic oath: "First, do no harm." But there's a similar, less-well-known principle in the world of pensions: First, do no harm to retirees.

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What To Do If Your Pension Is Frozen Or You're Offered A Lump Sum

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Do you now or have you ever participated in a “defined benefit” pension plan–the kind where a private sector employer promises a set monthly check based on your salary, years of service and retirement age? Are you now retired and receiving a monthly pension check?

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Delphi retirees gaining ground in fight to restore pensions

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Many of the nation’s 20,000 Delphi salaried retirees believe they are gaining ground in their three-year fight to have their full pensions restored.

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Pension tension in store

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Two companies controlled by the daughters of the late millionaire owner of Spag’s Supply Inc. have filed for bankruptcy with $6.1 million-plus in unfunded pension liabilities for 400 former employees of the defunct no-frills discount store.

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Pension or buyout? GM retirees make the tough call

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Is it better for existing retirees to convert their pension to an annuity or to take a lump sum payout?

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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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Point Man on Pensions

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Josh Gotbaum scored a coup last month for the obscure-but-important federal agency he runs when American Airlines parent AMR Corp. reversed plans to dump its underfunded pension plans on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

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Safeguard Your Pension Benefits in Retirement

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The Pension Counseling and Information Projects are mentioned in this Morningstar column, which offers advice on protecting your pension benefits.

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The latest on American Airlines

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Most American Airlines employees can breathe a sigh of relief (sort of), now that the company has announced that it would not seek to terminate three out of four of its pension plans as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. Rather, the company will freeze those plans, meaning that employees will stop earning benefits after a certain date.

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