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Who You Gonna Call? Ken Feinberg

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In his latest role, mediator-in-the-spotlight sets sights on troubled pension plans.

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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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Central States Pension Fund Prepares To Slash Hundreds of Thousands of Workers’ Pensions

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For several months, many current and retired truck drivers have feared receiving a letter in the mail that could be “devastating,” in the words of Teamsters union vice-president John Murphy.

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Retirees soon to learn how much pensions may be cut

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Retired truck drivers and others who draw a pension from an underfunded pension plan expect to find out in the next couple of days how much their monthly stipend may be cut.

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Labor Department’s Fiduciary Proposal: Key Provisions to Watch

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The battle over the U.S. Labor Department’s proposal to require financial advisers to put retirement investors’ interests ahead of their own has been fierce, with financial advisers, investor advocates and many financial-services companies watching every twist and turn in this multiyear saga.

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Controversial Pension Advance Industry Flourishes With Little Federal, State Scrutiny

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Effectively unregulated in all but two states, pension advance outfits offer lump-sum payments in exchange for a claim on future pension payouts, often from military retirees. As recent reports from the Government Accountability Office have found, the effective interest rates can be astronomical. In California, rates ranged as high as 84 percent, 7 times the state’s legal maximum.

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PBGC says union pensions facing less risk

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Multiemployer pension plans, those operated by unions on behalf of workers who are or were employed by more than 1 company in a particular industry, are facing less risk than they were last year. But the outlook is still not very good, according to a report issued Monday by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, or PBGC, the federal agency that guarantees private pensions.

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Save Our Retirement Coalition response to letter sent to Secretary Perez on the fiduciary rule

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The Pension Rights Center, as part of the Save Our Retirement Coalition, issued a statement in reaction to a letter sent to Labor Secretary Tom Perez by several members of Congress regarding the Department's proposed fiduciary rule.

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Teamsters Protest as Treasury Debates Allowing Pension Cuts for 1.5 Million Retirees

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About 300 angry Teamsters descended on Washington, D.C., September 10, demanding federal action to protect the pensions of union members threatened with benefit cuts. The retired Teamsters are among a group of as many as 1.5 million retirees from a long list of different labor unions nationwide that could see their pensions slashed under a new law quietly approved late last year.

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Proposed pension cuts have Teamster retirees worried

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Retired truck drivers and other retirees who draw a pension from an underfunded pension plan expect to find out early this fall how much their pension will be cut.

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