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Pension funding changes could offer some relief

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Help welcome, but some seeing risky possibilities

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Should state government offer a retirement plan for private citizens?

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State government should offer a retirement plan to the increasing number of people whose companies don't provide a pension or a 401(k) savings program, labor groups and other advocates this week told a legislative panel.

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Financial planning for same-sex couples who seek to wed

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Same-sex marriage, signed into law Thursday in Maryland, will bring significant changes to gay and lesbian couples here. But to their personal finances, maybe not so much.

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Erie's Saint Vincent Health Center considers pension-plan change

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Saint Vincent Health System, scrambling to reverse more than $23 million in losses since 2009, wants to save money by changing its employee pension plan.

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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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Pension Reformers Should Not Promise Freedom From Fiduciary Duties, Borzi Says

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The success of private pension reform will depend on whether proponents can offer models that are more attractive to employers than those available within the current system of private pensions and retirement savings, a senior Department of Labor official said Feb. 22 at a pension event focused on innovation.

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Innovative Defined Benefit Plans Could Be Key to Retirement Security, Speakers Say

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Pension plans can play a key role in establishing retirement systems that reduce risk and provide lifetime income options for participants, speakers said Feb. 22 at a conference on innovative pension plan design.

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Private pensions in crisis: Where do we go from here?

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Private pension downfalls of recent years aren’t only plaguing private companies and employees, but the federal government, prompting a group of retirement policy experts to gather in Washington, D.C. yesterday to discuss possible solutions, including re-imagining what the defined benefit plan could look like.

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Conference Proposes New Pension Options

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Forum Examines New Retirement Plans to Reduce Risk and Increase Retirement Income

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Feds fret over underfunded corporate pensions

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Corporate pensions increasingly look like an economic time bomb for the government.

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