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Retirement pros have questions for candidates

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I asked top retirement and aging policy experts this question: "If you could pose one question in a presidential debate to the Republican and Democratic nominees, what would it be?"

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Tax Reform Will Shape Pension Agenda; Significant Regulations Expected in 2012

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Congress will pass no major retirement plan legislation in 2012, but the tax treatment of employment-based retirement benefits almost certainly will be part of any tax code overhaul in 2013—for which ideas and positions will become cemented in 2012— according to practitioners interviewed by BNA.

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Finding Your Lost Money

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You may not know it, but millions of Americans are owed money from long-forgotten government payments, stock sales, bank accounts and other lost accounts.

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PBGC: Deficit Swells, Service Continues As Bankruptcies Rise

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An obscure federal agency tasked with protecting the pensions of employees at bankrupt companies has managed to maintain high-quality services under difficult economic conditions.

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New Retirement: Tracking Pension Funds [video]

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CNBC's Sharon Epperson's "New Retirement" segment shows workers how to track all the retirement funds they have coming to them.

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SunTrust latest large company to freeze pensions

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SunTrust Banks will freeze its employee pension plan at year’s end, following a cost-cutting move pursued in recent years by several companies.

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Who Killed the Pension Plan?

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The continuing collapse of traditional pension plans has undermined the confidence Americans once had that they could retire comfortably, and the push toward such alternatives as 401(k) plans has yet to meet expectations.

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Underfunding is a constant worry as stocks dive, rates dive low

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The roller-coaster stock market and rock-bottom interest rates have buffeted the funding levels of most corporate pension plans in recent months, experts say.

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New IRS Procedures for Church Plan Rulings

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On September 26, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Rev. Proc.

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Employers Restore 401(k) Matches

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The majority of companies that suspended their 401(k) match during the recession have since restored them, according to a new Towers Watson report.

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