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Workers Come Out Winners Even After 401(k) Lawsuits Are Losers

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Few workers are happy with the performance of their 401(k) plans in recent years but how much blame should be placed with employers?

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Faith in Wall Street puts retirement at risk [video]

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Rachel Maddow reviews the ways Wall Street privatization has eroded the traditional pillars of retirement, leaving Social Security the only remaining reliable source of lasting income for Americans who don’t want to have to work until they die.

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Changes Could Lead Millions to Abandon Retirement Plans

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The government officials considering changes to how retirement savings vehicles such as 401(k)s work may want to note a survey this year by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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You Can't Delay Retirement If You Don't Have a Job

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It's become fashionable to say that longer life spans mean average Americans work well into into their 60s and possibly their 70s—what was once considered the early retirement years. The problem is, few prospects await most people who need or want to stay in the workforce.

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Retirement at risk

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Most are way behind, lack skills to plan life after work

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Retirement experts clash over tax breaks for 401(k) plans

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Some want to boost the deferral limit – others want to do away with it

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401(k) savings proposal gets cold shoulder from panel

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A proposal to replace the current tax deductions for 401(k) plans and IRAs with a flat tax credit got a chilly reception before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday as panel members and pension experts defended the plans and the incentives for employers to provide them.

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Senate Panel Hears Sharp Disagreement on Improving Retirement Savings

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Proposals ranged from substantial changes in the current system to adjustments that would not alter it drastically

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Baucus Urges Minimizing Costs in Retirement Savings Proposals

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Proposals seeking to increase workers’ retirement savings by making adjustments to the U.S. tax code should weigh the costs of such shifts, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said in a hearing held by the panel in Washington.

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401(k) Plan Revamp Eyed By Senate Finance Committee

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With less than one-half of workers having access to a retirement plan and even fewer saving enough for their old age, Congress is looking at ways to help get more Americans on track to a secure retirement.

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