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U.S. Budget Deal Stirs Pension Risk Fears

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A last-minute federal budget deal to allow retiree pension benefit cuts affects only retirees in struggling multiemployer pension plans, but any retiree living on a defined benefit pension could...

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Hybrid Offering FAs To Rival Robo-Advisor Platforms

by Maureen Nevin Duffy

NextCapital plans to offer financial advisors technology that it says will rival any online robo-advisor's platform and may give them an edge in the 401(k) business.

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Lockheed Settles Lawsuit Charging It Shortchanged 120,000 Workers, Retirees

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Lockheed Martin agreed to settle a $1.3 billion lawsuit claiming it subjected workers and retirees in its 401(k) plan to excessive fees and left them in a stock fund with bad returns.

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Pension Time Bomb Ticks As Disclosure Rules Toughen

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New Jersey, like other municipal governments, used an accounting sleight-of-hand for years to boost pension-funding levels. New rules are putting an end to the practice.

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Junk Bond Investors May See Gains Wiped Out This Year

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Junk bond investors are poised to forfeit all the gains they’ve accumulated this year as a selloff triggered by plunging oil prices pushes the debt toward its first loss since the financial crisis.

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Gross Backs Krugman View Of Fed In World Of Low Inflation

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“The Fed is in a corner -- it wants to raise rates in 2015 but Oil / Dollar / Disinflation say NO! NO! NO!!” billionaire investor Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group Inc. wrote on Twitter yesterday.

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Many Boomers Fall Short In Retirement Savings

by FA Staff

A new survey says most boomers need more assets to retire securely.

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Social Security Chief Nominee Under Fire

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The chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board defended nominee Carolyn Colvin on Tuesday against accusations of mismanagement and cover-ups in the handling of contracts.

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Franklin Income Fund Hit By Oil Slump, But Sees Opportunity

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The Franklin Income Fund is used to top-dog status among its mutual fund peers, but a 40 percent slide in oil prices since June has hammered its recent performance.

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