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  1. Lockheed Martin to freeze pension plan in 2016

    trueLockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md., will freeze its defined benefit pension plan in early 2016 and start shifting active salaried workers to an enhanced defined contribution program, the company announced Tuesday.

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  1. Wilshire: Funded status of frozen corporate pension funds down in January

    trueThe funded status of a typical closed and frozen corporate defined benefit pension fund decreased 4.2 percentage points in January to 89.3%, according to a report from Wilshire Associates.

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  2. Goodyear freezes U.S. hourly pension plans, vulcanizes DB plans with $1.15 billion

    trueGoodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced on Thursday it has contributed $1.15 billion to its U.S. defined benefit pension plans since the beginning of 2014 and will freeze its U.S. hourly pension plans on April 30.

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  3. Alaska Airlines freezes DB plan for non-union salaried employees

    trueAlaska Airlines Inc. froze its defined benefit pension plan for non-union salaried employees on Jan. 1.

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  4. IRS issues testing relief for closed DB plans

    trueCorporations that sponsor defined benefit plans closed to new employees got some good news Friday from the Internal Revenue Service, which granted relief from non-discrimination testing rules through 2015.

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  5. Philadelphia Archdiocese freezes pension plan

    trueArchdiocese of Philadelphia has decided to freeze its $478 million Lay Employees' Retirement Plan, and will start a defined contribution plan.

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  6. American Honda closing U.S. defined benefit plan in 2014

    trueAmerican Honda Motor Co. Inc. is closing its U.S. defined benefit plan to employees hired on or after Jan. 1, 2014.

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  7. Unum contributes $50 million in Q2, plans to freeze U.S. pension plan

    trueUnum Group, Chattanooga, Tenn., contributed $50 million to its U.S. defined benefit pension plan in the second quarter as part of the company's efforts to freeze the plan at the end of 2013.

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  8. Clewiston, Fla., goes with Securian as bundled provider

    trueClewiston, Fla., hired Securian Financial Group as bundled provider of its $7 million defined benefit plan and new 401(a) plan.

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  9. Detroit pension executives begin talks on benefit cuts

    trueRepresentatives from Detroit's two retirement funds began face-to-face talks with deputies of Kevyn Orr, the city's emergency fiscal manager, over his plan to cut pension benefits, which union leaders say is illegal.

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  10. Chrysler to freeze U.S. pension plans for salaried employees

    trueChrysler Group LLC will freeze its U.S. defined benefit pension plans for salaried employees effective Dec. 31.

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  11. Exelis to freeze salaried employees pension plan in 2016

    trueExelis Inc. will freeze its defined benefit pension plan covering salaried employees at the end of 2016 to complete a process it began in 2011, the McLean, Va.-based defense contractor said.

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  12. Huntington Memorial Hospital chooses Fidelity as record keeper

    trueHuntington Memorial Hospital hired Fidelity Investments as record keeper for its 403(b) plan.

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  13. AXA looks to freeze U.K. pension fund

    trueAXA Group is proposing to freeze its £3.28 billion ($5.08 billion) U.K. defined benefit pension fund, which has been closed to new members since 2003, according to a company spokeswoman.

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