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  1. Milliman: 100 largest corporate plans see little funding movement in March

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell to 81% at the end of March, down 20 basis points from February, the Milliman 100 Pension Funding index showed Thursday.

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  1. Charting corporate funding status through the years

    trueSee a series of graphs and charts showing the funded status of the top 100 corporate pension funds.

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  2. Funded status hurt by longer lifespans, discount rate drop

    trueThe average funding ratio of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans dropped 7.7 percentage points in 2014 to 85.8%, despite strong investment returns that averaged 9.2%, Pensions & Investments' annual analysis of corporate SEC filings shows.

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  3. It's time for leadership

    trueThe time has come for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to exhibit leadership.

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  4. Wilshire: S&P 500 funded status plummets in 2014 despite strong returns

    trueThe aggregate funded status for pension plans sponsored by S&P 500 companies fell 720 basis points to 82.5% in 2014 as liability growth outpaced assets, said an annual report from Wilshire Consulting.

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  5. Towers Watson: Funding of 100 largest corporate pension plans drops to 81% in 2014

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans fell eight percentage points in 2014 to an aggregate 81%, said a report from Towers Watson.

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  6. U.K. pension funding deficit rises 17.7% in March

    trueThe aggregate deficit of occupational pension funds covered by the U.K. Pension Protection Fund’s 7800 index increased 17.7% to £292.6 billion ($436.9 billion) in March.

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  7. Corporate funding ratios dip in first quarter — 2 reports

    trueThe aggregate funded status of S&P 500 companies with defined benefit plans fell 120 basis points to 82% in the first quarter as liability growth outpaced assets, Aon Hewitt said.

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  8. NISA: Funded status volatility rises in March

    trueNISA Investment Advisors’ Pension Surplus Risk index ticked up 60 basis points in March to 10.5%.

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  9. Mercer: FTSE 350 pension funding deficit rises 9.5% in March

    trueThe total funding deficit of U.K. FTSE 350 companies’ pension funds increased 9.5% to £127 billion ($189.6 billion) in March, Mercer said.

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  10. Funded status falls in first quarter for U.S. corporate DB plans — 2 reports

    trueThe funded status of U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell slightly in the first quarter of 2015, said reports from BNY Mellon and Legal & General Investment Management America.

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  11. New settlement proposed in Rhode Island pension overhaul lawsuit

    trueA new proposed settlement to end litigation against Rhode Island’s state pension overhaul was revealed in court on Thursday.

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  12. Kansas General Assembly passes bill for $1 billion pension bond issuance

    trueThe Kansas General Assembly passed a bill to issue $1 billion in pension obligation bonds for the $16 billion Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.

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  13. Milliman: Lower discount rates, contributions sink corporate pension funding in 2014

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell to 81.7% at the end of 2014, down 6.1 percentage points from the end of 2013 as liabilities rose faster than assets, a Milliman report shows.

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