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  1. Wilshire: City and county pension funding ratios climb to 73% in 2013

    trueThe aggregate funding ratio of U.S. city and county pension plans rose to 73% in fiscal year 2013, up from 69% in 2012, said a report from Wilshire Consulting.

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  1. Loop Capital: State, local funding stabilizes in 2013

    truePension funding at both the state and local levels appears to be stabilizing, according to the 12th annual public pension funding review announced Wednesday by Loop Capital Markets, which found minimal annual declines in fiscal year 2013.

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  2. S&P downgrades New Jersey bonds on pension liability concerns

    trueStandard & Poor’s Ratings Services is lowering its rating on New Jersey’s general obligation bonds to A from A+ in part because of the worsening condition of the state’s pension funding ratio.

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  3. U.K. pension funding shortfall grows in August

    trueThe aggregate deficit of U.K. occupational pension funds in the Pension Protection Fund’s 7800 index increased 39% to £170.6 billion ($274.6 billion) in August.

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  4. Pension funding reports mixed for August

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans fell to 84% in August, down from 84.8% in July, said the latest Milliman 100 Pension Funding index.

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  5. U.S. corporate pension funding ratios decline on falling discount rate

    trueFunding ratios of U.S. corporate pension plans fell in August due to a drop in the discount rate, two new reports show.

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  6. Fitch Ratings: Pension liabilities a key measure in distressed companies

    trueThe pension liabilities of companies in or near bankruptcy deserve closer attention, said a special report issued Wednesday by Fitch Ratings.

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  7. Financial services companies have best pension funding ratio — report

    trueFinancial services companies have the best funded defined benefit plans compared to other business sectors, said a report from BNY Mellon's investment strategy and solutions group.

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  8. Milliman: Corporate pension plan funding inches down in July

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans dropped to 85% in July, down from 85.3% in June, said the latest Milliman 100 Pension Funding index.

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  9. U.K. pension funding deficit rises 12.6% in July

    trueThe aggregate deficit of U.K. occupational pension funds in the Pension Protection Fund's 7800 index increased 12.6% to £122.7 billion in July.

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  10. SEC, Kansas settle over state's pension fund disclosure in bond offerings

    trueThe state of Kansas reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday

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  11. Report: Scranton commuter tax to ease underfunding

    trueA commuter tax enacted by Scranton, Pa., and earmarked for the city’s three retirement plans will raise a projected $5.1 million annually and “chip away” at the city’s $150.2 million in unfunded pension liabilities.

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  12. NISA: Funded status volatility back up from historic low

    trueAfter hitting a historic low in June, the NISA Investment Advisors Pension Surplus Risk index rose 80 basis points to 9.4% at the end of July.

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  13. Mercer: S&P 1500 funded status flat at 85% in July

    trueThe funded status of S&P 1500 companies with defined benefit plans remained at 85% in July due to falling equity markets and slightly rising interest rates, said a monthly report from Mercer.

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