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  1. Corporate pension funding slides in August despite declining liabilities — 2 reports

    trueDeclining asset values pushed U.S. corporate pension funding levels down in August, said reports from BNY Mellon and Wilshire Consulting.

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  1. U.K. corporate pension fund deficits fall 4.2% in August

    trueThe total deficit of U.K. corporate pension funds decreased 4.2% to £248 billion ($389 billion) in August.

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  2. Weakest multiemployer pension plans continue to deteriorate — SOA study

    trueFinancially stable multiemployer pension funds became more stable between 2009 and 2013, while financially distressed plans got slightly worse, new research finds.

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  3. U.K. corporate pension fund contributions down 15.5% in 2014

    trueThe U.K.'s largest companies reduced their pension fund contributions in 2014, shows a new report from consultant Lane Clark & Peacock.

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  4. Funded status volatility falls in July

    trueNISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index fell 60 basis points in July to 9.1%.

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  5. Milliman: Corporate funded status falls on first discount rate drop since March

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell 70 basis points to 84.8% at the end of July, the Milliman 100 Pension Funding index showed Thursday.

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  6. Mercer: S&P 1500 DB funded status drops 1 percentage point in July

    trueThe estimated aggregate funding ratio of pension plans sponsored by S&P 1500 companies fell one percentage point to 83% in July, the result of falling discount rates, said a report released Wednesday by Mercer.

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  7. Illinois Senate passes bill to aid Chicago Public Schools in pension fund contributions

    trueThe Illinois Senate passed a bill that would modify the way payments are made to the $10.2 billion Chicago Public School Teachers’ Pension & Retirement Fund.

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  8. Rising liabilities push U.S. corporate funded status down in July — 2 reports

    trueThe funded status of U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell in July because of rising liabilities, said reports from BNY Mellon and Wilshire Consulting.

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  9. Mercer: FTSE 350 pension deficit climbs in June on falling corporate bond yields

    trueThe total deficit for defined benefit funds of the FTSE 350 companies increased 17.3% to £95 billion ($147.5 billion) over the month ended July 31, driven by a fall in corporate bond yields, Mercer said.

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  10. U.K. corporate plan deficits rise in July

    trueThe total deficit of U.K. corporate pension funds increased 2.4% to £259 billion ($401.5 billion) in July, said JLT Employee Benefits in its latest monthly index.

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  11. Highway bill would extend health-care option for overfunded DB plans

    trueSponsors of overfunded defined benefit plans will be able to use excess assets for retiree health care and life insurance, under a highway bill passed by the House late Wednesday.

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  12. Moody's: Pension liabilities increasing for majority of largest local governments

    truePension burdens increased for 31 of the 50 largest local governments in fiscal year 2013, said a new report from Moody's Investors Service.

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  13. Large U.K. companies on the hook for additional investment risk

    trueFTSE 350 companies are on the hook to underwrite an additional £100 billion ($155.2 billion) of investment risk within their pension funds, said a new report by Lincoln Pensions.

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