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  1. Senate follows House in passing bill allowing relief for multiemployer plans

    trueStruggling multiemployer pension funds will be able to reduce retiree benefits under legislation that received final Senate approval Saturday as part of a congressional spending package already approved by the House.

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  1. Misguided search for revenue

    trueThe federal government's appetite for more revenue to feed an expanding federal budget threatens to jeopardize retirement income security.

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  2. Changes announced for ERISA Advisory Council

    trueSecretary of Labor Thomas Perez named five new members of the Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Council.

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  3. Obama's 2015 budget limits retirement tax deductions, increases PBGC premiums

    truePresident Barack Obama's 2015 federal budget, unveiled Tuesday, calls for a 28% limit on retirement-related tax deductions and an overall cap on all retirement accounts, including pensions, that could bring in $1 billion per year in new tax revenue.

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  4. Illusionary retirement accounts

    trueAs currently conceived, myRA helps people start saving now. What is missing is help to encourage them to save even more later.

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  5. Companies bracing for 1-2 retirement punch

    trueDespite the growing drumbeat in Washington to stimulate more retirement savings, the prospect for real change is dim, and retirement plan sponsors are braced for more bad news from Congress and the White House.

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  6. Retirement: A welcome focus from the State of the Union

    trueNot too long ago, talk of a retirement crisis, the reaction, more often than not, was “I'll believe it's a crisis when people start acting like it's a crisis.”

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  7. Obama, Treasury detail new MyRA savings plan

    truePresident Barack Obama directed the Treasury Department on Wednesday to create the “MyRA” retirement savings bond program mentioned in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to reach low- and middle-income workers and others not saving for retirement.

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  8. Obama to propose new retirement plan in State of the Union

    trueRetirement security for workers without access to workplace retirement savings plans will be part of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, according to sources familiar with the proposal.

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  9. FSOC critics get some Senate backing

    trueMoney managers critical of Financial Stability Oversight Council efforts to designate some of their firms as systemically important got bipartisan support from several senators Thursday.

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  10. White House names Federal Reserve candidates

    truePresident Barack Obama picked Stanley Fischer and Lael Brainard as his nominees to serve on the Federal Reserve board of governors, the White House announced Friday. Mr. Obama also said he would nominate current governor Jerome Powell for a second term.

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  11. Alliant Techsystems has no plans to replace CIO

    trueAlliant Techsystems Inc. has no current plans to replace Judith Mares, former vice president and chief investment officer who left to become political deputy assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration.

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  12. Fed doesn't change interest rates, quantitative easing

    trueDespite seeing signs of “growing underlying strength” and diminished downside risk in the economy, members of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington on Wednesday decided to make no changes to their $85 billion-per-month bond purchase program, and to keep a low federal funds rate of ...

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  13. Obama nominates Janet Yellen to lead Federal Reserve

    truePresident Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen on Wednesday to chair the Federal Reserve when the term of current Chairman Ben Bernanke ends in January.

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