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  1. Obama tax proposals may be DOA

    truePresident Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Jan. 20 mentioned only broadly his vision for helping middle-class workers save more for retirement, but he's poised to submit proposals to Congress on Feb. 2 as part of his fiscal 2016 budget.

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  1. MetLife appeals to federal court to overturn SIFI designation

    trueMetLife Inc. asked a federal court on Tuesday to overturn its designation as a non-bank systemically important financial institution by the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

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  2. Retirement, financial groups assail proposed regulations on fee-disclosure guide for DC plans

    trueEleven organizations representing retirement and financial industries have asked the federal government to reconsider proposed regulations outlining how service providers should create a fee-disclosure guide for defined contribution plans.

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  3. Comerica chosen as myRA custodian

    trueComerica will serve as custodian for the Treasury Department’s upcoming “myRA” retirement savings bond program, which is being rolled out in phases.

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  4. Comerica picked as custodian for Treasury's myRA retirement program

    truestrong>Comerica was picked to help manage a retirement savings program President Barack Obama announced earlier this year in an effort to help Americans who don't have 401(k) plans.

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  5. 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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  6. Senate passes House version of highway bill

    trueThe U.S. Senate approved on Thursday the House version of a highway funding bill that includes more generous pension funding calculations.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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