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NLRB Nominee Becker Blocked by Senate Filibuster

February 9, 2010
Republicans say National Labor Relations Board nominee Harold Craig Becker would take his union stances onto the board. Democrats—minus the two who joined the filibuster—denounce what they call Republican obstructionism. President Barack Obama could still make a recess appointment to the board.
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DB Sponsors Under the Gun to Fund Plans

January 21, 2010
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 requires defined-benefit plans to be fully funded by 2011. Because of the financial crisis, Congress eased the law’s original funding requirements in 2008. But each year, companies still need to meet specific funding levels until plans are 100 percent funded in 2011.
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