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Home Depot Renovates 401(k) Plans to Add Value, Cut Costs

April 9, 2012
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The plans offer a core lineup of 12 options, in addition to the target-date series and a self-directed brokerage window to accommodate participants who want greater access to mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and stocks.
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Employers Struggle to Control Wage-and-Hour Litigation

April 2, 2012
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Employers can minimize the chances of litigation by taking steps that include periodic audits to determine whether employees are being properly classified, as well as careful record-keeping.
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Colorado Auto Dealers' Recruiting Plight Reflects National Trend

March 20, 2012
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Across the country, dealers face a similar challenge, especially in attracting young people who embrace technology. Dealers want experienced or educated people who want a career in the auto industry.
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GM Pension Plan Underfunding Rises in 2011

February 28, 2012
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To reduce liability growth, GM will completely freeze defined benefit plans covering salaried employees, effective Oct. 1, completing a process it began several years ago.
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IT Employment Hits All-Time High

February 8, 2012
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On an annual basis, IT jobs were up 3.4 percent in 2011, more than double the rate of growth that IT employment experienced in 2010 of 1.5 percent.
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Push for Green Jobs: An Interview With David Foster of the Blue Green Alliance

February 2, 2012
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The executive director of the not-for-profit group Blue Green Alliance is an advocate for renewable energy, recycling and energy efficiency, all things he says will help push our overall economy forward.
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Worker Optimism About Retirement Security Grows: Towers Watson

January 19, 2012
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One factor boosting employees' confidence level is the growth in many employees' 401(k) account balances, according to the study.
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Kraft to Cut 1,600 Jobs in U.S., Canada

January 18, 2012
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The Northfield, Illinois-based company will reorganize its domestic sales team, consolidate its U.S. management centers and trim the corporate and business units.
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U.S. Health Care Spending Totaled Nearly $2.6 Trillion in 2010

January 9, 2012
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In 2010, total U.S. health care spending hit $2.593 trillion, or $8,402 per person. While a record, expenditures rose only 3.9 percent in 2010, up slightly from a 3.8 percent increase in 2009, according to statistics compiled by researchers at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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