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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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Insurance Firm CEO Turns Down Year-End Bonus

April 6, 2012
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Hartford's Liam McGee had come under fire this year from the president of hedge fund manager Paulson & Co. and Hartford's largest single stockholder, who urged Hartford to break up the company in order to boost shareholder value.
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Military Veterans Finding a Niche Among Auto Dealers

April 5, 2012
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Not only can dealers get one-time tax credits ranging from $2,400 to $9,600 for hiring veterans, but recruiters and dealers say many veterans have attributes that make them strong job candidates.
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Racial Disparities in 401(k) Accounts Found: Aon

April 4, 2012
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Among the employees who reported pulling money out of their retirement savings, two-thirds indicated they needed the cash for an emergency, debt or day-to-day living expenses.
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Dropping Health Care Coverage No Easy Decision for Employers

March 28, 2012
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Because employer and employee health care benefit contributions are made on a pretax basis, it wil cost employers considerably more than the $2,000-per-employee fee for dropping coverage, if the law survives legal challenges being heard by the Supreme Court.
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Survey: Health Care Reform Splits Employers

March 26, 2012
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Forty percent of employers want the high court, which is hearing oral arguments this week on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to strike down the 2010 law. Still, employers are far from being united in favor of repealing it.
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SEC: Financial Advisers Traded on Info Gleaned From AA Meeting

March 13, 2012
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The pair allegedly learned about an upcoming insurance company merger during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, where shares rose 64 percent.
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Fortune 1000 Firms' Pension Plan Funding Falls to 78% in 2011

March 6, 2012
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The aggregate funding level of 422 pension plans offered by Fortune 1000 companies fell to 78 percent in 2011, down from 84 percent in 2010 and 81 percent in 2009, according to Towers Watson & Co. analysis.
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