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S&P 500 Companies' Pension Funding Ratio Drops in 2011

July 20, 2012
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Only 18 of the 338 S&P 500 firms with pension plans were fully funded, according to the Standard & Poor's report.
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Most Firms With DB Plans to Keep Them Open to New Hires

May 23, 2012
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Among defined benefit plans offered to new hires, 54 percent are hybrid plans such as cash balance plans, which combine elements of defined benefit and defined contribution plans, but legally are defined benefit plans.
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Judge Rules Law Mandating State Employee Contributions Is Unconstitutional

March 7, 2012
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the law constitutes 'an unconstitutional impairment of plaintiffs' contract with the State of Florida, an unconstitutional taking of private property.'
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Most Financial Execs Feel Pension Plans can Hurt Company, Survey Indicates

December 14, 2011
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Of survey respondents, 68 percent said their companies have closed defined benefit plans to new or all employees in the past five years.
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