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Articles by Jessica Marquez

State of the Sector Pension & Retirement Benefits

August 9, 2005
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Policymakers strive to take the best aspects of 401(K)s and traditional pensions to help workers save enough for retirement--and ease liability concerns for employers.
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Making 401(k)s Last by Offering Annuities

August 9, 2005
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Motorola and BHP Billiton are among the companies considering this option.
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JPMorgan Stock Option Plan Throws a Lifeline to Employees When Shares Are Underwater

August 4, 2005
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JPMorgan’s program allows workers to get value out of worthless options and could benefit companies facing new rules on expense reporting.
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Faced With High Turnover, Retailers Boot Up E-learning for Quick Training

August 3, 2005
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When training cycles take four months, but many employees stay on the job for six months, it’s clear why some retailers are turning to shorter online courses.
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Leading Indicators

June 29, 2005
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Think nice guys--and gals--finish last? Don't tell that to researcher and consultant Roslyn Courtney, who has found that the most successful leaders are accessible, encourage candid dialog and show respect for employees and customers.
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Time Is Ripe for 401(k) Sponsors to Revisit Pacts

June 6, 2005
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As defined-contribution plans continue to become the retirement savings vehicle of choice for employers, competition among the record keepers servicing these plans is expected to increase.
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IBM Strives for the Security of Defined-Benefit Programs as It Shifts Focus to 401(k)s

May 27, 2005
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Managed accounts, automated features and annuities are aimed at ensuring that employees have enough to last after retirement.
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Orman Is Head of the Class in Avaya Program

May 26, 2005
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Whether Avaya's approach will be successful in the long run remains to be seen.
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