Koch brothers, major corporations sponsor pension reform seminar for judges

By Chris Young

Judges who may decide fates of public pension reform disputes to attend seminar sponsored by pro-business interests.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Economics":

"… Charleston, S.C., hotel is hosted by George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center. The “Judicial Symposium on the Economics and Law of Public Pens …"

"… iversity’s Law & Economics Center. The “Judicial Symposium on the Economics and Law of Public Pension Reform,” according to a George Mason event des …"

"… 30 days after it ends. Henry Butler, executive director of the Law & Economics Center, did not respond to multiple requests for comment. As the Center f …"

"… Public Integrity reported last year, George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center regularly organizes business-friendly judicial seminars. The Washi …"

Barack Obama

New law gives US companies a break on pensions

By The Associated Press

Companies win cut in pension contributions; critics say saving pensions is even bigger concern

Plan to cut benefits for injured federal workers stirs concern

By Jim Morris

A move to cut benefits for injured federal workers upsets union officials — and some members of Congress

Excerpts from this story referencing "national workers compensation representative":

"… we’re sending to a federal law enforcement officer,” said Joe Mansour, national workers compensation representative for the Council of Prison Locals, an affiliate of the American Federation …"

ANALYSIS: When Medicare isn't Medicare

By Wendell Potter

Ryan plan off-loads risk to beneficiaries

Excerpts from this story referencing "Aetna":

"… 1(k)s for several large employer customers, CIGNA itself being one of them.Aetna also had a financial services division back then. So two of the biggest he …"

"… on back then. So two of the biggest health insurance firms in the country, Aetna and CIGNA, played key roles in the early years of the great risk shift by …"

"… nce plans in favor of HMOs and other managed care plans (which, of course, Aetna and CIGNA also marketed, and still do).Transitioning from pensions to 401( …"

Judge rules in favor of military retirees who traded their pensions for lump sum payments

By Jason McLure

Judge rules against company that offers "unscrupulous" military pension payouts

Borrower Nightmares: Navy pension signed over as collateral for costly quick cash

By Jason McLure

Retired Navy doctor will pay eventual $242,000 for pension "loan" of $92,000

Excerpts from this story referencing "Janesville":

"… t card interest rates look good.Kirkland Brogdon Sr., a former Marine from Janesville, Calif., took a payout of $24,542 in 2003 in return for eight years of pay …"

Pension insurer criticized for switching investment strategies too frequently

By Alexandra Duszak

Insurer of traditional pensions has changed investment strategies too often

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation":

"… ed from terminated plans and investment income earned on those assets. …"

DOE pension obligation to contractors has more than doubled

By Laurel Adams

Energy's antiquated contractor system leaves taxpayers footing pension bills

Excerpts from this story referencing "Manhattan Project":

"… overnment Accountability Office.DOE’s business model, dating back to the Manhattan Project, relies almost entirely on contractors to carry out department activities …"

Geithner's threat to tap congressional retirement funds rings hollow

By John Aloysius Farrell

Don't worry if Treasury is tapping the G Fund; it'll be paid back in full

Excerpts from this story referencing "Timothy Geithner":

"… nd they were made whole when the impasse came to an end. …"

U.S. agency insuring pensions needs bigger, more active board

By Julie Vorman

The three-member board of directors overseeing the federal corporation that insures traditional pensions of 44 million American workers is t

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government Accountability Office":

"… ng the two-year banking crisis that shook financial markets worldwide, the Government Accountability Office says.The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp’s (PBGC) management and security …"

"… on in liabilities.Following are other new watchdog reports released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), various federal Offices of Inspector General (OIG), and other gover …"

Senior Dem calls for more oversight of pension entity after Center uncovers weakness

By John Solomon

Senate Aging Committee Chairman Herb Kohl says a Center for Public Integrity investigation that uncovered security, management and procureme

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pension":

"… that uncovered security, management and procurement weaknesses inside the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) provides fresh evidence that lawmakers need …"

No guarantees at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

By John Solomon

Last November, the federal corporation charged with protecting Americans’ retirement funds issued an ominous public warning: the amount of p

Excerpts from this story referencing "George Mason University":

"… the auditors said in explaining the significance of their negative finding.George Mason University professor Anthony B. Sanders, a financial accountability expert who has te …"