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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… conomics Center, did not respond to multiple requests for comment. As the Center for Public Integrity reported last year, George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center …"

"… to requests for comment. Mercatus Center spokesman Kyle Precourt told the Center for Public Integrity in an email that Norcross is “entrenched in research now and not availab …"

"… than what is spent each year on subsidies to business,” Sirota told the Center for Public Integrity. “And business likes that imbalance.” Critics of pension reform worry …"

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

ANALYSIS: When Medicare isn't Medicare

By Wendell Potter

Ryan plan off-loads risk to beneficiaries

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Investment":

"… the future.  …"

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 "Investment":

"… inst them.”Retired Military Financial Services, also known as Structured Investments, says its payments are “not a loan” and therefore not subject to usur …"

"… by the FINRA Investor Foundation.Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Structured Investments Co., which does business as Retired Military Financial Services and U.S. …"

"… retired and disabled service members since the mid-1990s.  Structured Investments’ focus on lending to veterans could draw the attention of the newly lau …"

"… oversight may have come too late for the Kroots. As required by Structured Investments, the Kroots used their lump sum to help pay off nearly $60,000 in credit …"

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 "Labor":

"… of operating procedures and guidelines for its investment activities.” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who is also chairman of the PBGC board, said she ag …"

DOE pension obligation to contractors has more than doubled

By Laurel Adams

Energy's antiquated contractor system leaves taxpayers footing pension bills

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 "Investment":

"… oyees.Yet the truly unique feature of the TSP is the Government Securities Investment Fund—or G Fund—which offers, as the U.S. government puts it, “the op …"

"… n active participants who qualify.A study by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which oversees the TSP, found that participants in the plan sought …"

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 "Labor":

"… tion’s board is made up of the secretaries of the Treasury, Commerce and Labor Departments.“The size of PBGC’s board also prevents the members from e …"

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 "Pension":

"… sk inside failing companies had more than tripled during the recession.The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s announcement signaled it might need tens …"