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 "San Francisco":

"… ge Mason’s Law & Economics Center. It’s scheduled for September in San Francisco. …"

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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 "Daniel Akaka":

"… offering a tax-free retirement.” Not all members of Congress agree. Sen. Daniel Akaka, a Democrat from Hawaii — who, like Collins, serves on the Senate Commit …"

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 "judge":

"… alent to a loan at an annual rate of 30 percent or more. This week, a judge in Orange County, Calif., delivered a blow to the company, issuing a preli …"

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 "Steven P. Covey":

"… military retirees who could not otherwise monetize their pension payments.Steven P. Covey, an Army veteran who is one of the founders, defends his company and says …"

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":

"… 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

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 "TSP":

"… , which is similar to a private sector 401(k). The government match to the TSP is 5 percent, and costs are low because much of the program is administere …"

"… m is administered by federal employees.Yet the truly unique feature of the TSP is the Government Securities Investment Fund—or G Fund—which offers, a …"

"… marketable short-term US Treasury securities “specially issued” to the TSP, the government notes. “Payment of principal and interest is guaranteed …"

"… federal employees choose from the menu of investment funds offered by the TSP. Members of Congress, federal employees and US military personnel can inve …"

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 "Inspector General":

"… by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), various federal Offices of Inspector General (OIG), and other government entities. Congressional Research Service repor …"

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 "Wisconsin":

"… ricans are potentially on the line. This report amplifies our call,” the Wisconsin Democrat said after the Center’s story was published Monday.Kohl held he …"

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 "General Motors":

"… ircuit City, the IndyMac Bank, and the Lehman Brothers investment firm.And General Motors’ and Chrysler’s continued losses leave their massive pension plans han …"