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 "ExxonMobil":

"… dges who may decide the cases’ fates. Conference funders, which include ExxonMobil, Google and Wal-Mart, could benefit from efforts to slash benefits for pub …"

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 "Federal Bureau of Prisons":

"… hard, on the left side of the head. I was knocked unconscious.” Unwin, a Federal Bureau of Prisons employee for 16 years, hasn’t worked since. He doesn’t have a full ran …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Judge":

"… ndant's practice is unscrupulous and substantially injurious" to retirees, Judge David Velasquez wrote.He awarded $2.9 million to the 63 pensioners who fil …"

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 "San Antonio":

"… nds in medical and related bills for treatment in hospitals from London to San Antonio. An unexpected tax bill triggered by taking money out of a retirement plan …"

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

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 "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 "Lehman Brothers":

"… it of $23 billion in September, due in part to terminated pension plans at Lehman Brothers, IndyMac Bank, Circuit City, Nortel, Delphi Corp. and other big ones in th …"

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 "Inspector General":

"… t four times a year. The bill would also ensure the PBGC Advisory Council, Inspector General, and General Counsel have full and direct access to the board. …"

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 "Chrysler":

"… ac Bank, and the Lehman Brothers investment firm.And General Motors’ and Chrysler’s continued losses leave their massive pension plans hanging in the bala …"