March 22, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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March 22, 2013

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

401(k) loans usually not taken out frivolously, lawmakers told

Bill Aims to Thwart Retirement Plan Leakage

Workers Support Guaranteed Income Options

Few U.S. workers have talked to adviser about retirement

A Match.com for Financial Advisors?

Despite Recovery, Retirement Readiness Still Shaky

We Are Witnessing the Greatest Retirement Crisis in American History

PENSION PLANS

California Teacher Pensions Need $4.5B More Each Year

Social Security benefits a last-minute thought for boomers

Illinois Senate Passes Measure to Reduce Pension Deficit

Single-Employer DB Plans: How They Work, Why They Are Important, and the Challenges They Face

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Fed sticks with bond-buying program despite improving economy

Builders are caught off guard by demand for houses

Senate passes stopgap bill to head off U.S. government shutdown

Fed Holds Rates, QE in Place as Congress Holds Budget Hostage

Finding pockets of outperformance in fixed income

CFOs on Currency Prices: What’s the Value?

Insurers’ IT spending to hit $140.2 billion

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Cyprus worries may boost hedge fund exit requests

S&P 500 Beating All 15 Hedge Fund Strategies in 2013

Hedge funds face dilemma of implementing socially responsible investing

Non-profit foundations now main investors in private equity

HEALTHCARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

The Face of Future Health Care

The Flip Side of Higher Premiums: Better Health Coverage

A Look at the Factors Driving Health Care Spending

Actuaries Project Cost of Newly Insured Individuals Under ACA 

Kaiser Permanente Is Seen as Face of Future Health Care

The Role Pharmacies Play Is Expanding — Are Consumers Better Off?

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

For College Endowments, Ethical Stands Can Be Complicated

Columbia U. Professor Sues Over Use of Endowment Funds

What Fossil-Fuel Divestment Would Cost

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Time to update exec pay disclosures

Executive Tripped by 409A and Backdating Scandal

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Proposal Could Make S-Corp Status More Popular

Jeffrey H. Snyder
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The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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