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  • Panel holds off vote on union dispute over pension, retirement rules

    Panel holds off vote on union dispute over pension, retirement rules
    This post has been corrected and updated. See the note at the bottom for details. A city panel charged with deciding the next step in a labor union challenge to a benefits rollback for city employees postponed their vote Monday, leaving hundreds of...
  • Obama offers plan for Americans who lack 401(k) retirement accounts

    Obama offers plan for Americans who lack 401(k) retirement accounts
    President Obama’s plan for a new type of retirement account may help some Americans, but it’s unlikely to be a panacea for the U.S. retirement crisis. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama proposed new accounts that would be...
  • Obama's myRA: A good start, but not enough for retirement security

    Obama's myRA: A good start, but not enough for retirement security
    Retirement experts nationwide are buzzing about one element of President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. That's his proposal for the "myRA," a retirement account aimed chiefly at lower-income workers whose employers don't offer...
  • Obama MyRA proposal unlikely to boost retirement savings

    Obama MyRA proposal unlikely to boost retirement savings
    President Obama's plan to tackle the U.S. retirement crisis is ambitious and well-intentioned but unlikely to have much of an effect, experts say. In his State of the Union address, Obama proposed a new type of retirement account for the 4 in 10...
  • Unions need to give the public a break

    Unions need to give the public a break
    Even in deep blue California, where Democrats dominate, organized labor is losing public popularity. That's a general statement, based on nonpartisan polling. Specifically, public employee unions are tarnishing all labor, according to the pollster....
  • The conservative contempt for the working person shows through

    The conservative contempt for the working person shows through
    At a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Finance Commmittee's Subcommittee on Social Security, conservative scholar Andrew G. Biggs made the following remark in defense of the idea that retirement ages can safely be raised: "Go back to 1950, when we had a...
  • Calculating how much to put into a 401(k)

    Dear Liz: Lately I have been reading a lot about how people aren't saving enough for retirement. Every article I read talks about the need to put enough into employers' 401(k) programs to get the maximum possible company match. What do you do when your...
  • Meet the people who've already paid their 2014 Social Security tax

    Meet the people who've already paid their 2014 Social Security tax
    Call them the 900: The Americans who will meet their 2014 payroll tax obligations for Social Security as of today, Day 2 of the New Year. They're an impressive group and very elite, bless their hearts: To have earned the maximum taxable wage for...
  • Machinists union local set to vote on Boeing contract

    Machinists union local set to vote on Boeing contract
    SEATTLE — Waving angry signs and clenched fists, several hundred union members rallied Thursday afternoon for a vote against a contract that would cut their benefits but guarantee that Boeing Co. builds its latest wide-body jet in the Puget Sound...
  • CalPERS posts 16.2% return on investments in 2013

    CalPERS posts 16.2% return on investments in 2013
    SACRAMENTO — California's huge pension fund reported a 16.2% return on its investments in 2013 — its best results in more than a decade. The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which provides benefits to about 1.7 million state...
  • Today's Social Security lie: It's bad for black workers

    Today's Social Security lie: It's bad for black workers
    One of the hoariest misrepresentations in the anti-Social Security arsenal reappeared over the weekend, in the hands of Cato Institute tax analyst Daniel J. Mitchell. The claim is that Social Security hurts black workers.  Mitchell's piece was published...