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    Senator Jack Reed on Unemployment Benefits

    Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) spoke on the Senate floor about his amendment to a bill to extend, for three months, unemployment insurance benefits that expired at the end of 2013. His amendment…

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    Retirement Security

    Diane Oakley talked about how the federally backed “starter” retirement savings programs, announced by President Obama during his State of the Union address, will be structured…

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    President Obama Remarks in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

    President Barack Obama talked about retirement security at U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works plant in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. After his remarks, he signed a memorandum that…

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    Diane Oakley on Retirement Savings

    Diane Oakley, participating by phone, talked about the status of Americans' retirement savings.

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    Social Security and Retirement Savings

    Witnesses testified on the role of Social Security as a source of retirement income as the number of workers with pensions continued to decline. They agreed that Social Security…

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    Retirement Planning

    Walter Bettinger talked about his ideas for improving the 401(k) retirement savings system. He proposed that all participants in 401(k) plans should be provided with individual,…

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement

    Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and…

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    Current Retirement Outlook

    Witnesses testified on the status of personal savings and pension funds of “baby boom” workers, many of whom cannot retire due to the recession and collapse of the housing…

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    Social Security and Retirement Costs

    Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss talked about the challenges in providing Social Security projections. He explained that current law and an ever-changing…

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    Retirement Planning

    Panelists spoke about retirement planning including means of retirement saving, ways to expand coverage, and employer and consumer perspectives.

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    Pension Reform

    Joshua Gotbaum talked about changes to the nation’s pension system and their impact on labor and business. He predicted that Congress would pass a bill in the next couple of…

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    Retirement Savings Programs

    Panelists talked about a joint effort by labor groups and employers to preserve private employer pension programs. They discussed details of the proposal and some of the concerns of…

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    Post-Recession Business Opportunities

    An insurance executive and a pension investment manager spoke about how their industries have changed since the 2008 financial crisis. Among the topics they addressed were business…

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    Workers and Retirement Savings

    Nevin Adams talked about the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s “2013 Retirement Confidence Survey.” The survey results showed that many U.S. workers did not feel they…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Are you saving for your retirement?”
    Gina Smith spoke by phone about the South Carolina 1st Congressional District…

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    State of Retirement in the U.S.

    Paul Taylor spoke about the state of retirement the state of retirement savings for older Americans and new findings that the U.S. could be facing a retirement deficit as high as $6.6…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Did the financial crisis delay your retirement?”

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    Retirement Savings

    Retirement specialists testified on the state of workers' retirement funds. According to a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee study, the difference between what…

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    Retirement Security

    Diane Oakley talked about the trend of more Americans dipping into their retirement savings accounts for non-retirement purposess. Topics included the reasons they’re tapping…

    567 views
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    Middle Class Retirement Security

    AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand said the middle class faces declining into the lower class once they retire. He…

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