pensions and retirement plans

In Texas, Some Rare Good News About Cities With Pension Woes

In Texas, Some Rare Good News About Cities With Pension Woes

Dallas police officers last year after several officers were shot. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas signed separate laws that allowed Dallas and Houston to reduce some pension payments for the police and

Obama’s Fiduciary Rule, After a Delay, Will Go Into Effect

New protections requiring financial advisers to put customers’ interests first will take effect in June, even as regulators continue to review them.

Fair Game: Strapped Pension Funds, and the Hefty Investment Fees They Pay

By investing in private equity and hedge funds, pension overseers pay money to Wall Street that should be going to retirees.
Message of Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: Easy Bets Sometimes Lose

Message of Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: Easy Bets Sometimes Lose

Apartment and office buildings, many of them abandoned, in San Juan, P.R., in 2015. Congress enacted a law last year to help United States territories reduce debt.
An Activist Investment in Whole Foods Exposes Shifting Power on Wall St.

An Activist Investment in Whole Foods Exposes Shifting Power on Wall St.

The Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Neuberger Berman, a money manager, and Jana Partners, a hedge fund, have pressed for change at Whole Foods.
Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

David VanSickle, a retired miner, at his home in Uniontown, Pa. Mr. VanSickle, who has breathing difficulty, attaches himself to a machine that essentially props open the airway to his lungs while he
Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

David VanSickle, a retired miner, at his home in Uniontown, Pa. Mr. VanSickle, who has breathing difficulty, attaches himself to a machine that essentially props open the airway to his lungs while he
NRG, a Power Company Leaning Green, Faces Activist Challenge

NRG, a Power Company Leaning Green, Faces Activist Challenge

Barry Smitherman in 2013, when he was chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, which largely regulates the oil and gas industry. Now on the board of the energy giant NRG, he has called global
Senate Narrowly Passes Rollback of Obama-Era ‘Auto-I.R.A.’ Rule

Senate Narrowly Passes Rollback of Obama-Era ‘Auto-I.R.A.’ Rule

Representative Virginia Foxx, Republican of North Carolina, was a sponsor of a measure reversing a Labor Department regulation on retirement savings accounts.

Retiring: When Others Die, Tontine Investors Win

Has the time come to revive an investment vehicle that flourished in the 17th century as a way to pool money?
Puerto Rico, Mired in Debt, Has a New Rescue Plan

Puerto Rico, Mired in Debt, Has a New Rescue Plan

A fiscal plan by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico was approved Monday as the island seeks a solution to more than $70 billion of defaulted debt.
Iceland Will Lift Remaining Capital Controls in Place Since 2008 Crash

Iceland Will Lift Remaining Capital Controls in Place Since 2008 Crash

Iceland officials, from left, Mar Gudmundsson, governor of the country’s central bank, Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and Benedikt Johannesson, the finance minister, discuss the lifting of capital
In Puerto Rico, Teachers’ Pension Fund Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

In Puerto Rico, Teachers’ Pension Fund Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Juliana Soto, 27, and Edwin Morales, 32, who work in public schools in Puerto Rico, with their son, Lorenzo. The couple are concerned that their pensions will not be reliable when they are old enough
In Puerto Rico, Teachers’ Pension Fund Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

In Puerto Rico, Teachers’ Pension Fund Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Juliana Soto, 27, and Edwin Morales, 32, who work in public schools in Puerto Rico, with their son, Lorenzo. The couple are concerned that their pensions will not be reliable when they are old enough
Your Money: When Teachers Face the Task of Fixing Their Retirement Accounts

Your Money: When Teachers Face the Task of Fixing Their Retirement Accounts

Matthew Lesser, a Connecticut state representative, sponsored a bill that would require more disclosures on conflicts of interest by those who sell 403(b)-type retirement plans.
For Many Farmers, Retirement Is a Source of Dread

For Many Farmers, Retirement Is a Source of Dread

Mark and Ellen Francois on their farm in Dundee, Iowa. Mr. Francois, 64, said he was not looking forward to retirement. “I can only play so much golf,” he said.
Finally, a Retirement Plan for Job-Hopping Millennials

Finally, a Retirement Plan for Job-Hopping Millennials

Corey Polyoka and Hannah Ragan of Foodshed have over 265 employees, about 85 percent of them millennials or younger.
Finally, a Retirement Plan for Job-Hopping Millennials

Finally, a Retirement Plan for Job-Hopping Millennials

Corey Polyoka and Hannah Ragan of Foodshed have over 265 employees, about 85 percent of them millennials or younger.