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    New rules for annuities and target date funds inspire products race

    Firms are at the drawing board designing retirement products, thanks to new guidance issued last week by the Treasury and Labor departments

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    Conservative target-date funds weathered the third quarter market rout

    More conservative target-date funds — those favoring higher relative positioning in bonds — weathered the market rout best in the third quarter, according to target date fund analyst Janet Yang of Morningstar Inc.

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    Best- and worst-performing target date funds

    Track the performance of the best and worst target-date funds through the third quarter, and see which funds best weathered the market's volatility.

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    Treasury, IRS OK annuities in 401(k) target date funds

    Approval of annuities in 401(k) target date funds, including as a default investment, will make lifetime-income features more popular.

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    How leverage led the market sell-off

    Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin: How leverage led the market sell-off. Plus: Riding wild markets all the way to the elections, the tragic economics of Ebola, using all the Roth tools, more scary theories from Robert Shiller.

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    A 401(k) conundrum: Can you make cash pile last for life?

    Little thought – or government help — is given to the question of how to make withdrawals from a retirement plan

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    Supreme Court decision on 401(k) fee case could have domino effect

    Where the court stands on a six-year statute of limitations could shape how fiduciaries serve retirement plans and participants.

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    Supreme Court to consider workers' rights to sue 401(k) plans

    Workers could have more power to hold plans accountable for excessive fees, depending on how the court rules on a key case next year.

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    The dangerous downside of the stronger dollar

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu covers the U.S. dollar threatening to knock markets off balance, riding an ETF back into commodities, retirement plans turning on the Pimco Total Return Fund, and more.

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    Deadline looms for small-business 401(k) plans

    Basic retirement plans don't cost a lot to set up, can be useful recruitment and retention benefit.

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    Strategies arise to take advantage of new IRS after-tax rollover

    Though after-tax dollars in a 401(k) can now be rolled into a Roth IRA, few employers accept such contributions.

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    3 tips for tomorrow's retirement plan adviser

    A successful plan specialist is a broad-based consultant, not just an investment consultant.

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    Managed accounts emerging on the 401(k) scene for plan sponsors

    More 401(k) participants are turning to managed accounts, but not all plan advisers believe they're a panacea. Plus: View our Retirement Plan Adviser special report

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    Lessons learned from 401(k) plan fee fiascos

    Regulatory changes and litigation highlight plan fiduciaries' responsibility to act in best interests of clients

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    What Scotland's 'no' vote means for markets

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin: What Scotland's 'no' vote might mean for the markets, Alibaba's IPO prices in record territory, the 'dumb money' is getting smarter, and gold continues to slide.