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    Fidelity throws its weight behind longevity annuities

    The Boston retirement-services giant is giving its clients a new option for planning for the costs and risk of living longer by making deferred-income annuities available for retirement plans. (See also the Top 10 annuity sellers in the second quarter.)

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    If Obama holds firm, here's what the DOL fiduciary rule will end up looking like

    Expect language that would brighten the line between education and advice, and expand the list of permissible assets for retirement plans, to name a few.

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    The biggest obstacle for states looking to launch auto-IRAs

    Would ERISA preempt states' IRA efforts, given federal responsibility for ERISA-regulated employee benefit plans?

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    Plan sponsor advocate pushes for exemption in DOL fiduciary rule

    Advisers whose compensation does not vary based on the investments they recommend for retirement plans should be carved out of a Labor Department proposal to raise advice standards, an advocate said Wednesday.Marcy Supovitz, president-elect of the American Retirement Association, promoted a

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    DOL to launch marathon of hearings on fiduciary rule

    The four-day event, featuring 75 witnesses from all sides of the debate testifying on panels together, could get heated.

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    This retirement expert got death threats for her policy reform ideas

    The New School's Teresa Ghilarducci weighs in on mandated savings, risk aversion and avoiding fees.

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    SEC commissioner: DOL fiduciary rule would create 'a mess'

    Daniel Gallagher Jr. says the agency should stand down and not finalize rulemaking.

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    Puerto Rico's default could ripple through average Americans' portfolios

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Puerto Rico has missed a debt payment. How will the fallout be felt by average Americans?

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    Retirement accounts are hitting new highs, which is good news for advisers

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors are really starting to sock money away for retirement, which is good news for advisers.

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    It's time to take a close look at your bond portfolio

    Breakfast with Benjamin We all know a rate hike is coming, and ignoring it is not a plan — so the time is now to look at bond allocations.

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    Under regulatory pressure, Voya restricts sales of more variable annuities

    Voya Financial Advisors has restricted sales of variable annuities for the second time in two months, as the brokerage firm faces increased pressure from regulators questioning the suitability of the products for retirement savers.

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    Rep. Ann Wagner gets three other House members to call on DOL to withdraw fiduciary proposal

    Rep. Ann Wagner and three colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking additional signatories on letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

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    Roth IRAs: Supersaving for college

    Popular retirement vehicle has several advantages over a traditional 529 plan in many cases

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    Perez says DOL fiduciary debate shifts from whether to how

    The Secretary of Labor told lawmakers on Tuesday that the conversation has shifted to focus on how to make a new standard work.

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    Package of tax breaks gains traction in Senate

    It is one of a package of tax breaks which expired at the end of the year that the Senate Finance Committee has voted to extend.