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July 28, 2014
Online advisory space shows notable growth
Eleven leading startups in the “fintech” space now have about $15.7 billion in assets under management. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
What job seekers want
Why and how people decide to change careers have always stumped economists. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
IRS sets max fines for health coverage refusal
The Internal Revenue Service finally released its maximum fines for those who choose to go without health insurance. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
Subsidy ruling credit negative for carriers
Last week’s ruling by a U.S. appeals court that the government can’t give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the federally-run exchanges is a “credit negative” for carriers, Moody’s Investor Services said Monday.... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
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July 25, 2014
US Chamber not happy with money-market reforms
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce made opposition to the new floating net asset value (NAV) rule a top policy priority. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
UnitedHealth makes transparency app available to public
UnitedHealthcare is rolling out a mobile app to the public designed to aid health care consumers in their efforts to compare medical provider outcomes and the cost of a range of medical procedures and services. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
MassMutual forms venture capital firm
MassMutual Ventures LLC's primary focus will be investments in financial technology, consumer Internet, digital health and cybersecurity. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Recruiters who don’t adapt to job market lose talent
It’s a job seekers world these days, and with the pendulum swinging at last in their favor, job candidates are getting a bit fussy about the benefits packages they are being offered. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Most Americans not familiar with annuities
Americans don't understand how annuities work, but they would consider them for financing some aspect of their retirement. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
SEC seconds FINRA on expungement requirements
Unhappy investors now have a little more leeway when seeking arbitration over a dispute with their broker, now that the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a new rule from FINRA.... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Most reject hiring discrimination for smokers, obese
Smokers and those who are substantially overweight — the obese — should pay more for health insurance. But when it comes to hiring these same categories of workers, most Americans do not believe employers should be allowed to discriminate against them.... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Voya launches interactive retirement site
The retirement solutions business of Voya Financial, Inc., which rebranded from ING U.S., announced a new centerpiece for its retirement plan participant website that it says “transforms the way the company’s more than 5 million retirement plan customers will manage, engage and interact with their account.”... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
ERISA limit amendment passes Senate committee
An amendment to ERISA that would redefine how the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation enforces regulation 4062(e) passed the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions by a bipartisan voice vote.... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Most women reject Hobby Lobby decision
A majority of women say they would support candidates who disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
IRA contributions set record at Fidelity
For tax year 2013, the average contribution was $4,150 — a 5.7 percent increase from tax year 2012 and the highest it’s ever been. ... Full Story
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