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May 1, 2015
Independent contractor sues EOG for retirement benefits
A claim against EOG Resources Inc., formerly Enron, has been brought in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging ERISA and Fair Labor Standards Act violations. ... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
DOL sues City National Bank, officers
City National Bank and its officers are in hot water with the Department of Labor, after the latter filed suit against fiduciaries of the City National Corp. Profit Sharing Plan over what it said were excessive fees arising out of “self-dealing and conflicted transactions involving plan assets” by those fiduciaries. ... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
Advice engine creates tailored retirement plans
The robo advisor market just ventured a little deeper into the retirement arena with the launch of RetireGuide, which clues investors in on whether their investments send them in the right direction for a comfortable retirement. ... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
Strong economy motivates younger workers to job hunt
As business conditions continue to improve, more attention needs to be paid to retention to keep the big wheels from falling off the cart.... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
SEC urged to beef up FINRA oversight: GAO
SEC is falling short on supervision of the self-regulator in three areas, GAO says.... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
Blowing the whistle? SEC has your back, Chief White says
Agency’s four-year-old whistleblower program can now be deemed a ‘success,’ according to the chairwoman. ... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
Senate finance passes 529 reform bill
The bipartisan bill modernizes the treatment of 529 plans in three ways. ... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
SEC announces compliance outreach seminars
Seminars to be held in six cities in June, July and September. ... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
Enforcement: FINRA fines Fidelity for overcharging customers
SEC charges hedge fund Alpha Titans for improper allocations of fund assets to pay for office rent, employee salaries. ... Full Story
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May 1, 2015
4 things advisors need to know when switching to ETFs
There are important differences with mutual funds that need to be considered by advisors. ... Full Story
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April 30, 2015
SEC awards $600,000 in first retaliation case
A whistleblower at Paradigm Capital Management, an Albany, New York-based provider of mutual funds marketed to fee-based RIAs, and institutional separately managed accounts, has been awarded a more than $600,000 reward from the Securities and Exchange Commission. ... Full Story
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April 30, 2015
Favoritism: Workplace’s dirty little secret
Executives acknowledge that playing favorites runs rampant in the workplace. But good luck getting individual executives to admitting that they engage in the practice.... Full Story
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April 30, 2015
Are insurers skirting PPACA’s birth control rules?
One of the enduringly controversial measures included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is in the news again. ... Full Story
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April 30, 2015
Employee job satisfaction jumps
According to SHRM, more workers are reporting job satisfaction that at any time since 2004.... Full Story
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April 30, 2015
Workers say they’re chubby and getting chubbier
The number of U.S. workers who self-describe as overweight is increasing, and more employees blame at least part of their girth expansion on their jobs.... Full Story
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April 29, 2015
Adverse subsidies ruling would pummel small businesses
Should the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell go against the Obama administration, the fallout will hit small businesses especially hard.... Full Story
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