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EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow closed 358.51 points (1.51%) higher at 24,133.78, the NASDAQ was up 95.64 points (1.11%) at 8,730.16, and the S&P 500 increased 41.74 points (1.47%) to 2,878.48. The Russell 2000 climbed 48.82 points (3.96%) to 1,281.88, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 506.30 points (1.78%) to finish at 28,990.19.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 5/32, increasing its yield to 0.653%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 2 1/32, bringing its yield up to 1.254%.
Baltimore County Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit Regarding Pension Plan
Under the county code, employee contribution rates were based on age at entry into the retirement system, with older employees paying higher rates than younger members for the same benefits.
Under ERISA, Being Reasonable Means Paying for Success
Cory Clark, with DALBAR, discusses how to evaluate retirement plan fees with an eye toward success-based compensation.
Perspective Partners Offers Free Trial for Benefit Decision Support Technology
The technology provides individualized guidance regarding paycheck allocations to HSAs, health plan choices, voluntary benefits and contributions to retirement accounts.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1788, Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. constitution. In 1789, three weeks into a journey from Tahiti to the West Indies, the HMS Bounty was seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master’s mate. In 1914, W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner. In 1932, the yellow fever vaccine for humans was announced. In 1945, Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were executed by Italian partisans as they attempted to flee the country. In 1967, Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and was stripped of boxing title. He cited religious grounds for his refusal. In 1985, the largest sand castle in the world was completed near St. Petersburg, Florida. It was four stories tall. In 1992, the U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart. In 2000, Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How many pandemics have there been in the 21st century?
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