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Dated Thinking May Be Holding Back Annuities
Dated Thinking May Be Holding Back Annuities
Rising interest rates and increased market volatility could drive plan sponsors to take a fresh look at incorporating annuities.
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Pandemic Disruptions Still Affecting Savers
A sizable majority of savers say the pandemic has been ‘highly disruptive’ to the way they manage their finances.
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Lawsuit Targets Fiduciaries of Hess Corp.
Understanding Investments and Fees: A Key Part of Plan Committee Education
Deals and People
Retirement Industry People Moves
Tuesday, the Conference Board will report the Consumer Confidence Index for August. Thursday, the Labor Department will issue its initial jobless claims report, Freddie Mac will update average mortgage rates for the week and the Census Bureau will reveal construction spending in July. Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics will report total nonfarm payroll employment and the unemployment rate for August.  
Friday, the Dow sagged 1,008.38 points (3.03%) to close at 32,283.40, the Nasdaq lost 497.56 points (3.94%) to 12,141.71 and the S&P 500 was down 141.46 points (3.37%) to 4,057.66. The Russell 2000 slipped 64.81 points (3.30%) to 1,899.83 and the Wilshire 5000 lost 1,406.51 points (3.35%) to close at 40,598.79.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged and the yield decreased to 3.027%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 32/32 bringing the yield down to 3.189%.

For the week ending August 26, the Dow decreased 4.22%, the Nasdaq fell 4.44%, and the S&P 500 lost 4.04%. The Russell 2000 was down 2.94%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 3.77% lower.
UnitedHealth CFO Rex Is Named a Defendant in ERISA Lawsuit
Plaintiffs’ attorneys have filed an amended Employee Retirement Income Security Act complaint, adding two new claims. 
Retirement Industry People Moves
Mercer enhances global investments and retirement leadership; Calvert hires executive director of engagement; HUB names new chief compliance officer; and more.
ON THIS DATE: In 1842 China signed the Treaty of Nanjing, providing for the cession of Hong Kong to Great Britain, the opening of five treaty ports, the rights of British nationals accused of criminal acts in China to be tried in British courts, and a limitation on duties on imports and exports. In 1949, at a remote test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan, the USSR successfully detonated its first atomic bomb. In 1982, Swedish-born actress and three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman died of cancer on her 67th birthday. In 1997, Netflix was founded by American entrepreneurs Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph; originally a video-rental company, it later expanded into video streaming and production. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm caused extensive damage and loss of life in Louisiana and Mississippi, significant effects extended into Alabama and the western Florida panhandle. In 2008, John McCain named Sarah Palin as his running mate, which was the first time a woman appeared on the Republican presidential ticket.
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