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Data and Research
EBSA Collects $1.4 Billion, Largely from Enforcement, in 2022
EBSA Collects $1.4 Billion, Largely from Enforcement, in 2022
More than $500 million of the recoveries returned to defined benefit plan participants.
Data and Research
Retirement Contributions Break Records in 2021
Retirement contribution rates reached record highs, with combined worker and employer contributions equal to 13.9% of pay in 2021, new data from the Plan Council of America show. 
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2023 DC Survey Standouts
Administration
Understanding Investments and Fees: A Key Part of Plan Committee Education
Data and Research
Financial Literacy Quiz Reveals Americans Lack Understanding of Retirement Income
ECONOMIC EVENTS
In November, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1%, seasonally adjusted, and rose 7.1% over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2% in November; up 6.0% over the year. 
MARKET MIRROR
Tuesday, the Dow increased 103.60 points (0.30%) to close at 34,108.64, the Nasdaq increased 113.08 points (1.01%) to close at 11,256.81 and the S&P 500 gained 29.09 points (0.73%) to close at 4,019.65. The Russell 2000 gained 13.75 points (0.76%) to end trading at 1,832.36 and the Wilshire 5000 gained 282.95 points (0.72%) to close at 39,851.87.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 4/32 and the yield was down to 3.508%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 1/32 and the yield was down to 3.536%.
ASK THE EXPERTS
Is There Any Update on Using CITs in 403(b) Plans?
I read your Ask the Experts column from 2016 where you indicate that collective investment trusts, for the most part, could not be used in 403(b) plans. Any update on that?
SURVEYS
CIO’s Transition Management Survey
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EVENTS
Plan Progress Webinar: Student Loan Debt Benefits
Join PLANSPONSOR and a panel of experts on December 15 to learn what options are available for student loan debt benefits, their structure and cost; how student loan repayment help fits into an employer’s overall financial wellness benefits; what communications employees need about student loan debt and saving for retirement, and more. 
SMALL TALK
ON THIS DATE: In 1799, George Washington, revolutionary leader and first president of the U.S., died at his estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia, at 67 years old. In 1819, Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States. In 1911, Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first explorer to reach the South Pole, beating his British rival, Robert Falcon Scott. In 1960, the convention establishing the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development was signed by 18 European countries, the U.S., and Canada. In 1985, Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major Native American tribe as she formally took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. In 2012, a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, left 28 people dead, including 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School and the 20-year-old shooter, Adam Lanza.
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