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ESG Across Asset Classes
ESG Across Asset Classes
Most asset managers—though not the DOL—agree with using ESG funds.
Data and Research
A Look at Innovative Ways Public Pensions Approach Funding
Some methods increase flexibility for individual employers.
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Data and Research
Minor Saving Increases Can Achieve 75% Income Replacement
More TDF Underperformance Lawsuits Emerge Across US
Data and Research
Employers Face ‘Tension’ Between Health Care And Financial Wellness
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow closed 204.10 points (0.68%) higher at 30,403.97, the NASDAQ gained 94.69 points (0.74%) to finish at 12,899.42, and the S&P 500 climbed 32.30 points (0.87%) to 3,735.36. The Russell 2000 was down 7.70 points (0.38%) at 1,996.25, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 182.46 points (0.47%) to 39,358.06.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 0.927%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was unchanged, with its yield up to 1.666%.
Partial Plan Termination Relief Provided in New Stimulus Bill
The legislation also includes rules for qualified disaster relief payments and extends some provisions of the CARES Act.
Brighton Enhances Self-Insured Health Plan Administration Platform
Brighton Health Plan Solutions says its platform removes barriers that keep many small and medium-sized employers from realizing significant health care cost savings and quality improvement.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1845, six months after the congress of the Republic of Texas accepted U.S. annexation of the territory, Texas was admitted into the United States as the 28th state. In 1851, the first American Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was organized in Boston. In 1949, KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut, became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule. In 1972, following 36 years of publication, the last weekly issue of “LIFE” magazine hit the newsstands. The magazine later became a monthly publication. In 1975, a bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people. In 1999, the Nasdaq composite index closed above 4,000 for the first time.
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, plans are underway for the annual New Year’s ball drop in Times Square—though no crowd will be allowed. In which years did the New Year’s ball drop not happen, and why?
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