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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO February 3rd, 2022
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Investing
Investment Opportunities for DB Plans Moving Forward
Investment Opportunities for DB Plans Moving Forward
Corporate defined benefit plans should consider managing volatility, avoiding concentration risk and factor investing.
Administration
Plan Design Strategies to Boost Retirement Outcomes for Low-Income Participants
Sponsors have a toolbox of plan design and benefit approaches they can use to boost retirement outcomes for low- and moderate-income earners.
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Data and Research
Health Care in Retirement Will Cost an Average of $315,000
Deals and People
Retirement Industry People Moves
Data and Research
401(k) vs. 403(b): Different Paths to Retirement Readiness
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow gained 224.09 points (0.63%) to finish at 35,629.33, the Nasdaq closed 71.54 points (0.50%) higher at 14,417.55, and the S&P 500 increased 42.84 points (0.94%) to 4,589.38. The Russell 2000 was down 21.22 points (1.03%) at 2,029.52, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 237.36 points (0.52%) to 46,045.02.

The prices of the 10-year Treasury note and 30-year Treasury bond each were up 2/32, decreasing their yields to 1.774% and 2.106%, respectively.
Compliance
Duke Energy ERISA Lawsuit Clears Dismissal Motion
The district court’s order promptly concludes that the plaintiffs have sufficiently stated a claim for breach of fiduciary duty.
Data and Research
ESOPs Provided Financial Resiliency to Employees During the Pandemic
Participants in ESOPs were able to accrue larger balances than their non-ESOP counterparts, research found. 
Products
Empower Retirement Reveals New, Shorter Name
The company says it wants to help people achieve both short- and long-term financial goals, and the name change from ‘Empower Retirement’ to just ‘Empower’ helps capture that.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1809, the territory of Illinois was created. In 1874, a patent was issued to Samuel W. Francis for the spork. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It authorized the power to impose and collect income tax. In 1924, Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 67. In 1947, Percival Prattis became the first Black news correspondent admitted to the House and Senate press gallery in Washington, D.C. He worked for “Our World” in New York City. In 1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff. In 1966, the first rocket-assisted controlled landing on the Moon was made by the Soviet space vehicle Luna IX. In 2005, Alberto Gonzales won Senate confirmation as the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general. In 2009, Eric Holder was sworn in as the first Black U.S. attorney general.

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