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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO February 6th, 2020
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Awards
2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists
2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to announced the 2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists in six Corporate 401(k) categories.
DB Focus
Steady as It Goes
Cash balance plans have benefits but require monitoring and foresight.
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Compliance
Supreme Court Decision in Thole v. U.S. Bank Has Major Implications for Pensions
Compliance
Heroes Act Now In the Hands of a Skeptical Senate
Compliance
Court Finds Plan Sponsor Could Be Found Liable for Retirement Plan Cyberfraud
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow gained 483.22 points (1.68%), finishing at 29,290.85. The NASDAQ increased 40.71 points (0.43%) to 9,508.68, and the S&P 500 gained 37.10 points (1.13%) to finish at 3,334.69. The Russell 2000 closed 25.15 points (1.52%) higher at 1,681.92, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 314.17 points (0.93%) to 33,923.85.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note fell 27/32, bringing its yield up to 1.658%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 13/32, increasing its yield to 2.140%.
Compliance
Judge Scales Back Claims Against Voya in Excessive Fee Suit
The only charge that survived regarded Voya providing “false and misleading” participant fee disclosures.
Principal Back on the Hook for GIC Challenge
A federal district court’s decision that Principal is not a fiduciary when it sets the crediting rate for a GIC has been reversed.
Participants
Volatility Prompts 401(k) Investors to Increase Trading
Investors continue to favor fixed income, the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index finds.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1911, the first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, Arizona. In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January. In 1937, John Steinbeck’s novella “Of Mice and Men,” the story of the bond between two migrant workers, was published. In 1952, Britain’s King George VI died. His daughter, Elizabeth II, succeeded him. In 1971, NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan turned 76 and became the oldest U.S. President in history. In 1993, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, the only African-American man to win Wimbledon and the U.S. and Australian Opens, died of complications from AIDS, at age 49 in New York City. In 1998, Washington National Airport was renamed for President Ronald Reagan with the signing of a bill by President Bill Clinton.
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