Jun 4, 2018

How the GOP tax bill led to bigger pension contributions

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(Markets Edition) Trade talks between the U.S. and China have ended without any agreements. On today's show, we'll take a brief look at some of the sticking points in their negotiations and some of the threats that they've lobbed at…

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An unintended consequence of the GOP tax law: bigger pensions for some

Jun 4, 2018
A decrease in the corporate tax rate gave companies more of an incentive to funnel money into defined-benefit pension plans.
There is a “considerable amount of concern that middle-income Americans are not saving enough for their retirement,” says Joseph Cordes of George Washington University.
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(Markets Edition) Trade talks between the U.S. and China have ended without any agreements. On today’s show, we’ll take a brief look at some of the sticking points in their negotiations and some of the threats that they’ve lobbed at one another. Afterwards, we’ll discuss Apple’s plan to launch a series of tools that might help people spend less time on their phones, and then we’ll discuss a new study that finds the GOP tax law actually led some companies to contribute more to defined-benefit pension plans. (06/04/2018)

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