- Bankruptcy judge 'deeply concerned' about unfunded pensions Updated: May-28-15 6:44 pm
MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - The federal judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy case said Thursday he is "deeply concerned" about unfunded pension liabilities in other Michigan municipalities and they should consider transitioning to 401(k) retirement plans for employees.
- For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart Updated: May-26-15 3:10 am
BEIRUT - The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.
- Gay marriage challenges cost Indiana $1.4M in attorney fees Updated: May-25-15 12:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The state of Indiana had to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys in its unsuccessful attempt to maintain a ban on same-sex marriages, the attorney general's office says.
- Arizona college savings program tops $1 billion in assets Updated: May-20-15 6:15 am
PHOENIX - A plan that lets Arizona families save for college tuition and earn money on the deposits tax-free has topped $1 billion in assets.
- Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans Updated: May-18-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.
- Illinois lawmakers skeptical about pension deal this spring Updated: May-13-15 6:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers expressed skepticism Wednesday that they'll be able to pass a new pension fix this spring, despite pressure from Gov. Bruce Rauner and major credit rating agencies to quickly replace a 2013 overhaul the state Supreme Court struck down.
- Tulsa County to pay $300K in fees in same-sex marriage case Updated: May-07-15 6:13 am
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa County will pay nearly $300,000 in attorney fees that were incurred during its unsuccessful defense of Oklahoma's ban on same sex-marriage.
- Ohio Senate OKs tax breaks on college savings accounts Updated: May-06-15 4:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to increase state tax benefits on college savings accounts has cleared the Ohio Senate.
- Deadline extended for Illinois prepaid college tuition plan Updated: May-05-15 5:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois families wanting to lock in future college tuition payments at today's rates have an extra month to sign up for a state savings program.
- TRICARE revamp rejected, other benefit changes backed Updated: Apr-30-15 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House has rejected a proposal to largely replace the military's TRICARE health care system, but has agreed to further study a proposal that would let service members participate in retirement savings plans like a 401(k).
- Senate panel votes to expand tax-free college accounts Updated: Apr-29-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate panel passed a bill Wednesday that would expand popular tax-free college savings accounts that President Barack Obama failed to scale back.
- With Nasdaq in record territory, what it means for 401(k)s Updated: Apr-29-15 4:22 pm
NEW YORK - Technology stocks are trading at levels not seen since Y2K and that may trigger some bad memories. After all, the last time the index reached a record high it quickly plummeted in what became known as at the dot-com crash.