Trump Bars Investment in Chinese Firms With Military Ties

The ban, which affects companies including Huawei, China Mobile and China Telecom, is the administration’s first major move toward decoupling American financial markets from China.

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For Owners Looking to Sell, an Option That Keeps Their Company Intact

A sale to employees keeps the company local, and that may be more important to some owners than getting the highest price.

#federal-taxes-us, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement

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Marching Orders for the Next Investment Chief of CalPERS: More Private Equity

The nation’s biggest public pension fund is consistently short of the billions of dollars it needs to pay all retirees their pensions. It seeks higher returns.

#california, #california-public-employees-retirement-system, #interest-rates, #meng-ben, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #private-equity, #states-us, #stocks-and-bonds

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Rethinking Retirement

The days and nights and years could be long — if you’re lucky. Here are some tips to make them meaningful, too.

#baby-boomers, #longevity, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #work-life-balance

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Plight of the ‘Physical Worker’: Worn-Out Bodies and Little Savings

Americans laboring on farms, in factories and on cleaning crews often have to retire before safety-net programs kick in and without assets in employer plans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #savings, #transamerica-center-for-retirement-studies-transamerica-institute, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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America’s Retirement Race Gap, and Ideas for Closing It

Scholars and policymakers have proposed ways to fix the inequities between whites and people of color, including changes to Social Security and building wealth from birth.

#baby-bonds, #black-people, #center-for-retirement-research-at-boston-college, #discrimination, #hamilton-darrick, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #kijakazi-kilolo, #labor-and-jobs, #longevity, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #social-security-us, #stocks-and-bonds

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State and Local Budget Pain Looms Over Economy’s Future

Providing more aid to struggling governments has become one of the biggest issues tangling up the debate over another pandemic rescue package.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #states-us, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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In Argentina’s Debt Negotiations, a Kinder, Gentler Capitalism Faces a Test

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, is opposing a debt settlement deal with Argentina as the country grapples with soaring poverty and the pandemic.

#argentina, #blackrock-inc, #business-roundtable, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #fink-laurence-d, #georgieva-kristalina-ivanova, #government-bonds, #gramercy-funds-management-llc, #international-monetary-fund, #macri-mauricio, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #poverty, #stiglitz-joseph-e

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Chatham Hedge Fund Has the Winning Bid for McClatchy Newspapers

The family-owned publisher of The Sacramento Bee and The Miami Herald announced the winner of its bankruptcy sale: Chatham Asset Management, the owner of The National Enquirer.

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At a Time of Financial Stress, 401(k) Fees Matter More Than Ever

These expenses always eat away at savings balances, but as the pandemic drags on, savers should be especially aware of how to keep them down.

#401k-403b-and-457-plans, #calculators, #content-type-service, #mutual-funds, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #retirement, #stocks-and-bonds

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White House Warns Against Chinese Investment, Citing Risk of Further Sanctions

Economic and security officials warned a federal fund against putting retirement savings in China at “a time of mounting uncertainty” for the relationship.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #foreign-investments, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #railroads, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Ex-Officer Accused of Murdering Floyd Could Get $50,000 Annual Pension

A conviction would not stop Derek Chauvin from receiving his state pension. But George Floyd’s family could potentially seize the funds by winning a lawsuit.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #government-employees, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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You Now Get Almost Nothing for Your Money, but It Could Be Worse

In this crisis, money is priceless, yet banks and money market funds will pay you close to zero in interest for years. That’s if everything turns out well.

#asset-allocation-personal-finances, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #crane-peter-g, #credit-and-debt, #federal-deposit-insurance-corp, #federal-reserve-system, #fidelity-investments, #finances, #interest-rates, #money-market-accounts, #mutual-funds, #nonprofit-organizations, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #t-rowe-price-group-inc, #vanguard-group-inc

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Social Security Is Worth More Than You Think, but Needs Your Help

Low interest rates have made Social Security more valuable. But the coronavirus crisis is likely to make its long-term shortfall worse.

#annuities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interest-rates, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #recession-and-depression, #retirement, #social-security-us, #united-states-economy

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Federal Retirement Fund Halts Planned China Investment Under Pressure

The change in plans for the $600 billion Thrift Savings Plan for federal workers comes as the Trump administration ramps up criticism of China.

#asset-allocation-personal-finances, #china, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #stocks-and-bonds, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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401(k) Rollover F.A.Q.: What You Need to Know

Many newly unemployed Americans may have to dip into retirement funds to cover expenses. Even if you don’t, you have some decisions to make.

#401k-403b-and-457-plans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #individual-retirement-accounts, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #savings, #small-business, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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My Retirement Plan Is You

Americans without retirement savings are increasingly moving in with their millennial children.

#age-chronological, #baby-boomers, #center-for-retirement-research-at-boston-college, #danigelis-rebecca, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #millennial-generation, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #pew-research-center, #regis-sian-pierre, #retirement, #united-states

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Some Trump Officials Take Harder Actions on China During Pandemic

Since the coronavirus spread from a metropolis on the Yangtze River across the globe, hard-liners in both Washington and Beijing have accelerated efforts to decouple elements of the relationship.

#5g-wireless-communications, #china-telecom, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-communications-commission, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #justice-department, #kudlow-lawrence-a, #kushner-jared, #mnuchin-steven-t, #navarro-peter, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #pillsbury-michael-1945, #pompeo-mike, #pottinger-matthew, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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Chinese Coffee Chain’s Scandal Renews U.S. Calls for Oversight

The implosion of a Chinese competitor to Starbucks has bolstered the cause of American politicians aiming to stop opaque Chinese companies from raising money in the U.S.

#accounting-and-accountants, #china, #coffeehouses, #communist-party-of-china, #company-reports, #frauds-and-swindling, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #luckin-coffee, #nasdaq-stock-market, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #rubio-marco, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #venture-capital

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McConnell Says States Should Consider Bankruptcy, Rebuffing Calls for Aid

The majority leader’s comments drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #federal-aid-us, #mcconnell-mitch, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #senate, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Illinois Seeks a Bailout From Congress for Pensions and Cities

The president of the State Senate asked for $40 billion to help the pension system, fund unemployment insurance and aid hospitals and cities.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illinois, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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What to Know About Taking Social Security in the Pandemic

Suddenly unemployed older workers who had hoped to delay filing have options that can boost their lifetime benefits.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #income, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #social-security-us

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Coronavirus and Your Money: The Answers to Your Questions

Advice on stocks, bonds and cash; timing the market; selling a house; whom to trust — and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #savings, #stocks-and-bonds

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Your 8 Most Vexing Tax Questions, Answered

Changing rules have led to taxpayer confusion. We asked accountants and other specialists to help sort it all out.

#accounting-and-accountants, #federal-taxes-us, #income, #income-tax, #mortgages, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rebates-and-refunds, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #tax-evasion, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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