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  • Energy companies fight proxy access

    PITTSBURGH Not long after New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in November that he would file identically worded shareholder resolutions with 75 companies seeking the right of shareholders to nominate corporate directors, many of those companies replied that they were just about to do the same thing.
  • Meet Ida May Fuller, who 75 years ago received the 1st Social Security check _ for $22.54

    Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of...

    Kadner: Plan B in Springfield needs to be a miracle

    So what happens if the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down the pension reform deal passed by the legislature? Is there a Plan B? “Not that I’m aware of,” said Steve Brown, spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago. “...

    More on IRA minimum distributions and tax liability

    I got a lot of great responses to my recent column on individual retirement accounts. Several people, in particular, wrote in with questions about IRA minimum distributions, which must be taken each year after age 70 1/2. So I called Jamie Hopkins,...

    Retirement planning steps for Generation X

    Welcome to 50, Generation X. As the first wave of slackers hits the half-century milestone this year, it's a good time to start getting serious about retirement planning. Hey, it's more fun than that first colonoscopy, right? Maybe, but workers in...