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Alligators, sharks and bears…oh my!



People offer all kinds of suggestions about what you should do in the event of an encounter with wildlife. Run into a bear? Play dead. Attacked by a shark? Punch it in the nose. One of my favorites is that if you come across an alligator you should run in a zigzag pattern. Although this is an often…

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Investors’ Bond Binge May Cause DB Accounting Hangovers



When the ball dropped over Times Square to ring in 2014, defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors with calendar fiscal years were in a partying mood. For the first time since the financial crisis, corporate bond rates ended the year significantly higher than where they started, sharply reducing pension…

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