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March Jobs Report Beat Expectations



The March jobs report came out on Friday, April 1, 2016. The report showed that 215,000 jobs were added in March, beating expectations of 205,000. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.0% but that appears to be a positive indication due to the increase in the labor participation rate, which edged up…

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Spread Turbulence on the Flight to Quality



A lackluster 2015 (and to date tumultuous 2016) in the stock market has the defined benefit (DB) world on high alert. Plan sponsors and advisors sit transfixed like overworked air traffic controllers at their monitors, charting allocation vectors amid a screen filled with flashing warning lights. …

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