Monthly Archives: August 2016

Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply

via Wall Street Journal   The job market’s most sought-after skills can be tough to spot on a résumé. Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants who can communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get … Continue reading

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Health Insurers’ Pullback Threatens to Create Monopolies

via Wall Street Journal Nearly a third of the nation’s counties look likely to have just a single insurer offering health plans on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges next year, according to a new analysis, an industry pullback that adds … Continue reading

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States Start to Approve Steep Increases in Health Premiums

via Wall Street Journal   WASHINGTON—The first handful of states have released approved 2017 rates for people who buy health insurance on their own and the results so far are consistent with what many expected: There are significant increases in … Continue reading

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MIT, NYU, Yale Sued Over Retirement-Plan Fees

via Wall Street Journal The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Yale University were sued Tuesday for allegedly causing participants in their retirement-savings plans to pay excessive fees, making them the latest to be targeted in a wave … Continue reading

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For Economy, Aging Population Poses Double Whammy

via Wall Street Journal Planning to retire in the next few years? Please reconsider: The economy needs you more than you know. Economists have long expected an aging population to hamper growth for the simple reason that it means a … Continue reading

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Anthem Projecting Losses on Affordable Care Act Plans This Year

via Wall Street Journal Anthem Inc. said it is now projecting losses on its Affordable Care Act plans this year, a turnaround for a major insurer that had maintained a relatively optimistic tone about that business. Anthem said it now … Continue reading

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New Online 401(k) Plans Disrupt Retirement Market

via Wall Street Journal Disruption is coming to the 401(k) industry. Led by technology entrepreneurs and backed by venture capitalists, a crop of startups have launched online 401(k) plans in recent months with the aim of bringing robo-style automated investment services … Continue reading

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