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  • Florida Replaces Syracuse as Top Team in College Basketball Poll

    The University of Florida has supplanted Syracuse as the top team in college basketball’s Associated Press Top 25 weekly poll, returning to No. 1 for the first time since winning a second straight title in 2007.

  • Companies Squeeze 401K Plans From Facebook to JPMorgan

    Employers are squeezing their workers’ retirement savings, holding back on both the amount and the timing of 401(k) matching funds and dragging out vesting schedules. Taken together, these measures are making it more difficult to save for old age.

  • Boomers Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out of U.S. Labor Force

    When Robin McLane’s generation hit public schools in the 1950s, there were never enough classrooms or teachers to accommodate the bulge, she said. So she’s not surprised about the latest shock that boomers are delivering to the U.S. economy.

  • Week’s Second U.S. Storm Snarls Travel, Shuts Schools

    The second winter storm of the week swept into the U.S. Northeast with snow and ice, grounding more than 2,000 planes, closing schools and cutting power to more than a million customers.

  • You Can Thank or Blame Richard Stanger for Writing 401(k)

    We’ve been looking for someone who was involved in actually writing section 401(k) of the U.S. tax code more than 35 years ago, read the e-mail to Richard Stanger. “Yes, that’s me,” he wrote back.

  • Genworth Names Boyle to Lead Life Insurance Unit

    Genworth Financial Inc. named James Boyle to run its U.S. life insurance operation, as Chief Executive Officer Tom McInerney seeks to improve results at the country’s largest provider of long-term care coverage.

  • Scene Last Night: Schwarzman, Langone on Super Bowl Plans

    Blackstone Group boss Steve Schwarzman plans to watch the Super Bowl with his daughter and son-in-law and their kids. Like some other New York financiers, he won’t brave the cold to attend in person.

  • There's Something About MyRA

    By now, you may have heard about MyRA. The acronym, which President Barack Obama stumbled over in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, stands for My Retirement Account.

  • Notre Dame Coming to Fenway for Football Against Boston College

    The University of Notre Dame will play against Boston College at Fenway Park in 2015, the first time the baseball stadium will be used for football in 47 years, the schools said in a statement.

  • At 61 She Lives in Basement While 87-Year-Old Dad Travels

    Eighty-seven-year-old Lew Manchester has just returned from a three-week trip touring Buddhist temples in Laos and cruising the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. His 61-year-old daughter Lee lives year-round in the basement of her friend’s Cape Cod cottage, venturing into the winter cold to get to the bathroom.

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