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  1. Fitch: Sustained Short-Term Rate Rise Would Aid US Banks


    Mon, 8 Dec 2014

    rating agency) CHICAGO, December 08 (Fitch) Last Friday's jump in short-term Treasury rates, triggered by the US Labor Department 's much better than expected November employment report, could be a positive development for those banks with loans closely

  2. UPDATE 1-Most spec net 10-year U.S. T-note net shorts in a year-CFTC


    Fri, 5 Dec 2014

    S. November jobs data, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. On Friday, the Labor Department said U.S. employers hired 312,000 workers last month, the most in almost three years and hourly wage growth accelerated

  3. What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Friday, Dec. 5


    Thu, 4 Dec 2014

    Day Ahead, Eikon users can register at . Thomson One users can register at RT/DAY/US. All times in ET/GMT) The Labor Department is expected to report that non-farm payrolls increased 230,000 in November after rising 214,000 in October. The

  4. CLS: Consumer Sentiment – Japan’s Economy – American Funds


    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

    and political, economic, or social instability. The Employment Cost Index is a quarterly report from the U.S. Department of Labor that measures the growth of employee compensation (wages and benefits). The index is based on a survey of employer

  5. 401(k) Reform: A Modest Proposal


    Mon, 10 Nov 2014

    lawsuit. No muss, no fuss. The certifying entity? The Department of Labor is one possible answer, as it enforces ERISA regulations ..... k)s to all workers. In private industry, per the Department of Labor statistics, 65% of workers have access to a retirement

  6. Fidelity Business Cycle Update


    Wed, 5 Nov 2014

    Census Bureau, Bloomberg Finance, L.P., Fidelity Investments (AART), as of Sep. 30, 2014. 7 Source: U.S. Department of Labor , Bloomberg Finance, L.P., Fidelity Investments (AART), as of Oct. 10, 2014. 8 Oil refers to West Texas Intermediate

  7. ERISA at 40: Feats, Faults and Fixes


    Thu, 2 Oct 2014

    the popularity of the employer-sponsored, but employee-funded, 401(k) plan increased dramatically. According to Labor Department figures, 1 the number of DC plans more than doubled from 340,000 in 1980 to 600,000 in 1990. The concomitant reduction

  8. U.S. jobless claims data point to firming labor market


    Thu, 18 Sep 2014

    benefits dropped 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Sept. 13, the lowest level since July, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to only 305,000 last week. The four-week moving average

  9. The Road Less Traveled


    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    benefit. The PPA of 2006 paved the way for Automatic Enrollment and Automatic Escalation. It also mandated that the Department of Labor identify Qualified Default Investment Alternatives (QDIA) for participants that did not provide investment direction

  10. Diverging Paths…Growing Risks?


    Mon, 15 Sep 2014

    released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the U.S. Department of Labor , consists of: The unemployment rate—the number of ..... conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor , involves the monthly collection, processing, and dissemination

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