President Barack Obama at 2015 SOTU
In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night announced wide-ranging proposals he said would improve the economic prospects of the middle class, including helping families pay for college and child care, while giving more workers access to retirement plans.
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Illinois will become the first state with a broad-based effort to automatically enroll private-sector employees without retirement plans into a new savings program.
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A new starter savings account proposed nearly a year ago by President Barack Obama is now open for deposits.
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Americans are way short in their retirement savings, and President Obama's MyRA plan, which he unveiled last week, isn't the only new proposal that aims to help with that problem.
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A day after President Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for the Treasury Department to create a "starter" savings account, experts are weighing whether it will be worthwhile or just another ignored investment tool.
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President Barack Obama is moving quickly to make good on his pledge to create a new "starter" savings program for workers  without a retirement plan on the job.
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