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Calculating minimum asset comfort level for retirement

As Americans emerge from the Great Recession, confidence in a future retirement sets in for people who have $250,000 or more in investable assets, says the latest findings from theWells FargoAffluent Retirement Survey.For the survey, Harris of...

Investing skepticism still lingers

Four years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the onset of a severe economic recession, and ongoing market turbulence, a lack of faith in equity investing appears to be lingering, even for long-term investors who say thatsaving for their top...

Evaluating continuing care

Evaluating continuing care

Seniors face a sometimes daunting process, particularly in evaluating contractual terms, when researching moving into a continuing-care retirement facility, says Richard Sayre, a partner at the Spokane-based Sayre & Sayre PS law firm."It's just...

Guarding your 401(k) nest egg takes some active steps

Guarding your 401(k) nest egg takes some active steps

Safeguarding a 401(k) account goes beyond making a few fund choices and then glancing occasionally at statements, financial advisers here say. Plan participants can take steps to ensure that balances don't erode.The tips include rebalancing at a...

Study links job insecurity, perceived health ailments

Workers who perceive their jobs aren't secure are more likely to rate themselves in poor health and have increased symptoms of anxiety and depression, says a recent article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.Sarah A. and a...

OSHA, panel renew pact to protect airline workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has renewed an alliance with the Airline Ground Safety Panel to address hazards and worker injuries related to operating aviation ground support equipment.The Airline Ground Safety Panel...

'Smoke-free' study finds big benefits

Laws that end smoking at work and other public places result in significantly fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory conditions, a new analysis performed by researchers at the University of California at on...

Avista-SCC lineworker training program climbs in popularity

Avista-SCC lineworker training program climbs in popularity

A pre-apprentice lineworker school in Spokane has filled early with 54 students for a Jan. 2 session designed to teach both technical skills in the classroom and daily power-pole climbs in varied weather conditions.Under a partnership between of...

Rehabilitation facility brings transit indoors

Rehabilitation facility brings transit indoors

Paul Swanson, a patient at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, and his physical therapist talk through each step of the process it takes to transfer from a wheelchair to the passenger seat of the nearby car. Ten feet away sits part of an airplane...

Engineers' interest in green practices growing, study finds

An environmental consciousness is rising in the occupational mindset of engineers, who are showing a heightened interest in incorporating energy-saving and other green initiatives in product design projects, says a survey conducted jointly by the a...

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