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[Opinion]

8/2/2006: Editorial: The Pensions Endgame -- the Airlines Win, Again (The Washington Post; subscription may be required)
Excerpt: The House bill offers some remedies. It tells companies to close their pension funding gaps, though it gives them seven years to do so.... [The House] has been especially lenient toward airlines. Northwest and Delta are getting an astonishing 17 years in which to fund their pension promises, and they are allowed to assume that the investment returns on their pension assets will be 8.85 percent -- about a third higher than other companies are permitted to assume.
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