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5yr FYE-Set S&P500 PBO FRs

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That is, pension plan funded ratios for S&P500 pension plan sponsors, determined on the basis of plans’ projected benefit obligations, split into 12 sets on the basis of the month in which a company’s fiscal year ends, for each set showing aggregate funded status as of the close of the most recent 5 fiscal years.

The general idea of looking at separate FYE sets being that, for example, pension plan funded status changes for companies with a fiscal year ending September 30 can be rather different than for companies with a fiscal year ending December 31, depending on experience during the 4th calendar quarter, including investment gains or losses, changes in interest rates, levels of company contributions to their pension plans, design changes such as plan freezes, and other factors.

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Written by macheide

31 July 2008 at 8:20 pm

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Sub Wheels

Susan hasn’t been putting many miles on the Bitty Burb lately. Last weekend, she was driven around in the Blue Bug while Nat took Bitty up to Dallas. Now she’s driving a lender Civic around while Bitty is getting her bearings in the shop, that and a new drive belt.

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31 July 2008 at 8:14 pm

Posted in Adrien

HP Trio

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This is why I usually keep Harry’s network cable, security cord, and power adapter in separate pockets of my computer case. As demonstrated today when I used the smaller internal laptop case to carry the bare necessities to a daylong meeting, the three cannot be trusted together.

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31 July 2008 at 6:55 pm

Posted in tangles