Companies increase pension contributions amid low rates

02/3/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Federal Reserve's low interest rates are forcing U.S. companies to increase cash put into defined-benefit pension plans. Employers are bound by law on how long they take to fully fund pensions. Ford Motor expects to put $5 billion into its plan this year, nearly the amount it spent on developing products, buying equipment and building plants last year.

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