US President George Bush, as expected, signed comprehensive pension reform legislation into law yesterday, completing a system overhaul that is expected to save the defined retirement programs of airlines and other companies (ATWOnline, Aug. 7). The new law gives US carriers that have frozen their plans, such as Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, 17 years from 2008 to fund their plans fully. Others get 10 years. Bush said companies that have pension programs "have a duty to set aside ...

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