Are Baby Boomers Crushing the Bottom Line?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which editor and analyst Isaac Pino and technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac discusses recent announcements from companies concerned about pension costs. Not only have pensions weighed heavily on the bottom line of companies like Verizon and AT&T in the most recent quarter, but charges due to pension funding requirements are expected to rise in the year ahead. Pension funding can drain cash from an otherwise prosperous company. Isaac points out which companies appear heavily exposed to these costs in 2012.

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