US - Delivery company UPS has released positive full year trading results even taking into account its $6.1bn (€4.1bn) payment to withdraw from the Central States multi-employer pension scheme late last month.
UPS posted an adjusted loss of $4.25bn but fourth quarter returns rose year on year from $1.81bn to $1.85bn. It paid $1.7bn in dividends to shareholders.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers