A new workplace investor education program has been successful in the handful of states where it was tested. The program's organizers hope to roll it out to an additional seven states and the District of Columbia.

"Investor Education in Your Workplace," a project of the nonprofit Investor Protection Institute with support from the Investor Protection Trust, is carried out jointly with state securities agencies and the National Credit Union Foundation.

The 10-week program initially was tested in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Wisconsin. It tries to answer the question, "How do you encourage employees to participate more fully in workplace saving and investing programs?"

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