Automatic 401(k) enrollment programs are making headway among corporations across America and are expected to gain increasing traction, helping more investors be better prepared for retirement, according to Fidelity Investments.

Fidelity's "Building Futures" annual state of the 401(k) industry report, which is due out this fall, examined 10 million participants in almost 13,000 plans administered by Fidelity at the end of 2006, representing $674 billion in assets.

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