Government pensions and social security

January 31, 2018 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department, faced with rising budget deficits, announced Wednesday that the government is increasing the size of various securities offerings while the Congressional Budget Office moved up date when the current debt ceiling will be hit. Treasury officials said they...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Africans woke up on Friday Jan. 12, 2018 to find President Donald Trump taking an interest in their continent. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 13, 2018 - 5:57 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegians generally live longer than Americans. There's a generous safety net of health care and pensions. And although it's pricey, the country last year was named the happiest on Earth. President Donald Trump says the United States should take in more Norwegians, but is...
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Protesters wave an Argentine flag as they gather against a fence cordoning off the Congress during a protest against pension reform in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Demonstrators in several neighborhoods of Buenos Aires banged on pots Monday night to protest the measure. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
December 19, 2017 - 12:19 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president defended a pension reform bill approved by Congress Tuesday that has prompted violent protests and a general strike, saying it seeks only to benefit retirees. The measure passed in the lower house by a 127-117 vote after more than 12 hours of...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service is reporting a financial loss for the 11th straight year, citing declining mail volume and costs of its pension and health-care obligations. It is pleading for more freedom to raise stamp prices to help keep pace with consumer demand for ever-...
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November 13, 2017 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidents get lucrative book deals and high-paid speaking gigs. So there's no need for taxpayers to support them to the degree that the federal government has done in the past. That's the reasoning behind legislation that the House backed on Monday slightly reducing the...
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Britain's newly appointed Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt poses for the media after leaving 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has named a new international development secretary to replace a Cabinet minister forced out over unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials. Penny Mordaunt was promoted Thursday from the work and pensions department to the job overseeing Britain's foreign aid. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 09, 2017 - 10:56 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May named a new international development secretary on Thursday to replace a Cabinet minister forced out over unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials. Penny Mordaunt was promoted from the work and pensions department to the job overseeing Britain's...
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Uber drivers gather outside the Brazilian Congress to protest a bill aimed at regulating ride-sharing apps, that the Senate is expected to take up Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Brasilia, Brazil. The lower house of Congress has passed a bill that would require municipal governments to regulate ride-sharing apps like Uber. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 31, 2017 - 2:55 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Fighting yet another threat to its global business, Uber is warning that a bill before Brazil's Congress on Tuesday would make ride-sharing apps impossible in Latin America's largest nation, the company's second-largest market. The Senate was expected to vote as early as Tuesday on...
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Brazil's President Michel Temer flashes two thumbs up as he leaves the Military Hospital, where he was hospitalized with an urinary obstruction, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Temer survived a key vote Wednesday night on whether he should be tried on corruption charges, mustering support in Brazil's lower house of Congress despite abysmal approval ratings and widespread rejection among his countrymen. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Overcoming an effort to try him on corruption charges, Brazilian President Michel Temer tried Thursday to move past the scandals that have dogged him, but it was unclear if he has the support to push his market-friendly reform agenda. A congressional vote late Wednesday temporarily...
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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin answering questions about a plan to make changes to the state's struggling public pension system on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky. Republican state House Speaker Jeff Hoover, left, and Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers, right, crafted the proposal with Bevin over many months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 18, 2017 - 12:57 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plans are awash in...
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Graphic shows annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
October 13, 2017 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It's the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary. The Social Security Administration announced the cost--of-living increase...
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