Government pensions and social security

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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The sun shines on the ancient Acropolis hill, with the ruins from the fifth century BC in Athens, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 03, 2017 - 4:40 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest underfunding of their social security fund, which came as a result of austerity measures demanded by Greece's bailout creditors. The journalists' strike pulled all radio and television news broadcasts off the...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)
October 02, 2017 - 9:54 am
Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans. Don't make the mistake of thinking those freezes will keep you safe, however. Credit freezes lock down your credit reports in a way...
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This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
September 09, 2017 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that "criminals" had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should protect themselves and what Equifax planned to do for those...
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