Government pensions and social security

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.com. (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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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 - 2:27 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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August 28, 2017 - 9:20 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Director of the Alaska Division of Insurance Lori Wing-Heier will be one of the officials who will present to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports ( http://bit.ly/2vkR4h2 ) the committee will hold health...
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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev at the Euxinograd residence outside Varna, Bulgaria, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Macron arrived Friday at a French-style palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day tour to central and eastern Europe.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 25, 2017 - 2:06 pm
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — A bitter exchange of words erupted between France and Poland on Friday after French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland's opposition to plans to change European Union rules on "posted workers" — the cheap labor from eastern countries sent to more prosperous EU...
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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev at the Euxinograd residence outside Varna, Bulgaria, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Macron arrived Friday at a French-style palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day tour to central and eastern Europe.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 25, 2017 - 9:28 am
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland's government on Friday over its opposition to his plans to change European Union rules on "posted workers," cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. Macron said...
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French President Emmanuel Macron and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, left, review the troops in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Romania, the second leg of his trip to Central Europe where he will raise concerns over so-called "posted workers" — cheap labor from Eastern Europe posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 24, 2017 - 7:39 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Romania Thursday, the second leg of his trip to Central Europe where he will raise concerns over so-called "posted workers" — cheap labor from Eastern Europe posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. Amid tight...
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