Government pensions and social security

This file photo made Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, shows the gallery during a Dallas Police & Fire Pension System board of trustees meet in Dallas. Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed two bills aimed at fixing troubled pensions in Dallas and Houston respectively. Both are projected to have billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities that could have caused them to go broke in a decade or less. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
June 10, 2017 - 11:34 am
DALLAS (AP) — One by one, Pete Bailey, Clint Conway, Julian Bernal and a half dozen other retired police officers and firefighters stood up in December and told the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board that they had been counting on their deferred retirement accounts to supplement their pensions...
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This file photo made Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, shows the gallery during a Dallas Police & Fire Pension System board of trustees meet in Dallas. Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed two bills aimed at fixing troubled pensions in Dallas and Houston respectively. Both are projected to have billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities that could have caused them to go broke in a decade or less. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
June 10, 2017 - 11:33 am
DALLAS (AP) — Texas recently enacted two laws that state and local officials hope will stabilize the Dallas Police and Fire Pension and a similar one affecting Houston's police, fire and municipal workers. The state stepped in after the Dallas fund saw about 20 percent of its assets withdrawn in...
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This image provided by Medicare.gov shows a generic Medicare card. The government says it’s on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. (Medicare.gov via AP)
May 30, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder. Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. Planning for...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media in the Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 24, 2017 - 2:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:53 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is seeking help from federal court to restructure the debt of the U.S. territory's public pension system, which is projected to run out of money this year. A federal control board overseeing the island's finances said Monday that the move was taken in part...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session in Athens, Thursday, May 18, 2107. Tsipras is seeking parliamentary approval for the pension cuts and further tax hikes through 2020, as part of an agreement with international bailout creditors to release the next bailout installment.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 18, 2017 - 3:09 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesters clashed with police in central Athens during a second day of demonstrations Thursday, as lawmakers prepared to vote on creditor-demanded measures that will usher in additional income losses for Greeks over the next three years. A small number of masked youths broke...
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A couple with their child walk in front of a docked ferry at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Greek seamen are on a 48-hour to protest new austerity measures as Greece struggles to emerge from a seven-year financial crisis.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 16, 2017 - 7:28 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen and journalists walked off the job Tuesday, a day before a nationwide general strike to protest new austerity measures the government is legislating for in return for more bailout funds. The 48-hour seamen's strike will leave ferries servicing the country's...
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An exterior view shows the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital, in London, one of the hospitals whose computer systems were affected by a cyberattack, Friday, May 12, 2017. A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 13, 2017 - 3:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The global cyberattack has hit Brazil's social security system, forcing it to disconnect computers and cancel public access to the agency. Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras and Brazil's Foreign Ministry also...
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Protesters chant slogans in front of Riot police cordon outside a hotel where bailout inspectors were due to resume talks with the Greek government in Athens, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Several thousand protesters have gathered outside Greece's parliament as May Day rallies kicked off around the country, and unions braced for more austerity measures imposed by bailout lenders. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 4:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its creditors have reached a deal that will restart bailout loan payments and keep the country from facing default and reigniting a eurozone crisis this summer, officials said Tuesday. Following months of tough negotiations, the sides agreed that Greece should make...
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Youth, right, face French riot police officers during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Paris police are firing tear gas at rowdy protesters on sidelines of May Day workers' march. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
May 01, 2017 - 4:00 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Police say they've made multiple arrests in the German capital after far-left demonstrators threw bottles at officers and small skirmishes ensued. Berlin police said Monday they used pepper spray to subdue...
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