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Social Security warns of furlough from budget cuts

WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration is warning of possible worker furloughs as House Republicans debate spending cuts that would affect the agency. The agency sent a notice to the union representing Social Security workers saying it wanted to negotiate ...

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Gary S. Williams: Start planning for retirement well in advance

One of the biggest lessons of the recent economy is that many people who thought they were financially ready for retirement … weren’t. The amount of money, investments and government support you’ll need to retire comfortably is as individual as ...

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Reports show economy is improving — slowly

WASHINGTON — Economic reports Thursday suggest employers are laying off fewer workers, businesses are ordering more computers and appliances, and consumers are spending more confidently. Combined, the latest data confirm that the economy is improving, even though too few jobs ...

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Tax deal should help economy, analysts say

WASHINGTON — The tax deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans essentially gives Americans a pay raise — pumping money into the economy almost immediately and probably creating hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next two years, ...

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Lifting retirement age might not be good idea

WASHINGTON — Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress. The projected spike in disability claims could harm Social Security’s ...

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Social Security judges facing more violent threats

WASHINGTON — Judges who hear Social Security disability cases are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated at lengthy delays in processing claims. There were at least 80 threats to kill ...

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