Government pensions and social security

A man carries French flags before Romanian President Klaus Iohannis meets French President Emmanuel Macron in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Macron is on a three-day tour of central and eastern Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 24, 2017 - 7:21 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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August 16, 2017 - 5:12 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott easily won approval Wednesday for a proposal to bar the state's $150 billion pension plan from making future investments that directly support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. Scott and the two other trustees who oversee the plan...
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August 11, 2017 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Tata Steel and British authorities have agreed on a plan to restructure the firm's British pension scheme, ending one aspect of uncertainty for 130,000 current and retired steelworkers. Indian-owned Tata announced plans last year to sell its U.K. operations, including the Port Talbot...
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August 04, 2017 - 6:23 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:56 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:50 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Colombia says it will grant temporary legal status to more than 150,000 Venezuelans who have overstayed visas due to the deteriorating political and economic crisis in their home country...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva prepares to speak to the press and supporters at the headquarters of the Worker's Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A Brazilian judge said on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 bank accounts belonging to the ex-president have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
July 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge in Brazil on Thursday ordered the seizure of more than $2.8 million in pension funds from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his corruption conviction. The funds were in one of Silva's individual accounts and in another linked to his company LILS...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, the Capitol building is seen through the columns on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington. Republicans in Washington have been clamoring for years to address the long-term financial problems of Social Security and Medicare. On July 13, the trustees who oversee the programs are scheduled to issue their annual warning about the finances of the federal government’s two largest benefit programs.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Good news for seniors: Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January. Bad news for seniors: It's just a 2.2 percent increase, or about $28 a month for the average recipient. The trustees who oversee...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, the Capitol building is seen through the columns on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington. Republicans in Washington have been clamoring for years to address the long-term financial problems of Social Security and Medicare. On July 13, the trustees who oversee the programs are scheduled to issue their annual warning about the finances of the federal government’s two largest benefit programs.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January. However, it's only a 2.2 percent increase, or about $28 a month for the average recipient. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare...
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Graphic shows annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
July 13, 2017 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program. But older Americans shouldn't get too excited. The increase is...
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