Government pensions and social security

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, A U.S. Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That’s the truth about a government "shutdown." The government doesn't shut down. It’s a crummy way to run a government, sure, but Social Security checks will still go out. Troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will get their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. In fact, virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, will remain open. Transportation Security Administration officers will continue to man airport checkpoints.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 18, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": The government doesn't shut down. It's a crummy way to run a government, sure, but Social Security checks will still go...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, A U.S. Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That’s the truth about a government "shutdown." The government doesn't shut down. It’s a crummy way to run a government, sure, but Social Security checks will still go out. Troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will get their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. In fact, virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, will remain open. Transportation Security Administration officers will continue to man airport checkpoints.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 17, 2018 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": The government doesn't shut down. It's a crummy way to run a government, sure, but Social Security checks will still go...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Africans woke up on Friday Jan. 12, 2018 to find President Donald Trump taking an interest in their continent. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 13, 2018 - 5:57 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegians generally live longer than Americans. There's a generous safety net of health care and pensions. And although it's pricey, the country last year was named the happiest on Earth. President Donald Trump says the United States should take in more Norwegians, but is...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Africans woke up on Friday Jan. 12, 2018 to find President Donald Trump taking an interest in their continent. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 12, 2018 - 3:34 pm
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegians generally live longer than Americans. There's a generous safety net of health care and pensions. And although it's pricey, the country last year was named the happiest on Earth. President Donald Trump says the United States should take in more Norwegians, but is...
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January 11, 2018 - 6:27 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted not reporting his great aunt's death to the government in order to collect nearly $185,000 in Social Security benefits for nearly 20 years. U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito says 56-year-old Lance Nelson pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in...
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January 08, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Here are AP Business News' latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST TOP STORIES FUTURE OF WORK-CHANGING RETAIL — The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than the 16 million Americans working as shelf...
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Protesters wave an Argentine flag as they gather against a fence cordoning off the Congress during a protest against pension reform in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Demonstrators in several neighborhoods of Buenos Aires banged on pots Monday night to protest the measure. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
December 19, 2017 - 12:52 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president defended a pension reform bill approved by Congress Tuesday that has prompted violent protests and a general strike, saying it seeks only to benefit retirees. The measure passed in the lower house by a 127-117 vote after more than 12 hours of...
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Eric Conn is escorted by SWAT team agents prior to his extradition, at the Toncontin International Airport, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who escaped before facing sentencing for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case, was captured as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of La Ceiba, on Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 05, 2017 - 4:33 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A lawyer who spent six months on the run after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme was being flown back to Kentucky on Tuesday after he was caught outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras. Eric Conn was handed over to the FBI after his capture by a...
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November 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Alex Azar to be health secretary (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Under fire over sexual misconduct allegations, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken focused on women's health concerns during his questioning of health secretary nominee Alex Azar. The Democratic...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage, an expense that will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks, the government announced late Friday afternoon. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine...
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