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The U.S. Department of Labor is paving the way for states to sponsor retirement plans for millions of private-sector workers who don’t have such programs on the job.
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Ever wonder why prices of bonds and bond funds do what they do when interest rates fluctuate? Here’s what you need to know about how bonds work — as well as what you may think you already know that’s wrong.
Hearing aid technology
With only a fraction of the estimated 30 million older Americans with age-related hearing loss using hearing devices, “the time is ripe for a technology solution that could be helped along by federal action,” said geriatrician Christine Cassel, M.D., last week in a report on hearing issues before a government advisory council.
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The government’s new dietary guidelines, due to be released in the coming months, may contain an about-face on decades of advice not to eat cholesterol-rich food.
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President Barack Obama’s proposals to increase middle-income tax cuts would come partly at a price to the estates of higher-income households.
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By Gary Koenig, Vice President, Financial Security, and David John, Senior Policy Adviser, Financial Security
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On the heels of the widespread IRS scam comes the latest slam from Uncle Sham: emails and phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.
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Update: The Social Security Administration says it will immediately stop collecting old debts by grabbing taxpayers' refunds.
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The recently installed head of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, dropped in on members of the media the other day at the National Press Club in Washington.
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States have divided almost evenly on whether to expand Medicaid to millions more low-income Americans, many of them uninsured.
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