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An epidemic of heroin addiction is spreading among young adults, yet for the most part, the problem remains hidden. Shamed parents, blaming themselves and wondering what they did wrong, struggle alone. As one  boomer mom told me, “No one wants to announce to family and friends that their son is a drug addict.”
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Thanks to the determination of millions of hardworking Americans, our economy has come a long way since the financial crisis seven years ago. Our businesses have created more than 12.8 million new jobs over 64 straight months — the longest streak on record. Our high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. More Americans are finishing college than ever before. And more than 16 million additional Americans have health care — and the uninsured rate is the lowest on record.
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At AARP, we know that the people we represent have worked hard to save for retirement, and we believe that they deserve to have financial advisers who work just as hard to protect and grow their savings.
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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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In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night announced wide-ranging proposals he said would improve the economic prospects of the middle class, including helping families pay for college and child care, while giving more workers access to retirement plans.
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By Mary Agnes Carey, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
As politicians squabble in the coming months over which federal programs to cut, Medicaid will be protected by a sort of favorite son status.
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Feeling uneasy about ever getting the middle-class retirement you planned on? Trust your instincts.
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