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There are about 2.6 unemployed Americans, on average, for each open job, the report shows. That's close to the ratio of 2 to 1 that is typical of healthier economies. The ratio of unemployed people to available jobs reached a record 6.7 in July 2009, just after the recession ended. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov’t Report: 2.6 Unemployed Americans For Every US Job Opening

There are about 2.6 unemployed Americans, on average, for each open job, the report shows. That’s close to the ratio of 2 to 1 that is typical of healthier economies. The ratio of unemployed people to available jobs reached a record 6.7 in July 2009, just after the recession ended.

03/11/2014

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Tax Tips For Retirees

With careful planning, you may find yourself paying the IRS much less than you have in years past.

03/03/2014

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Suspense in Senate: Debt Vote Shrouded in Secrecy

Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line.

02/13/2014

Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., speaks during a rally to express support for state workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on March 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Retiring Dem Congressman: ‘Now Is The Time To Leave Head First Rather Than Feet First’

Retirements are shrinking the political center in Congress as the fall elections force an answer to the question, “Should I stay or should I go?”

01/16/2014

Across the U.S., such concerns are common among blue-collar baby boomers — the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964. Many have jobs that provide paltry pensions or none at all, as many companies have been moving toward less generous retirement packages in the past decade.  (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Retirement Unlikely For Many Blue-Collar Americans

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that’s been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid — it’s just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.

12/31/2013

The nation's already backlogged immigration courts might soon be thrown into more havoc as roughly half of their 220 judges will be eligible for retirement next year.  (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly Half of Immigration Judges Eligible to Retire, Courts Overwhelmed

The nation’s already backlogged immigration courts might soon be thrown into more havoc as roughly half of their 220 judges will be eligible for retirement next year.

12/22/2013

File photo of Rep. Paul Ryan. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan Strikes Collaborative Tone In Opening Talks

To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an onslaught of retiring baby boomers draining entitlement programs.

10/31/2013

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Poll: Half of Older Workers Delay Retirement Plans

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

10/14/2013

Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Study: World Aging Quickly, Seniors Over 60 To Outnumber Children By 2050

The Global AgeWatch Index shows that nations are not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, seniors over the age of 60 will outnumber children under the age of 15 for the first time in history.

09/30/2013

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 15:  Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig listens to a question during a hearing of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the illegal use of sterioids in baseball January 15, 2008 in Washington, DC. The "Mitchell Report" named several former and current major league baseball players who are accused of using steriods or other performance-enhancing drugs.  (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to Retire in Jan. 2015

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he plans to retire in January 2015.

09/26/2013

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