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The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

CBO: US Set For Narrowest Budget Gap Since 2008

The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

05/12/2014

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

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)

AP Poll: Majority Of Older Americans Want No Reductions To Social Security

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.

11/03/2013

Warren Buffett likens it to a nuclear attack. Economists warn that government spending on programs like Social Security would plunge. The Treasury says the economy would slide into a recession worse than the last. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Around The World, Investors And Companies Shrug At US Default

Warren Buffett likens it to a nuclear attack. Economists warn that government spending on programs like Social Security would plunge. The Treasury says the economy would slide into a recession worse than the last.

10/14/2013

They are increasingly ethnically diverse, more educated and less likely to be married — all factors that make them less likely to own a home, said a new report released Wednesday by Trulia, the online real estate firm. After adjusting for these population changes, younger Americans are actually buying homes at the same rate as they did during the late-1990s. David McNew/Getty Images

Shutdown Impact: Veterans Regional Offices Close

A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.

10/06/2013

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Caring For The Elderly: Does China Have It Right?

China recently passed an Elderly Rights Law, requiring adult children to stay connected with their parents.

10/03/2013

A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their inexorable growth. The long-term pressures promise to quickly reverse recent improvements in the deficit. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Study: Current Federal Government Growth Will Overwhelm Long-Term US Budget

A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their inexorable growth. The long-term pressures promise to quickly reverse recent improvements in the deficit.

09/17/2013

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U.Va. Creates Task Force Following Mailing Snafu

The University of Virginia’s policies and procedures will be reviewed by a task force to ensure the personal information of students and staff is protected.

07/23/2013

The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Trustees: Baby Boomers Will Exhaust Medicare Trust Fund By 2026

The government said Friday that Medicare’s giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

05/31/2013

Judges Sue Social Security Over Case "Quotas." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judges Sue Social Security Administration Over Case ‘Quotas’

The union representing Social Security’s administrative law judges is suing the agency, claiming judges are forced to decide more than 500 cases a year, a standard that sometimes results in benefits that would otherwise be denied if judges had more time to review evidence.

04/19/2013

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