Government pensions and social security

March 21, 2018 - 2:43 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System is hiring a new director from Georgia. Ray Higgins will be the sixth leader of the Mississippi government pension system in its 66-year history. The current director, Pat Robertson, is retiring June 30 at the end of the...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2011 file photo, Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, attends a meeting of the Economic Club of New York. Peterson's family says the executive and philanthropist who argued passionately that the U.S. must reduce its national debt has died of natural causes. He was 91 years old. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 20, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter G. Peterson, a billionaire and business executive who became one of the most prominent voices to argue for entitlement reform and reducing the U.S. national debt, died of natural causes early Tuesday, his family said. He was 91. Born in the small town of Kearney, Nebraska, to...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, California gubernatorial candidate, state Treasurer John Chiang, a Democrat, speaks at a conference in Sacramento, Calif. Chiang will be joined family members of people who died in a 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, Calf., at a meeting of the California Public Employees Retirement System, Monday, March 19, 2018, calling on the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault-style weapons banned for ownership in California and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 19, 2018 - 11:14 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California State Treasurer John Chiang is calling on the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault-style weapons and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly. Chiang will speak Monday at a board meeting of the California...
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People march and chant slogans during a protest by pensioners in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Tens of thousands of elderly Spaniards rallied across the country Saturday to demand an increase in public pension payouts. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 17, 2018 - 11:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of elderly Spaniards rallied across the country Saturday to demand an increase in public pension payouts. Unions and retiree groups called for protests in over 100 cities and towns across Spain to demand that pension payouts rise in line with inflation. Many...
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More than a thousand teachers and other public workers rally at the Kentucky Capitol to demonstrate against proposed changes to the state’s pension system on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Phiti/Adam Beam)
March 12, 2018 - 8:50 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than a thousand Kentucky teachers and other public workers have rallied at their state Capitol almost daily against proposed changes to the state's woefully underfunded pension system. Public employees are protesting Senate Bill 1, which would cut benefits for some...
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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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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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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2011, file photo, people walk past a Commonwealth Bank branch in Sydney, Australia. The Australian government bowed to growing pressure on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 by announcing a high-level inquiry into misbehavior in Australia's financial sector. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
November 29, 2017 - 9:33 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government bowed to growing pressure on Thursday by announcing a high-level inquiry into misbehavior in Australia's financial sector. A royal commission — the highest form of investigation in Australia — will review the banking, pension and financial...
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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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November 13, 2017 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidents get lucrative book deals and high-paid speaking gigs. So there's no need for taxpayers to support them as they did in the past. The House on Monday backed legislation slightly reducing the pension of former presidents and capping how much they can bill taxpayers...
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