Government pensions and social security

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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Britain's newly appointed Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt poses for the media after leaving 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has named a new international development secretary to replace a Cabinet minister forced out over unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials. Penny Mordaunt was promoted Thursday from the work and pensions department to the job overseeing Britain's foreign aid. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 09, 2017 - 10:56 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May named a new international development secretary on Thursday to replace a Cabinet minister forced out over unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials. Penny Mordaunt was promoted from the work and pensions department to the job overseeing Britain's...
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Uber drivers cheers after a senate vote aimed at regulating ride-sharing apps, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Thousands of drivers from Uber and cabbies are facing off in Brazil's capital as the Senate considers imposing new regulations that the ride-sharing app says would sink its business in its second-largest market worldwide. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 31, 2017 - 8:11 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of drivers from Uber and cabbies faced off in Brazil's capital Tuesday as the Senate voted to soften proposed new regulations that the ride-sharing app said would sink its business in its second-largest market worldwide. In the latest threat to Uber's global business,...
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Brazil's President Michel Temer flashes two thumbs up as he leaves the Military Hospital, where he was hospitalized with an urinary obstruction, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Temer survived a key vote Wednesday night on whether he should be tried on corruption charges, mustering support in Brazil's lower house of Congress despite abysmal approval ratings and widespread rejection among his countrymen. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Overcoming an effort to try him on corruption charges, Brazilian President Michel Temer tried Thursday to move past the scandals that have dogged him, but it was unclear if he has the support to push his market-friendly reform agenda. A congressional vote late Wednesday temporarily...
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October 22, 2017 - 10:07 am
These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on the...
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Graphic shows annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
October 13, 2017 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary. The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, affects benefits for more than...
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The sun shines on the ancient Acropolis hill, with the ruins from the fifth century BC in Athens, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 03, 2017 - 4:40 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest underfunding of their social security fund, which came as a result of austerity measures demanded by Greece's bailout creditors. The journalists' strike pulled all radio and television news broadcasts off the...
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