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Stories with subject: Government pensions and social security
  • Portugal's president urges parties to unite, seek compromise story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:01 pm

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability.

  • Judge orders $150K to heirs of lawyer in pension scandal 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:01 am

    DETROIT - A judge has ordered the federal government to refund $150,000 to heirs of a Detroit pension fund lawyer who died before being sent to prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scandal.

  • Backers of California pension overhaul alter ballot language 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:18 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Backers of a proposed ballot initiative to cut pension spending for California state and local government employees said Monday that they were dropping a measure proposed in June because state Attorney General Kamala Harris found that current employees would lose constitutionally protected vested pension benefits, and they will instead pursue an alternative aimed at avoiding that pitfall.

  • Portugal: A look at the election of a new government 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 2:18 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal holds a general election Sunday when the country's 9.7 million eligible voters choose a government for the next four years. Here are some of the issues:

  • Experian says 15M have info stolen in hack of T-Mobile data story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:06 pm

    NEW YORK - Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdates and other personal information.

  • Woman must pay back government for Social Security fraud 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 10:35 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - A 43-year-old Maine woman will spend six months in home confinement and must repay about $20,000 to the government for Social Security fraud.

  • Woman pleads guilty to unlawfully receiving $66K in benefits 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:09 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire woman accused of unlawfully receiving more than $66,000 in benefits has pleaded guilty in federal court.

  • New Mexico Supreme Court rules in contested rate case 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 9:18 am

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court is backing up state regulators' decision to allow an electric utility to consider renewable energy costs and employee pension assets when seeking a change in customer rates.

  • Standard often cited in Kansas pension debates questioned 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 2:35 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials say the state will know its underfunded pension system is back on solid financial ground when its revenues and investment earnings are expected to cover 80 percent of the benefits promised retirees over the next two decades.

  • Report: 2,900 public retirees in NY with $100,000 pensions 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 9:08 am

    ALBANY, New York - The Empire Center says the latest public data show more than 2,900 state and local government retirees in New York are collecting pensions topping $100,000.

  • New Greek government sworn in, pledges to focus on reforms story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 6:33 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's new coalition government formally assumed its duties Wednesday, pledging to enforce creditor-demanded spending cuts and reforms while softening the pain on an austerity-weary population.

  • Chicago mayor's budget includes massive property hike story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:12 pm

    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel pitched a massive property tax hike Tuesday as a "last resort" to correct Chicago's financial footing, suggesting the only alternative for the nation's third-largest city would include severe cuts to police and fire services, recycling programs, pothole repair and even rodent control.

  • IMF says new loan for Moldova won't materialize during visit 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:54 pm

    CHISINAU, Moldova - The International Monetary Fund says it will not negotiate a new loan program with Moldova during its visit to the country, dashing the government's hopes of an immediate agreement to help cover pensions and salaries.

  • New Mexico mayors plan to form caucus 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 4:33 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Mayors from across New Mexico are banding together to advocate for local issues before state lawmakers.

  • Bills target retirement age, benefits for state workers 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 12:44 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin state employees would have to work two more years before they could qualify for early retirement, and their pensions would be calculated differently, under a pair of bills being circulated by Republicans in the Legislature.

  • A look at the differences in what Republicans, Wolf want 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 10:48 am

    The budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature has hit 80 days. Here is a summary of their key objectives and what they have made public about their compromise offers:

  • EU court fines Italy over state aid to companies 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 6:09 am

    BRUSSELS - A top European Union court has fined Italy 30 million euros ($34 million) for failing to recover millions of euros in relief from social security contributions granted to hundreds of companies.

  • Editorials from around Ohio 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 1:36 pm

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

  • GOP bill pays bondholders if government hits debt limit 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 5:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - As Congress gears up for another fight over the federal debt, House Republicans advanced legislation Thursday to make sure investors in U.S. Treasury bonds get paid even if the government reaches the limit of its borrowing authority.