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Stories with subject: Government pensions and social security
  • Greek political leaders fail to agree on pension reforms 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 3:48 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - The leaders of five of the seven parties represented in Greece's Parliament have failed to agree on pension reforms after a six-hour meeting, prompting the prime minister to criticize the opposition for being "irresponsible" and "unserious."

  • Japan plans extra budget, handouts, to pump up recovery story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:25 am

    TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered Cabinet ministers to prepare an extra spending package, including cash handouts for the poorest pensioners, seeking to breathe fresh life into Japan's stalling recovery.

  • Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am

    LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.

  • Caesars appeals court ruling that opens it up to $364M claim 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:56 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Casino giant Caesars Entertainment is appealing a bankruptcy court ruling that could put it on the hook for nearly $364 million.

  • Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.

  • Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:40 am

    LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign policies.

  • Guinta cancels town hall in Milton due to illness 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:44 pm

    MILTON, New Hampshire - U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta has canceled a town hall meeting in Milton due to illness.

  • Retired truck drivers face sharp pension cuts 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 11:33 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Dave Grant is a 69-year-old retired truck driver who lives near Davey, and he's about to get hammered.

  • Judge allows hearings on status of disability checks 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 3:36 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A judge has turned down a request to block hearings on whether hundreds of eastern Kentucky residents will keep federal disability benefits.

  • Georgia to hire auditing firm after voters' data released 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 8:41 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Friday that he will hire auditing firm Ernst & Young to review the entire office, days after a lawsuit revealed that news media and political parties had received the Social Security numbers and other personal information about Georgia's 6 million voters.

  • Report: Weak market hits New Mexico pension funds 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 3:40 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The two retirement systems that cover tens of thousands of state and local government workers in New Mexico are facing more than $11 billion in unfunded liability, according to a legislative analysis.

  • Protesting Greek farmers clash with police in central Athens 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 7:55 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greek farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors have clashed outside parliament with police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

  • Analysis: Cut, cut, cower - Lawmakers back down to uproar story has photos
    Updated: Nov-10-15 2:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan promises a big, bold agenda and says lawmakers won't shy from difficult choices. But several recent votes demonstrate Congress' continuing penchant for small ball and timidity - and the tendency of lawmakers to reverse course at the first tingle of political pain.

  • Portugal's radicals move to heart of power after debt crisis 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 5:49 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Die-hard communists are poised to walk the corridors of power in Portugal, and a new generation of leftist radicals is right beside them.

  • Ukraine's rebel center in limbo as fighting dies down 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 4:00 am

    DONETSK, Ukraine - The fighting has subsided, but Donetsk is quickly sinking into the past - a shabby Soviet-like state of empty streets and deprivation. Huge portraits of Josef Stalin hanging in the city center only reinforce the impression of failure.

  • State high court rules in favor of Atlanta on pension reform 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 10:03 am

    ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court has ruled in favor of the city of Atlanta in a class action lawsuit filed by the city's firefighters, police and other workers over their pension funds.

  • Prisoner, daughter-in-law charged in Social Security case 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 8:59 pm

    COLDWATER, Michigan - An 80-year-old Michigan prisoner and his daughter-in-law are accused of conspiring to fool the government into sending more than $260,000 in Social Security benefits.