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Stories with subject: Government pensions and social security
  • Tsipras defiant as thousands rally in support of "no" vote story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:06 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.

  • The Latest: Major votes lined up in Pennsylvania Legislature 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:57 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest news from an efforts by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to line up various pieces of major legislation for floor votes (all times local):

  • McConnell: New trade deal triumph despite partisan divide 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:44 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The brief alliance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Barack Obama to pass trade legislation last week marked a triumph amid divided government, McConnell said Monday, and he offered to work together across partisan lines to shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations.

  • The Latest: British leader says Greek vote is a vote on euro story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 8:04 am

    ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):

  • A look at GOP plans for budget, pension and liquor bills 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 6:08 pm

    The House and Senate Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature are scrambling to advance major legislation to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf in the final days of the state government's 2014-15 state fiscal year, which ends Tuesday night. Details of the legislation were still emerging Saturday and potentially changing in the days ahead. Here is a summary of the latest details:

  • House panel narrows breadth of changes in GOP pension bill 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 2:56 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republicans are abandoning a plan to seek billions of dollars in concessions from current employees in legislation to scale back benefits in Pennsylvania's two major public pension systems.

  • German finance chief dismisses Greek proposals 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:56 am

    FRANKFURT, Germany - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is dismissing the most recent Greek proposals for more bailout money.

  • Foreign fund's fight with Samsung galvanizes shareholders story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:17 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of South Korean investors are backing an American hedge fund's bid to thwart a business combination between Samsung companies that they argue will only enrich the country's wealthiest family.

  • A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority story has photos
    Updated: Jun-23-15 12:10 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Looking tired and leaning on his cane, Fotis Theodorakopoulos watched quietly as other demonstrators gathered to discuss Greece's financial drama and chant defiant slogans outside the parliament.

  • A guide to Greece's financial troubles and bailout talks 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 5:43 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece is holding an emergency meeting with its financial rescue creditors in the hope of getting more loans. Without a deal, it could default on its debts as soon as next week, which could be the first step in a chain reaction that sees the country fall out of the euro currency union.

  • Bank savings in front line as Greece hurtles toward default story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 12:04 pm

    LUXEMBOURG - The last time Greece was facing a hard deadline to secure a deal with its bailout creditors, in February, it agreed to one only when it feared a worst case scenario - a run on the country's banks.

  • Government paves way for multi-employer pension plan cuts 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 1:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government is preparing to cut benefits over the next few years for hundreds of thousands of retirees covered by underfunded multi-employer private pension plans.

  • Romania's president cautious about pensions for Parliament 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 8:08 am

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's president says he needs to closely examine legislation approved by Parliament granting supplementary pensions to lawmakers, following criticism of the proposal.

  • In east Ukraine psychiatric ward, war deepens mental wounds story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 3:25 pm

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine - Whenever the bombs fell, the men and women in the psychiatric ward would huddle in terror around fellow patient Valentina Izotova, a stout, maternal-looking woman, and she would read to them from her favorite book. They hardly understood a word, but her voice soothed them.

  • Check-cashing scheme arrests prompt voter privacy concerns 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 9:40 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Doña Ana County Clerk wants to end the use of complete Social Security numbers for voter registrations.

  • FedEx will take $2.2B charge for pension accounting change 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 4:54 pm

    NEW YORK - FedEx said it is changing its pension accounting methods, and it will take a $2.2 billion charge as a result.

  • Correction: Disability-Suicide story 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 6:10 pm

    PRESTONSBURG, Kentucky - In a story June 10 about a man who killed himself after his disability payments were suspended, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a quarter of the population of Kentucky's 5th Congressional District receives federal disability benefits. A quarter of people receive Social Security benefits, which includes retirement, disability and survivor benefits.

  • S&P downgrades Greece, says default likely if no debt deal 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 6:26 pm

    NEW YORK - Standard & Poor's on Wednesday downgraded Greece's credit rating one notch further into junk territory, saying it's likely the country will default on its commercial debt within a year if it can't strike a deal with its creditors.

  • What's holding up a deal on Greece's bailout story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:00 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - The ball is in Greece's court, its creditors say.

  • Court has spoken but pensions remain unsettled in New Jersey story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 1:17 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's state Supreme Court ruled that it will not force the state to increase contributions to the pension funds for public workers, handing a court victory to Gov. Chris Christie as he considers whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination next year.

  • Rhode Island judge approves settlement on pension overhaul 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 6:58 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A proposed settlement to resolve years of legal wrangling over Rhode Island's landmark public pension system overhaul was approved Tuesday by a judge who called it an imperfect but fair solution.

  • What New Jersey court ruling on pensions means for taxpayers 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 4:41 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state cannot be forced to increase contributions to the pension funds for public workers.

  • The Latest on pension ruling: Split decision from Moody's 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:20 pm

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  • Woman ordered to pay restitution for Social Security fraud 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 10:33 am

    CASPER, Wyoming - A federal judge has ruled that a 41-year-old Cheyenne woman must pay more than $45,000 in restitution for Social Security fraud.

  • Senior travel booms in China, with Yangtze a popular spot 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 9:09 am

    BEIJING - When Li Caohua retired in her late 50s, the doctor immediately joined millions of other Chinese seniors and hit the road to see more of her giant country.