Long the "third rail" of politics, Social Security has emerged as a part of bipartisan talks aimed at stabilizing America's public debt. Will it finally be restructured to reflect today’s economy?
Social Security payments were made to seniors in 2009, federal investigator says. One in 10 Social Security payments to very poor were improper.
Social Security and Medicare aren't funded by the spending bill tied up in the government-shutdown showdown, meaning that they would be affected only at the margins.
Medicare price increases could wipe out any gain from a Social Security cost-of-living-adjustment next year for three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries, estimates AARP.
Baby names: The same values that pushed adventurous individuals into new territories as our country was being populated may still show up in the names their descendants give to babies, a new study finds.
Here’s what to expect if Republicans and Democrats in Congress don't reconcile their differences on spending for the last half of this fiscal year ... and a government shutdown ensues.
Social Security freeze means recipients won't get a cost-of-living adjustment for the second year in a row. But House Speaker Pelosi is pushing for a $250 payment.
Social Security recipients will go a second year without any increase in benefits. This year was the first without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation started in 1975.