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2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Social Security Q&A: If I Work till 70, Should I Collect Survivor's Benefits at 60 or 66?

I am a professor of economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a contributor to Bloomberg, the FT, the Economist, Forbes, and other media and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. -- a company that markets personal financial ... (more)

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6 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Many Americans who left labor force want to return to work if economy improves

Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Howell, MI

12 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. hospital breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug: expert

Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Personal Finance

Tue Aug 19, 2014

OpEdNews

How Should Social Security Benefits Respond to an Economic Collapse?

This is the issue that Andrew Biggs implicitly raises in his Wall Street Journal column highlighting the jump in the size of the projections of the Social Security shortfall since 2008.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US News, Liberal Political News

Medical News Today

Medical Care reports high prevalence of opioid use by Social Security disability recipients

More than 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance recipients take opioid pain relievers, while the prevalence of chronic opioid use is over 20 percent and rising, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care .

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KING-TV Seattle

Simple ways to boost your savings

There are some simple steps you can take to boost your savings, and the first one is creating a smart budget, financial experts say.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Tax, Home, Mortgage, Long Term Care, Health

MarketWatch

Don't worry about Social Security

Andy Landis, founder of Thinking Retirement, is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in Social Security, Medicare, and life planning for retirement.

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InfoWorld

Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

The theft of personal data on 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems by hackers in China highlights the increasing degree to which hospitals are becoming lucrative targets for information theft.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Personal Finance

Business Journal

CHS is the latest reminder that security breaches are a matter of 'when,' not 'if'

Personal information - social security numbers, birthdays and more - of more than 4 million patients of doctors affiliated with Franklin-based Community Health Systems looks to have found its way into the hands of a China-based group of hackers.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cybercast News Service

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Sunherald.com

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

HOLD FOR RELEASE AT 12:01 A.M. EDT AND THEREAFTER ON TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014 - This image provided by Twelve Books shows the cover of Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., new book.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Personal Finance, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

Science Daily

Surprising number of older adults weathered the 'great recession' without financial strain

The "Great Recession" may have put a dent in many older adults' pocketbooks, but a new study finds that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in "financial strain" between 2006 and 2010.

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WJIZ-FM Albany

Donald Miller disappeared in the 1980s, was declared dead, returned last year.

Though very much alive, Donald Miller Jr. is still legally a dead man ... and yet now his daughters are being hit up for $47,000 in Social Security benefits they received as teens because of his death, the AP reports.

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WLQT-FM Dayton

Govt. to Family: 'Dead' Dad Actually Alive...

Though very much alive, Donald Miller Jr. is still legally a dead man ... and yet now his daughters are being hit up for $47,000 in Social Security benefits they received as teens because of his death, the AP reports.

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Merced Sun-Star

Nameberry: State your state favorites

When it comes to picking a place name for your child, you could consider a continent like Asia, a country like India, a city like Vienna or Verona ... or one of the select group of U.S. states that lend themselves to babies' birth certificates.

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USA Today

Health network reports 4.5 million patients had information hacked

A rural health company with hospitals across the nation said Monday that hackers had been able to reach names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and social security numbers of about 4.5 million patients Health network reports 4.5 million patients had information hacked A rural health company with hospitals across the nation said Monday that ... (more)

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Tri-cityherald.com

Community Health details attack on patient records

The Franklin, Tennessee, company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Franklin, TN, Personal Finance

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio's senators divided on how to fix Social Security

If you want to see the deep divisions in Washington on how to salvage Social Security, look no further than Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Got questions? Liar Catchers' private investigators can get the answers

It was the kind of morning that would melt the mascara off a dewy-eyed debutante, and the sun was just getting started.

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