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1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line Extra

All of this two-party arrogance and accusing amounts to childishness. Americans want our leaders working together in harmony on the big issues.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Personal Finance, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

How to defend against a security breach

In the past few weeks, computer-savvy thieves have been out in force, picking through personal information left behind at doctors offices, stores, and government offices, stealing everything from Social Security numbers to credit and debit card numbers. a Call an institution that's been part of a breach and ask if you were involved.

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SFGate

New Mexico vets' personal information compromised

The personal identifying information of thousands of New Mexico veterans may have been compromised because of a misplaced folder, New Mexico Veterans Affairs officials said Saturday. Agency officials said they are notifying more than 2,600 veterans that a folder with their names and Social Security numbers was found in a women's restroom July 30 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Michelle Lujan, Life, Veteran Affairs, Personal Finance, Science / Technology

Lucianne.com

Passport and social securitynumber in one day if you are illegal

Passport and social security number in one day if you are illegal Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh I spent three hours yesterday at the Romanian Embassy trying to obtain a passport renewal for my 82-year-old mother who wants to travel to visit her sister and brother she has not seen since 1996. It may be her last trip.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

The Motley Fool

Social Security: The Shocking Way the Government's Taking Benefits Away

For the tens of millions of retirees who depend on Social Security for a major part of their financial well-being, even the smallest increase in their monthly benefits can make a big different in their ability to support themselves in retirement. But alarmingly, an increasing number of Social Security recipients face a threat that has taken away some of those hard-fought benefits -- and that threat is coming directly from the federal government in the form of garnishments due to student loans.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

KOB-TV New Mexico

Personal information of more than 2,600 veterans inadvertently misplaced

The names and social security numbers of more than 2,600 local veterans was left in a folder in a public restroom in the lobby of the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. The VA said that folder was misplaced back in July, but patients are just now getting letters from the VA that their information was compromised.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Albuquerque, NM

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Forbes.com

Social Security Q&A: Am I Eligible for Benefits Based on My First...

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 planning at www.esplanner.com, www.esplanner.com/basic, and www.maximizemysocialsecurity.com. Recent books: The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission, The Clash of Generations , Jimmy Stewart Is Dead, and Spend 'Til the End.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Financial Services

Customer Interaction Solutions

Ex Steals from Mom and Child While Attempting to Defraud Operator;...

SubscriberWise, the leading provider of analytics driven subscriber decision management technology and the nation's first and largest issuing consumer reporting agency for the communications industry, announced today that the company president has counseled a woman about an identity theft where she and her 7-year-old daughter are the crime victims. "The timing is remarkable," stated David Howe, president of SubscriberWise.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Personal Finance, US News

GhanaWeb

SSNIT stoical over GH 2.4million Vanef payment

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust is yet to retrieve the questionable GHA 2.4million it paid to Vanef two months after the B&FT first brought the issue to the attention of the pensions manager. Mr. Peter Hayibor, the General Manager/General Counsel of SSNIT said in June that: "Unless anybody draws attention to it, it wouldn't be known."

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Daily Kos

Elections ad roundup: The GOP spends big to put another House seat in play

The spot accuses Maffei of taking advantage of taxpayer funded Washington perks, while praising Republican John Katko as a courageous prosecutor. Until recently, this district hadn't been on many people's taget lists.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Ann Marie Buerkle, Republican, US House of Representatives, Timothy Bishop, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Representative Dan Maffei, Personal Finance

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Not all legal immigrants allowed to work

H-4 visas are given to spouses of those on an H-1B visa . The State Department said 96,753 people received the H-4 visa in 2013, 76 percent of whom were from South Asia.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Immigration Reform, Newark, CA

Detroit Free Press

Beware of the medical identity theft epidemic

Despite government assurances that the recent hacking of HealthCare.gov did not compromise the security of the personal information of enrollees and the hack was confined to a server that was not supposed to be connected to the Internet, many security experts continue to have doubts about the security of the HealthCare.gov website. / Associated Press Within the past few weeks we have seen the hacking of the Affordable Care Act's HealthCare.gov as well as a massive data breach at Community Health Systems, a hospital chain with medical facilities in 29 states in which the records of 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems' hospitals including names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers were stolen.

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

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Data breach at Tampa General Hospital

Data breach at Tampa General Hospital A data breach at a local hospital had nearly 700 patients' information stolen. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1tJ8Y1C Tampa, Florida -- A data breach at a local hospital had nearly 700 patients' private information stolen.

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Related Topix: Tampa General Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Tampa, FL, Personal Finance

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bothell Reporter

Kenmore financial advisor sentenced to five years for mail fraud, Social Security fraud

A long-time Kenmore financial adviser was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison for mail fraud and Social Security number fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Edward H. Kahler, 65, was the owner of Key Resources, a Kenmore retirement consulting company which sold annuities and life insurance.

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Related Topix: Prison, Personal Finance, Retirement

Lowell Sun

Understanding our Social Security system

Several of surveys conducted over the last few years show that a growing number of Americans are losing faith that they will receive their full Social Security benefits. Predictably, younger adults expect to receive no benefits at all when they retire.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Peabody, MA, Andover, MA

The Tribune

Arizona man wins fight for death benefits

A judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Fred McQuire and George Martinez were partners of 45 years who got married in California this summer, fulfilling one of their final wishes as they both dealt with serious health issues.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, California, Personal Finance, Life, Veteran Affairs

KNUS-AM Aurora

Arizona man wins fight for death benefits

A judge has handed a victory to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Fred McQuire and George Martinez were partners of 45 years who got married in California this summer, fulfilling one of their final wishes as they both dealt with serious health issues.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Personal Finance, Life, Veteran Affairs

Detroit News

Arizona man wins fight for death benefits

Fred McQuire and George Martinez were partners of 45 years who got married in California this summer, fulfilling one of their final wishes as they both dealt with serious health issues. Martinez died in late August, but McQuire was unable to receive Social Security and veteran benefits because Arizona bans gay marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Personal Finance

KWTX

Former Justice of the Peace Appears in Court on Federal Theft Charges

Scattered rain chances and turning cooler today... It looks to be mainly rain-free this weekend with highs Saturday in the mid 70s and Sunday in the low-to-mid 80s! Scattered rain chances and turning cooler today... It looks to be mainly rain-free this weekend with highs Saturday in the mid 70s and Sunday in the low-to-mid 80s! Former McLennan County Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone, who resigned her office after she was caught up in a mileage scam to defraud the county, is free on bond Friday after a court hearing on charged of theft from the Social Security Administration. Federal court records show Boone was named guardian for a friend who died but Boone kept receiving Social Security benefit checks in his name and cashing them.

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Related Topix: McLennan County, TX, Personal Finance

Right Wing News

A Wee Problem for the UK

Last weekend several polls emerged that shockingly forecast Scottish independence from Great Britain is within the realm of political possibilities. Although the September 18th vote had worried a number of people, the evenly split polling results burst upon the world like a thunderbolt, perhaps shattering the image of a steady, genial and conservative Britain.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Texas, Country, Lonestar, Queen Elizabeth, Essex County, England, Greater London County, England, Personal Finance

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