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3 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the... The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority... Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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6 hrs ago | Philly.com

Doreen Shelow.

"People think Jews aren't poor," said Shelow, 56, a disabled and divorced Jewish woman raising her grandson well below the poverty line in a tiny apartment in Somerton, in Northeast Philadelphia. "It's an aspect of poverty that's overlooked.

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11 hrs ago | CIO

'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions

A banking trojan, known for its small size but powerful capabilities, has expanded the number of financial institutions it can collect data from, according to security vendor Avast. The malware is just 20K in size and can inject HTML fields into websites when it detects a user has navigated to a banking site, asking for a range of sensitive information banks would never request during an online session.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Motley Fool

Social Security: Older Couples Face a Terrifying Divorce Trap

Social Security provides benefits not just for workers but also for their spouses. It's pretty easy to understand workers' benefits in retirement, as they're directly linked to that person's work history and are therefore unaffected by things like changes in marital status.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Social Security: Verification of benefits

Need verification of your Social Security benefits? There's no need to visit or call an office to get the verification you need. Simply visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount .

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The York Daily Record

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong growth as the housing market improves, particularly in once hard-hit Sun Belt areas including Phoenix, Miami and San Diego, California, and aging Americans find value in growing old in their homes.

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KTMF

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. . In this Thursday, Sept.

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Brandon Sun

New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages amid signs program is rebounding

Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong growth as the housing market improves, particularly in once hard-hit Sun Belt areas including Phoenix, Miami and San Diego, California, and aging Americans find value in growing old in their homes.

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India Together

Chhattisgarh's food ATMs: Portable benefits minus biometrics

The functioning of the smart-card driven CORE-PDS system demonstrates the feasibility of introducing portability in social security systems without the use of biometrics. A student team from IIT Delhi surveys Fair Price Shops in Raipur district following the new system to assess how it has been faring.

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In-depth Africa

Deal Gone Bad: Shamenda Claims He Rejected Dangote Bribe

MINISTER of Labour and Social Security Fackson Shamenda has revealed that a former human resources manager at Dangote Industries Zambia Limited in Ndola allegedly attempted to bribe him at a hotel a week ago. Speaking when he met Dangote management in Ndola on Saturday, Mr Shamenda said he is disappointed with the behaviour of the company's former human resource manager, Bala Zango, for allegedly attempting to bribe him.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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