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$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

| | Oct 18 2016 - 11:19am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The adjustment adds up to a monthly increase of less than $4 a month for an average recipient.

  1. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 11:00am

    Three scientists won a Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for advances in a field that has big hopes for very tiny machines — the smallest ever built.

  2. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 10:57am

    BEIJING — A vast swath of the Chinese public sees the U.S. as “a top threat,” worse than climate change or Islamic State, according to an independent public opinion survey published Wednesday.

  3. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 10:55am

    Asian-American voters are siding strongly with Hillary Clinton in the presidential contest, as younger voters in particular abandon Donald Trump and the Republican Party, a new poll of those voters has found.

  4. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 10:54am

    NEW YORK — Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping mall anchored by Macy’s, H&M and others, has taken a stand against the growing trend of Thanksgiving shopping and will be closed on the turkey feast this year.

  5. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 12:05am

    FARMVILLE, Va. — Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine repeatedly tried to bait Republican Mike Pence into defending his running mate’s most controversial positions and statements, but the Indiana governor deflected the attacks with the kind of discipline Republicans have been urging Donald Trump to display.

  6. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 9:25am

    Americans remain deeply polarized on climate change, but broadly support increased reliance on solar and wind energy, a new poll has found.

  7. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 9:24am

    Americans might be able to bring a refugee to the U.S. on their own dime if talks between the Obama administration and the nation’s leading refugee advocacy group come to fruition.

  8. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 9:22am

    MANILA, Philippines — Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte told President Barack Obama “you can go to hell” in a speech Tuesday that was his strongest tirade so far against the U.S. over its criticism of his deadly anti-drug campaign, adding that he may eventually decide to “break up with America.”

  9. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 9:21am

    How is a doughnut like a coffee cup? The answer helped three British-born scientists win the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday.

  10. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — A short-handed Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request from the Obama administration to reconsider a major immigration decision, dooming for now President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

  11. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:05pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market.

  12. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 9:41am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Like a busy city, a cell works better if it can dispose of and recycle its garbage. Now a Japanese scientist has won the Nobel Prize in medicine for showing how that happens.

  13. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — An evenly divided Supreme Court opens a new term this week with a few dozen mostly low-profile cases. But perhaps the biggest question of the year won’t even be settled by the justices.

  14. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:05am

    MIAMI — Hurricane Matthew showed some signs of weakening Sunday, but remains a major threat.

  15. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:05am

    For weeks after the vote, the abuse kept coming: Venomous, sexist phone calls and emails, venting rage at the five women on Seattle’s City Council who outvoted four men to derail a sports arena project.