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  • CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out

    CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out
    A couple of well-heeled anchor-reporters for CNBC -- the type of people who need never beg for lunch dates among Wall Street bankers -- Friday batted around the supposed threat to the republic posed by hordes of seniors collecting Social Security...
  • California gives a huge payoff to the NFL

    California gives a huge payoff to the NFL
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill giving the National Football League an enormous break -- at the expense of players who get hurt, sometimes devastatingly, entertaining the fans. He should be ashamed. The measure (AB 1309) may have been the most...
  • 14 Inland Empire residents indicted in federal sweep

    A federal grand jury has indicted 14 Inland Empire residents in a sweep of people accused of stealing government benefits or lying on passport applications, federal prosecutors said. Federal officials said Thursday that over the last two weeks, 13...
  • Non-spouse inherits 401(k); What rules apply?

    Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
  • Letters: Sabotaging Social Security

    Re "The skinny on the Inform Act: It's likely to misinform," Column, Sept. 18 Michael Hiltzik reveals yet another attempt to undermine Social Security and Medicare, this time by driving a wedge between generations. Boston University economist Laurence...
  • China to consider complaints of alleged Beijing airport bomber

    China to consider complaints of alleged Beijing airport bomber
    BEIJING – With public sympathy mounting for a disabled man who allegedly set off a homemade explosive at Beijing's international airport, Chinese authorities say they will reexamine his complaints about being inadequately compensated after low-level...
  • USDA improperly pays millions to dead farmers, audit finds

    USDA improperly pays millions to dead farmers, audit finds
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has improperly paid millions of dollars in aid to thousands of farmers after they have died, according to a government audit. An inspection of the department's crop insurance, disaster assistance and conservation...
  • Workers facing the thorny problems of healthcare and retirement

    Workers facing the thorny problems of healthcare and retirement
    Like most employers, Trader Joe's is grappling with how to look after the well-being of its workers amid difficult financial circumstances. In May, the head of the privately held Monrovia company, with stores nationwide, sent a confidential memo to...
  • Generous aid for relatives came at great personal cost

    Generous aid for relatives came at great personal cost
    Dear Liz: I have $40,000 in credit card debt due to home healthcare I had to provide for my mom, who lived with me for six years before she passed away in 2011. I filed a Veterans Affairs claim on her behalf but just got a VA check for $344 with no...
  • Inform Act won't live up to its name

    Inform Act won't live up to its name
    As every legislative craftsman knows, the trick in giving your bill a name is, first, come up with a title that yields a catchy acronym. Second, make sure the title doesn't explain what the bill does. Hence, the Inform Act. The name certainly is...
  • Obamacare as political theater

     Obamacare as political theater
    Each week seems to bring new claims that the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) — which begins enrollment for coverage on health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1 — will bring calamity. In many ways, this furor is reminiscent of Medicare's...