Government pensions and social security

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 5:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and abroad. Well-organized, festive and friendly, the World Cup has shown off a welcoming and modern...
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July 12, 2018 - 2:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The nation's burgeoning pension crisis has spurred thousands of workers and retirees to rally in Ohio's capital. Unionized coal and steel miners, teamsters, bakers, tobacco workers and others have come from as far as Utah and Alabama Thursday, filling the Ohio Statehouse steps...
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July 01, 2018 - 3:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of the Russian government's proposal to raise the eligibility ages for pensions are holding demonstrations throughout the country. Several hundred people held an unsanctioned rally in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. Authorized rallies also took place Sunday in the Far...
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In this Thursday, June 28, 2018 photo, the columns of the 444 BC ancient marble Temple of Poseidon are illuminated, at Cape Sounion, in south of Athens. Greece has significantly improved its economy as it heads toward the end of its bailout program in August, but its debt pile will remain difficult to manage in the long term, the International Monetary Fund said Friday. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 29, 2018 - 7:41 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has significantly improved its economy as it heads toward the end of its bailout program in August, but its debt will remain difficult to manage in the long term, the International Monetary Fund said Friday. The IMF said the country would emerge from its bailout "having...
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June 26, 2018 - 11:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget scorekeeper for U.S. lawmakers projects that federal debt compared to the size of the economy will reach 78 percent this fiscal year, the highest level in nearly seven decades. The Congressional Budget Office predicts the debt will grow even as government revenue flattens...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, reacts after missing to score during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 4:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 11 p.m. Croatia has stunned Argentina 3-0 to advance to the group stage of the World Cup and leave Lionel Messi and his teammates needing help to stay alive. The humiliating loss for one of soccer's most storied nations began...
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A retired woman holds a placard which reads "pensioners no longer want to be taken for milk cows" during a rally in Paris, France, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Thousands of retired French workers have taken to the streets across the country over a tax hike on their pensions. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 14, 2018 - 11:35 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French retirees are protesting across the country over a tax hike on their pensions. Nine unions called on retired workers to demonstrate Thursday against the centrist government's plans to freeze pensions and increase taxes. The tax hike has been in effect since January...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen under stormy skies. On Tuesday, June 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for May. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $146.8 billion in May, helping push the total deficit so far this year 23 percent above the same period a year ago. Last month's deficit followed a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, a month that traditionally ends in the black...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
June 11, 2018 - 10:31 am
Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you're working. Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. You'll pay federal income taxes on most retirement plan withdrawals , but additional state taxes depend on where you live. Tax rates on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 file photo, then Premier-designate Giuseppe Conte addresses the media after a round of consultations to form the Cabinet ministers, in Rome. Italy will be represented at this week's summit of the world's wealthiest democracies by a political novice whose powers in the new populist government remain to be tested: At best, as an executor of a program he didn't help draft, at worst, as a mediator between two disparate political blocs joined in a marriage of convenience. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP, File )
June 08, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ROME (AP) — The economist who tried to form an Italian government amid political gridlock said Friday he's "truly worried" that the costly measures on the new populist leaders' agenda will further swell Italy's national debt and trigger a negative reaction by the financial markets. Carlo Cottarelli...
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