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Social Security Benefits to Rise by 2 Percent in 2018

Social Security Benefits to Rise by 2 Percent in 2018

By Stephen Ohlemacher |
Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It's the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

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Weinstein Co., Mired in Scandal May Be Up for Sale

Weinstein Co., Mired in Scandal May Be Up for Sale

Oct 16
The company said Monday that it will receive an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant portion of the company

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Oct 16
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Trump Voters Confront Climate Change in Wake of Hurricane

Trump Voters Confront Climate Change in Wake of Hurricane

By Claire Galofaro | Oct 16
Jefferson County, Texas, is among the low-lying coastal areas of America that could lose the most as the ice caps melt and the seas warm and rise. At the same time, it is economically dependent on the petroleum industry.

Central Europe Tackles Issue of Lower Quality Consumer Goods

Central Europe Tackles Issue of Lower Quality Consumer Goods

Oct 16
The leaders of four Central European countries have cautiously welcomed European Union proposals to address their concerns that multinationals sell lower-quality versions of their foods to consumers in Central and Eastern Europe than in the West.

Should You Add a Loan to Your Shopping Cart?

Should You Add a Loan to Your Shopping Cart?

By Amrita Jayakumar | Oct 16
The next time you shop online, you may be offered a new way to pay - a personal loan with fixed monthly payments.

As Crews Gain Ground, California Fire Victims Return Home

As Crews Gain Ground, California Fire Victims Return Home

By Sudhin Thanawala and Brian Melley | Oct 16
With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

Storms Surge and U.S. Retail Sales Surge; Most in 2 ½ Years

Storms Surge and U.S. Retail Sales Surge; Most in 2 ½ Years

By Christopher Rugaber | Oct 15
Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars.

Renters Find Extra Hurdles to Recovery After Hurricanes

Renters Find Extra Hurdles to Recovery After Hurricanes

By Claudia Lauer and Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 15
A neighbor was the first to tell Paige Cane that her landlord had posted an eviction notice on the door of her flooded apartment in Port Arthur, Texas.

In Serbian Village, Violins Are Made with Love

In Serbian Village, Violins Are Made with Love

By Darko Vojinovic | Oct 15
In the small Serbian village of Kovacica, Jan Nemcek makes violins the old way - with no machines, only his hands and tools. And with love.

IMF's Lagarde Urges Leaders to Find Ways to Spread Wealth

IMF's Lagarde Urges Leaders to Find Ways to Spread Wealth

By Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger | Oct 15
World leaders should take advantage of the healthiest global growth in years to pursue policies that will spread prosperity to those being left behind, the head of the International Monetary Fund is arguing.

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