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Federal Retirement Costs Outgrowing Social Security Costs

Retirement programs for former federal workers are outgrowing funds, resulting with a multi-trillion-dollar shortfall, according to a USA TODAY analysis. The federal government has not been setting money aside or creating revenue for retirement programs, meaning costs will come through taxes and borrowing, much like Social Security’s payroll tax. A …

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FCC Facing Court Challenges on Net Neutrality Laws

The Federal Communications Commission has come under fire of late for its new so-called net neutrality regulations, published last week in the Federal Register. This time, rather than criticism of being heavy-handed, the FCC is taking heat for not going far enough. Media reform group Free Press filed a lawsuit …

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OPM Releases Health Premium Rates for Federal Workers

The average premium for federal workers enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program will go up 3.8 percent in 2012, the Office of Personnel Management said Tuesday. On average, enrollees with self-only coverage will pay $2.32 more per biweekly pay period. Enrollees with family coverage will pay $6.18 more. …

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Ex-SEC Lawyer on Madoff Case Should Face Probe, Watchdog Says

A former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer who handled Bernard Madoff’s legal matters for the agency should face a criminal investigation, the SEC’s top watchdog said Tuesday. Recently, it was revealed David Becker, formerly SEC general counsel, was allowed to work on the Madoff case despite inheriting profits by liquidating …

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Census Bureau: Income Down, Poverty Up

If anyone needed more proof of the country’s economic struggles, the latest report from the Census Bureau should suffice. The bureau’s annual report of statistics on income, poverty and health care statistics for year 2010 paints a bleak picture of the state of the economy. In 2010, real median income …

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