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Archive: August 14, 2015

Today is the 80th anniversary of Social Security, which supports 5.4 million Californians. Credit: Kameleon007
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80 years ago today, Social Security became the law of the land - and now it serves 5.4 million Californians and adds $75 million a year to the state's economy. The anniversary will be celebrated at the Dodgers' and Giants' games tonight and at senior centers across the state. The average monthly b ...Read More

Friday is the 80th anniversary of Social Security, which supports 4 million Floridians a year. Credit: Kameleon007

MIAMI - Eighty years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law - and now the program provides a financial lifeline to 64 million Americans including slightly more than 4 million Floridians. The occasion will be celebrated with parties at senior centers across the st ...Read More

S new poll shows strong support remains for Social Security among people of all ages and political affiliations. Credit: zimmytws.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Today marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security, and a new report finds strong support for the program among people of all ages and from all walks of life. The survey from AARP showed that across generations and political affiliations, Social Security is considered one of the ...Read More

Two new reports show Texas leads the nation in producing wind energy. Credit: Leaflet/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas leads the nation in total output of wind energy, according to two new reports from the federal Department of Energy. The Lone Star State has installed more than 14,000 megawatts of power - more than twice as much as California, the next-highest state. The studies also show Tex ...Read More

As rates climb consumers are encouraged to shop for affordable health insurance options. Photo credit: Kurhan/freeimages.com. <br />

NEW YORK - New York is just one state seeing some double-digit rate hike requests from health insurers under the Affordable Care Act. Obama administration officials are urging states to cut insurers' requests for rate increases, which usually result in premium hikes for consumers. Matt Anderson, sp ...Read More

The combined voices of more than 20,000 SEIU home care workers in Oregon have caught the attention of the conservative Freedom Foundation, a group that has launched an anti-union ad campaign and, this week, sued SEIU Local 503 and several state department heads. Courtesy: SEIU Local 503.

SALEM, Ore. - An Oregon labor union is the target of a lawsuit challenging its right to represent and charge dues to people who don't want to be union members. The Freedom Foundation filed the suit Thursday. Some members of SEIU Local 503 say they're perplexed by the legal action. Meleta Christian ...Read More

Gov. Mike Pence has announced the hiring of an additional 113 workers at the Indiana Department of Child Services. Credit: NoirKitsune/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Child Services is looking for more people qualified to work with some of the state's most vulnerable children. Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday that the state would authorize the hiring of 113 additional caseworkers following a 26 percent increase in cases ...Read More

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