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Why Many Americans Will Never Be Able to Retire: Viewpoint

Traditionally, Americans could look forward to a comfortable retirement. After four decades in an office or a factory, sometime in their 60s they would lay down their burdens and enjoy a final couple of decades with time to relax, spend …

Feds Say Maryland Man Stole Hurricane Victim’s IDs as Part of $8M Scam

A Maryland man is accused of stealing hurricane victim’s identities as part what the Secret Service describes as an $8 million effort to scam a Federal Emergency Management Agency program. News outlets reported Tuesday that 30-year-old Tare Stanley Okirika is …

Massachusetts Tax Data Breach Twice as Large as Originally Thought

Officials with Massachusetts’ tax collection agency say a data breach that exposed private information from about 39,000 business taxpayers was twice as large as originally thought. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue tells The Boston Globe the information was viewable to …

Maine Notifies More Than 2,000 About Information Breach

Maine officials say they’re notifying some 2,100 people of an incident that might have caused their personal information to be temporarily exposed. The Maine Office of Information Technology says the potential breach happened on Sept. 21 as part of a …

More Senior Citizens Working Past Retirement Age

More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job. Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. jobs report released on Friday. …

Surprising Facts About Social Security and Medicare

While the era of “alternative facts” dawned in Washington last week, experts from across the ideological spectrum gathered in the capital for a review of real facts about our two most important retirement programs: Social Security and Medicare. The annual …

Utah: 750K More Victims In Health Dept Data Breach

An additional 750,000 people had their personal information stolen by hackers, state health officials said this week after discovering that the thieves downloaded thousands more files of data than authorities initially believed. Officials originally estimated that about 24,000 people had …

San Francisco City Worker Charged With Data Theft

A former San Francisco city employee is facing charges that she stole Social Security and other confidential information from more than 3,000 people who applied for Medi-Cal benefits. Shawn Williams pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to four felony counts of …

China to Tap Foreign Employees for Social Insurance Funds

China has enacted a social insurance law that requires foreigners to pay into medical, pension and unemployment funds for the first time, but unclear implementation guidelines are fueling uncertainty among expatriates and their employers about the true costs. The law, …