Government pensions and social security

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as Abe speaks to the media at the headquarters of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Prime Minister Abe's ruling coalition appeared certain to hold onto a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament following Sunday's election, with exit polls indicating he could even close in on the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions.(Yohei Kanazashi/Kyodo News via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 11:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday but will not reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media. NHK public...
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President Donald Trump arrives with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr to speak about the 2020 census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 10:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After failing to get his citizenship question on the census, President Donald Trump now says his fallback plan will provide an even more accurate count — determining the citizenship of 90 percent of the population "or more." But his plan will likely be limited by logistical...
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July 02, 2019 - 10:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday says Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver's license applicants by treating them differently than other U.S. citizen applicants — forcing them to take tests, seizing their documents for fraud reviews and quizzing them on details about...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018 file photo, the newest attraction at Legoland in Windsor, England, shows a depiction of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle. A group of investors that includes the owners of toy maker Lego is buying Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland. Merlin said Friday June 28, 2019, it accepted the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 28, 2019 - 7:49 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The owners of toy maker Lego are teaming up with a group of investors to buy Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland and the Madame Tussauds wax museums. Kirkbi Invest said Friday it is joining forces with private equity firm...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo people walk through lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park at the start of a work day in New York.A new study finds that only 4% of retirees start claiming their Social Security benefits at the most financially optimal time. And current retirees collectively will lose $3.4 trillion in potential income to fund their retirement because they started drawing benefits at a less than ideal time. That’s roughly $111,000 per household, according to the research from United Income, an online investment management and financial planning firm. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 27, 2019 - 11:05 pm
It's tough to decide when to start taking Social Security benefits and it appears many people are shorting themselves with their choice. A new study finds that only 4% of retirees start claiming their Social Security benefits at the most financially optimal time. And current retirees collectively...
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FILE - In this Feb.26, 2013 photo, a job seeker enters a job center (Pole Emploi), in Nice, southeastern France. French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled its plan to tighten the country's unemployment benefits. All major workers unions denounce the reform as unfair and damaging to the country's social system. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
June 18, 2019 - 11:11 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for the unemployed to claim benefits, as part of an overhaul of France's labor market that aims to boost the nation's economy. Labor Minister Muriel Penicaud said Tuesday that the changes were "...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony to sign a decree on Regional Development, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. The South American country kicked off a general strike Friday, June 14, that is likely to paralyze major cities across Brazil. The nationwide strike is the first since the arrival of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
June 14, 2019 - 10:39 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil kicked off a general strike Friday that is likely to paralyze major cities across Latin America's largest country. The nationwide strike is the first since the arrival of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 1. While most participants will be protesting against a...
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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 10, 2019 - 9:35 am
Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early. More than half apply for Social Security before they reach full retirement age, which is currently 66 and rising to 67 for people born in 1960 and later. More than 30%...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels to haggle over who should lead the 28-nation bloc's key institutions for the next five years after weekend elections shook up Europe's political landscape. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 9:56 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — After years of talks, the Dutch government, employers and labor unions on Wednesday unveiled a proposed new pension framework to make it more sustainable as people live longer and swap jobs more often. "We worked together to build one of the best pension systems in the...
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Supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro feature a large, inflatable doll in his image as they demonstrate along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2019. The pro-Bolsonaro rally follows anti-government protests against education budget cuts as the president also battles an uncooperative Congress, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings after five months in office. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
May 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil on Sunday to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term. The stumbling start for the far-right...
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