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  • A crisis of GM proportions is coming: Andrew Tisch Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Andrew Tisch speaks on stage during the 2014 City Parks Foundation Gala in Central Park, June 3, 2014 in New York City.

    A crisis of GM proportions awaits the US if we don't fix some big problems like tax reform and Social Security, says Loews co-chair Andrew Tisch.

  • Retirement savings fears grip Americans Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Americans are worried about their retirement savings, as the once-dependable foundation has crumbled. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • The entitlement program that’s about to dry up Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    As the program's funds dry up and its insolvency hovers less than two years away, Congress remains quiet on the issue.

  • May 19- Many retirees don't maximize their Social Security retirement benefits because they start them at the wrong time or overlook more sophisticated claiming strategies.

  • 3 financial pitfalls facing same-sex couples Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Married same-sex couples are recognized by the federal government and some states, but couples still must watch for pitfalls.

  • Senator Marco Rubio, a likely Republican candidate for the White House, on Tuesday unveiled plans to give more Americans a way to save for retirement while raising the retirement age for younger workers.

  • High fees eroding many retirement accounts Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    A new study finds that the typical 401(k) would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career.

  • The US is going through old records and can now seize tax refunds of the children of people it overpaid on Social Security.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- For years, Joanne Condon tossed and turned at night with the same thoughts running through her head. What if her retirement savings just were not enough? "The biggest challenge is the fact that it is just you," says the 56- year-old from East Rutherford, New Jersey.

  • Borrowers took out $15.3 billion of the loans in 2013, an increase of 20 percent from the year before, according to industry publication Inside Mortgage Finance. But at this stage, most bigger lenders are uncomfortable with the loans- for example, in 2011, Wells Fargo& Co and Bank of America backed out of the business.

  • Stern Advice - Getting real about retirement Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 12- In the retirement planning space, there are two realities. The first consists of spreadsheets, calculators and frightening rules of thumb to guide workers and retirees in their saving and spending decisions.

  • What's driving US budget     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    Checks to Americans, for entitlements, welfare or other transfer payments, will make up 70 percent of all the money the government spends this year. Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, provide perspective.

  • 3 ways to grow your 401(k), no matter your age Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    All generations of pre-retirees are facing some level of savings shortfall, but there are steps anyone can take to help build their 401(k).

  • How the Gingrich-Edwards tax loophole works Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    John Edwards and Newt Gingrich.

    President Obama has called for ending a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions of dollars. Here's how it works.

  • Maximize your Social Security distribution     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    By delaying payments, you can increase your yearly distribution by 8 percent. Diahann Lassus shares her advice on ways to maximize your Social Security distribution.

  • US says computer outage to affect HealthCare.gov Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    The White House said people hoping to enroll in health coverage for March 1 may have trouble applying near the deadline because of a planned shutdown.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Obama administration on Monday said people hoping to enroll in health coverage for March 1 may have trouble applying by Saturday's deadline because of a planned 62- hour maintenance shutdown of a Social Security Administration computer system.

  • IRS tax refund ID scams hit record high in 2013 Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    The IRS says last year there was a 66 percent increase from 2012 in tax fraud from Social Security identity theft of nearly $50bln in refund claims.

  • Former NYC workers in disability scam: Report Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Former NYC police, firefighters and other city workers faked mental disabilities to defraud Social Security benefits, NBC 4 New York reports.

  • Debt ceiling could be hit in February: Lew Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The Obama administration says the government may not be able to pay its bills as soon as February if lawmakers do not raise the federal debt ceiling.