Social Security


  • Lew: Markets must keep working   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:06 AM ET
    Lew: Markets must keep working

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says we've seen stability in both the short and long term but the market remains delicate.

  • Lew: Manufactured crises unfair to Americans   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:46 AM ET
    Lew: Manufactured crises unfair to Americans

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies that if Congress creates an artificial crisis, retirees will sustain losses on their investments that they won't be able to make it up.

  • Lew: President HAS and remains anxious to negotiate   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Lew: President HAS and remains anxious to negotiate

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the President has made it clear he is looking for a balanced approach to entitlement reform and tax reform to settle fiscal matters.

  • Lew: System not designed to prioritize bills   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Lew: System not designed to prioritize bills

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies that changing systems to only pay some of the country's bills is nearly impossible because we've always paid our bills on time.

  • Lew: Must prevent further damage to economy   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:25 AM ET
    Lew: Must prevent further damage to economy

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies that the only way to avoid inflicting further damage to the economy is for Congress to act to raise the debt ceiling and re-open the government.

  • Lew: 'Prioritization' of payments irresponsible   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Lew: 'Prioritization' of payments irresponsible

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will testify that toying with the debt ceiling is irresponsible and that there's no way to "prioritize" the payments the government makes.

  • Obama scolds House Republicans amid fiscal deadlock Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

    "The idea of putting the American people's hard-earned progress at risk is the height of irresponsibility and doesn't have to happen," Obama said.

  • Which agencies shut, and which stay open? Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    The Peace Monument memorial stands in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences at federal agencies dealing with everything from Social Security checks to national parks.

  • Social Security overpays $1.3 billion in benefits Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Social Security checks

    An upcoming GAO report says Social Security may have overpaid billions in benefits to people who had too much income from work to qualify.

  • 10 ways to get your retirement plan back on track Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    If your golden years seem threatened because of financial setbacks, don't panic. Here are 10 tips from retirement experts on your next steps.

  • How the crisis impacts trust in democracy   Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    How the crisis impacts trust in democracy

    Rory Fitzgerald, director of the European social survey at the City University in London, comments on his survey which revealed a rise in job insecurity and a fall in trust in democracy in Europe since the crisis began.

  • 3 Ways Boomers' Retirement Looks Better Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    More upbeat about their prospects, Boomers are reshaping traditional notions of how the golden years should be lived.

  • Retirement System Headed for 3 Train Wrecks: Bogle Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    Social Security needs small fixes, but there's little political will to tackle reform, said Jack Bogle, Vanguard founder.

  • Some Older Americans Falling Short Financially Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    A new report finds that seniors who are African-American, Hispanic, female or 80 and older are more likely to face economic woes than other older Americans.

  • France's Generous Family Benefits Are Being Cut Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    French tax form

    President Francois Hollande's government aims to save up to 2 billion euros annually from 2016 under a proposed reform of France's generous system of family benefits.

  • Social Security Solvency   Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Social Security Solvency

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on changes made to Social Security and Medicare. Social Security now has resources sufficient to cover benefits until 2033.

  • New Rule Signals Kiss of Death for Pensions Friday, 3 May 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    A little known rule change is signaling just how meaningless the retirement vehicle has become.

  • Tallying the Cost of Having Your Data Hacked Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    An estimated 120,000 cases of fraud will rise from a single, huge data breach last year, resulting in more than $3,300 in losses, on average, for each victim.

  • China's Weak Social Safety Net   Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    China's Weak Social Safety Net

    One of the biggest challenges facing Beijing's new leadership is how to spread the benefits of growth to every citizen.

  • Rare Bipartisan Accord: Social Security 'Fix' Stinks Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's proposal to slow Social Security spending by calculating cost-of-living increases differently has given conservatives and liberals something in common: they hate it.