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  • 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.

  • 4 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.

  • AARP Responds to Commerce Criticism   Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET
    AARP Responds to Commerce Criticism

    Robert Romasco, President of AARP, defends the organizations stand on social security reforms and the impact of entitlement program on the nation's growing deficit problem.

  • Immigration Reform: What's It Going to Cost? Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    Claims that reform would boost the economy are challenged by those who say costs in job losses and spending on social programs would be too high a price.

  • Chained CPI: What It Is and How It Will Affect You Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    President Barack Obama is expected to formally propose a controversial change in how the government calculates inflation for Social Security and other federal benefits.

  • Social Security Cuts: Hard to See 'as Humane' Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, protest in Chicago against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    President Barack Obama's budget plan would change how increases in Social Security benefits are calculated. Experts say that could be devastating to recipients who need cost-of-living adjustments to survive.

  • Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Secure Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

  • Obama: Political Gap May Be 'Just Too Wide' for Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.

  • How the Pope's Retirement Package Compares to Yours Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

    Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.

  • A new study found that Americans support increases in payroll taxes and taxing higher incomes for Social Security, but want minimum benefits and cost-of-living adjustments to be increased too.

  • Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security?   Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports House Republicans are going to propose to extend the debt limit until April 15; and Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Medicare; and Bill George, Harvard Business School professor, debate whether eligibility for these programs should be raised to age 70.

  • Alan Simpson on Debt Ceiling Fight   Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Alan Simpson on Debt Ceiling Fight

    What happens if the U.S. does not get the spending cuts, and where is the U.S. economy headed in the next 10 years? Alan Simpson of the Fix the Debt Campaign, provides perspective.

  • Social Security Takes Bite Out of Payroll Taxes   Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    Social Security Takes Bite Out of Payroll Taxes

    CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why the agency needs more money.

  • Consumers Feel Pinch From Tax Bite   Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    Consumers Feel Pinch From Tax Bite

    Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst, explains how the payroll tax is impacting Americans' income.

  • Americans Start Year With Less in Paychecks   Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    Americans Start Year With Less in Paychecks

    CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why Social Security needs more of your money.