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  • Here's How to Cut the Deficit, But Nobody Will Like It Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 9:32 AM ET
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    Voters who demanded Washington rein in the nation's spiraling debt are getting a message from President Obama and his deficit commission: It'll hurt.

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    The bipartisan committee working on deficit reduction announced a plan today to reduce cost-of-living increases in Social Security : But don't worry— it looks like that proposal is going nowhere fast.

  • US Deficit Panel Proposes Curbs on Social Security Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 1:57 PM ET
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    Leaders of President Barack Obama's bipartisan deficit commission on Wednesday proposed reducing the annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security, part of a bold plan to control $1 trillion-plus budget deficits.

  • Weaker Productivity Growth Sign of Hiring to Come? Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 6:27 PM ET

    The head of the world’s largest retirement fund told CNBC Tuesday that recent sluggishness in production could be a sign that corporations will begin hiring again.

  • Is It Really a Pension? It’s a Problem Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 10:36 AM ET

    Is Social Security a pension plan? No, but it was sold to the public in the 1930s as if it were one, and that matters. The New York Times explains.

  • Hedge fund legend and investor Julian Robertson told CNBC Thursday that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg could be following in the footsteps of Microsoft  chairman Bill Gates, who Robertson considers the “greatest American of the century.”

  • Legendary hedge-fund manager Julian Robertson told CNBC Thursday that no US politician, whether Republican or Democrat, has the courage to make tough decisions that will boost the economy and get the country on the right track.

  • Election a 'Repudiation' of Democrats: Rep. Ryan Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
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    The midterm results represented a “repudiation” of the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, not necessarily a “validation” or Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bad Economy Eclipses All Else for Voters: Exit Poll Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 10:26 PM ET
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    Voters were intensely worried about the future of the economy, a tide of dismay that rolled through groups that can swing elections—women, independents, suburbanites—and turned more of them toward Republicans.

  • What's at Stake in House, Senate and State Races Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 6:46 PM ET
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    Here's a look at the congressional seats, governorships, state legislatures and some of the ballot measures that will be on ballots around the country on Nov. 2.

  • Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    For candidates  to deliver on their promises to cut government spending and reduce the budget deficit, they will have to make potentially painful cuts. If given a limited choice, where would you wield the axe? Take our poll and tell us your opinion.

  • Democrats May Try to Boost Social Security Benefits Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    The government says there will be no increase in Social Security benefits next year, the second year in a row without an increase for more than 58 million retirees and disabled Americans.

  • Senior Citizens Brace for Social Security Freeze Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 4:40 AM ET
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    Seniors prepared to cut back on everything from food to charitable donations to whiskey as word spread Monday that they will have to wait until at least 2012 to see their Social Security checks increase.

  • Two New Fed Members Sworn In; New Aid Considered Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
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    Two new members have been installed on the Federal Reserve, which has enormous power over Americans' pocketbooks.

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    The co-chairs of President Obama's special commission on cutting the deficit say Social Security is high on the list, so why isn't it front and center in Congressional races?

  • Working During Retirement May Be 'The New Normal' Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | 7:02 PM ET
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    A global study of wealthy individuals conducted by Barclay's pokes holes in the notion that an individual should stop working at a pre-defined age as it is more of an illusion than a reality. The study found that increasingly, the wealthy are rejecting the idea of a traditional retirement—golden years filled with leisure—and continuing to work long past their early 60s.

  • Mark Fisher: Buy Gold, Raw Materials Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 6:22 PM ET

    Why renown trader Mark Fisher, founder and CEO of MBF Asset Management, thinks now is the time to get into these asset classes.

  • Health Care Costs are Biggest Future Problem: Reich Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:17 PM ET
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    The budget problems that come from federal spending and entitlements, such as Social Security, pale in comparison with the challenges of containing health care costs and maintaining Medicare at the level of treatment Americans expect, Robert Reich, the former Labor Secretary, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Farr: $6.6 TRILLION Cause Big Ripples Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 2:56 PM ET
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    Beyond the audible gasp over an incomprehensible $6.6 trillion figure (the retirement shortfall), there is a major ripple effect for the US and global economies.

  • Retirement on Hold: American Workers $6 Trillion Short Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 7:00 AM ET

    A new study by Boston College's Center for Retirement Research says Americans are $6.6 trillion short of what they need to retire.