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Report: Social Security Lax On Disability Claims

Posted: 09/13/2012 - Congressional investigators say Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program's financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of insolvency.

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Fed To Spend $40 Billion A Month On Bond Purchases

Updated: 10/02/2012 - The Federal Reserve says it will spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage-backed securities for long as necessary to stimulate the still-weak economy and reduce high unemployment.

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Gas Prices Hit $8 In Northeast Over Lukoil Protest

Posted: 09/12/2012 - More than 50 gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are jacking up prices to more than $8 a gallon to protest what they say are unfair pricing practices by Lukoil North America.

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Olive Garden, LongHorn Workers Sue Company

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Servers at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and other eateries are suing the restaurants' parent company, claiming they were cheated out of overtime pay and not allowed to clock-in until customers arrived.

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Money Matters: How To Find The Best Price At The Pump

Updated: 09/05/2012 - AAA reports gas prices up 27 cents a gallon in Kansas over the past month. And while AAA expects the price to gradually come down some, it just makes sense to try and get the best buy at the pump.

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Bernanke: With Unemployment High, Fed Can Do More

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an economic recovery that remains "far from satisfactory."

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Most Laid-Off US Workers Take Pay Cuts In New Jobs

Posted: 08/24/2012 - The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay.

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Average On 30-Year US Mortgage Up To 3.66 Percent

Posted: 08/23/2012 - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose for a fourth straight week, remaining slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year.

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Analysts: Recession Likely Without Budget Accord

Posted: 08/22/2012 - A new recession is likely if a stalemate over tax and spending cuts continues between Democrats and Republicans, according to dire projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on one of the this year's defining campaign issues.

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