Bigger Social Security checks in 2019 may not be big enough: AARP
12 Octobre, 2018, 02:40 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
U.S. President Barack Obama recently stated that he can't guarantee retirees will receive their Social Security checks in August if the House and Senate cannot reach an agreement on reducing the deficit. While inflation rose 2.1 percent, the cost of commonly used brand name drugs jumped by an average of 8.4 percent - compounding a trend that has permeated for years.
But the Social Security announcement also serves as the baseline for a host of other federal benefits calculations that do require yearly reauthorization, including Department of Veterans Affairs payouts.
According to a study from the group, the rising costs of prescription drug prices outpaced inflation - on which the cost-of-living adjustment is based - substantially in 2017.
Under current law, annual cost-of-living increases are automatic for Social Security benefits, meaning the executive branch can enact them without intervention from Congress. It will be the largest cost-of-living adjustment for the monthly payments since a 3.6% increase in 2012. The year-over-year increase in August was 2.7%. Seniors count on the money to help keep pace with rising prices for health care and housing.
Hubble placed in safe mode as gyro issues investigated
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Hurricane Michael crashed ashore Florida on Wednesday as the third most powerful hurricane ever to strike the USA mainland. But on Tuesday, the price of Brent crude went down by 44 cents or about half a percent; to reach 84.56 dollars a barrel.
In the Network published a timelapse video with the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with a telecommunications satellite on Board. Until now, all landings of the company founded by Elon Musk had taken place on Florida's Cape Canaveral or offshore platforms.
CNBC reported that Apple plans on debuting the revamped TV app with original content and new features in "early 2019". By creating a library of entirely family friendly content, Apple can stand apart from Netflix as something different.
Trump said earlier this week that he thought the central bank was moving too quickly with a series of planned interest rate hikes. On Wednesday, the Dow plunged more than 830 points as investors anxious that rising interest rates might slow economic growth.
Leonardo Jardim was sacked on Thursday with the club 18th in Ligue 1 , having won just one of their opening nine matches. Martinez has backed Henry to succeed at Monaco , and said: "Thierry is ready to take a club".
She insisted Evans has told the truth and disputed that she either showed Weinstein her breasts or misled investigators. Weinstein's defence lawyer later suggested, outside court, that Ms Evans should be criminally prosecuted for perjury.
The documentary that really brought the issues with The Simpsons' portrayal of Apu was aptly titled " The Problem With Apu ". The writing as on the wall for this to be addressed, though very few actually caught it beforehand.
Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany also advanced to the quarterfinals by pasting Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-1, 6-4. Open last month and looked in complete control as he won 34 of 40 points on his first-serve to book a place in the last 16.
Ovchinin and his colleague, NASA's Nick Hague were supposed to dock at the orbiting outpost six hours after the launch. In a statement , NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed he had been informed the two crewmembers were safe.
Ben Affleck Signs For New Movie With Gavin O'Connor
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Selena Gomez reportedly suffers mental health crisis
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Nouveau scandale sanitaire — Cabines de bronzage
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Wall Street dégringole, les bourses mondiales aussi
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Dakota Johnson addresses pregnancy rumours on 'Ellen'
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Chute des Bourses européennes dans le sillage de Wall Street
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