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Photo by Jim McGuire/Photolibrary via Getty Images. Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for over two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits....
Maryland Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, is expected to announce her retirement today at a news conference in Baltimore. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Democratic officials...
Ken Gill of Conklin, NY holds a sign in favor for the drilling process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) while taking part in a demonstration at the Capitol in Albany, NY on Jan. 25, 2010. Conklin’s town supervisor mentioned seceding from New...
A woman walks along a path past mounds of snow and ice along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, February 26, 2015. This February was the coldest on record for many cities across the US. Photo by Jim Young/REUTERS. This past February was one of the...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Some cutting-edge research is giving new hope to cancer patients. Researchers are zeroing in on the causes of specific cancers and are finding dramatically different ways to fight the disease. To...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Federal investigators believe they have managed to capture three suspected ISIS sympathizers before they launched an attack. On Wednesday, U.S. law enforcement charged three Brooklyn men with...