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“Emma” is separated from her second husband, so Larry advises to make it official and get a divorce so she can collect on her first spouse’s benefits. Photo illustration by Getty Images Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security...
General Motors headquarters in Detroit. Photo by Flickr user harry_nl. General Motors may have so far only acknowledged 13 driver deaths due to its multiple problems with ignition switches and air bags, but the independent compensation administrator...
WASHINGTON — The State Department says it’s reopening the U.S. Embassy in the Central African Republic. The U.S. evacuated the facility in Bangui, suspended operations and urged Americans to leave in December 2012 because of sectarian violence...
Hari Sreenivasan spoke with gaming specialist Stephen Totilo about the significance of the Microsoft-Minecraft deal on Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour. Microsoft Corp. confirmed Monday that it has agreed to purchase Mojang, the company behind the...
In the early 1990s, Xerox wasn’t just a company. “To Xerox” was a verb, reflecting the company’s singular focus on producing copying machines, and the dominance they held over that market. But faced with competition from digital imaging, Xerox has...
On the edge of a humble, nameless town, a young boy’s father catches him in women’s lingerie. The man rages, beats his son and burns his clothes. All the while, a Nina Simone record spins. Poet Saeed Jones tells this story in his poem “Boy in...