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WASHINGTON — The federal watchdog agency overseeing the nation’s pension protection system reported Monday that it’s running a $62 billion deficit — almost double last year’s shortfall — mostly due to the poor financial condition...
The parents of Peter Kassig spoke Monday about the death of their son at the hands of the Islamic State group. “Peter’s life is evidence that he has been right all along,” they said. “One person does make a difference....
Photo by Flickr user David Ciani. 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. His Social Security...
South Korean soldiers stand guard as a North Korean soldier is seen at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on November 12, 2014. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/Getty Images.WASHINGTON — When U.S. spy chief James...
U.S. President Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands on Sunday at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Obama confirmed Saturday the U.S. would pledge up to $3 billion to help...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS ANCHOR: Last weekend, we reported on the sudden, unexpected release of Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, two Americans who had been detained and then sentenced to lengthy prison terms in...