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Posts tagged: Cost of Living


Maryland politicians and community leaders held a rally in front of the Maryland State House to "fight secret spending in our democracy" by supporting the "DISCLOSE Act." The act would increase disclosure and transparency of campaign donations.

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Maryland politicians and community leaders held a rally in front of the Maryland State House to "fight secret spending in our democracy" by supporting the "DISCLOSE Act." The act would increase disclosure and transparency of campaign donations.

Inflation Plays in the Price of Politics

Coming out of the most expensive campaign in history, more boom-town news: Donors can now give more money to federal candidates and committees active in the 2014 elections. Individuals may give $2,600 to a federal candidate for a primary election...

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Social Security checks are printed at the U.S. Treasury Philadelphia Finance Center in Pennsylvania.

Photograph by Dennis Brack/Bloomberg

Social Security checks are printed at the U.S. Treasury Philadelphia Finance Center in Pennsylvania.

Social Security Checks: 1.7% Bump — Critics: Seniors Falling Behind

Updated at 10 am EDT More than 55 million Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year, the government said today. The increase will be less than half of the 3.6 percent boost recipients received this...

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