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Candidates must say how they'd keep it running — Saving Social Security

LaPierre had a joint bank account with his mother, Beulah Rose LaPierre, who died in November 2010 when she was 80 years old , according to an affidavit filed with the court by a federal agent with the U.S. That software, which can be found at www.maximizemysocialsecurity.com , costs $40. The average benefit paid to seniors is just $16,000 per year - but without it, 40 percent of the nation's elderly would live in poverty.

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Senator Bernie Sanders Slams Vulture Funds Ripping Off Puerto Rico

Warren said Treasury officials should do all they can as quickly as they can to help Puerto Rico - much like they did to help the financial system during the 2008 Great Recession. Like USA states, Puerto Rico is not allowed under current law to seek bankruptcy protection. However, on Thursday, skeptical lawmakers told Puerto Rican officials and a high-ranking Treasury aide that such a haircut is easier said than done, and accused the White House of abdicating its responsibility to ...

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USAF closes in on bomber contract

USAF assistant secretary for acquisition William LaPlante revealed during a media roundtable at the Pentagon on Wednesday that numerous systems on the aircraft are already well into development or now flying on other aircraft - systems that are operational but classified.

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Asian countries eager to join TPP

Theoretically, a corporation could sue a local government for legislating against a polluter, if the action reduces profits. In the basic TPP agreement, the government agreed to abolish the tariffs for nearly half of the 834 agricultural items on which Japan has never previously abolished tariffs .

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These subtle changes from McDonald's are putting sales through the roof

Shares appeared to be heading for an all-time high shortly before the opening bell Thursday. The company may need to further simplify its menu by removing more items, as well as continue to improve order speed and accuracy. To win back customers, McDonald's is also making other nips and tucks, like toasting its buns longer and searing burgers to lock in flavor. Easterbrook has said he wants to transform McDonald's into a "modern, progressive burger company".

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Technical problems causing delays for Southwest Airlines

The airliner disclosed that the technical issues affected its computer systems nationwide, so all its passengers should expect services to be discontinued on all airports and phone centers. Southwest has urged customers traveling Sunday evening or Monday to visit its website Southwest.com to check-in and print boarding passes before coming to the airport.