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Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program. But the elderly shouldn’t get too excited. The increase is projected to be just 2.2 percent, or about $28 a month for the average recipient. Social Security recipients have gone years with tiny increases in benefits. This year they received an increase of 0.3 percent, after … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Trustees…

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The Biggest Absence at This Year’s G-20? Moral Authority

Simon Shuster, TimeAlthough the G-20 was conceived as a venue for the world’s richest nations to debate the global economy, their leaders have also used the summit to enforce rules of common decency, usually through a method you may remember from grade school: peer pressure. Take Russia’s decision in 2014 to seize the territory of its neighbor Ukraine. By the time the leaders of the G-20 nations met that November, the E.U., U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia had imposed sanctions on Russia in response. They emphasized their disgust by making…

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