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14 Ways to Get Bigger Checks From Social Security

Filed under: Social Security Getty By Marilyn Lewis f you have focused all your retirement planning energy on your 401(k), you may be missing a key piece of the puzzle: Social Security. You can influence your eventual payout from this safe, dull old-age safety net to a surprising degree by making some adjustments and changes in your planning. The time ...

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Here's What Happens When You Post a Gun on Social Media and You're Not Jeb

Earlier today, after a campaign stop at the FN America manufacturing plant in Columbia, South Carolina, Jeb Bush tweeted a photograph (caption: “America.”) of a .45-caliber handgun engraved with his name. As it happens, FN America is a subsidiary of the Belgian company FN Herstal, which, the Washington Post points out, was requisitioned by the Nazis in its previous incarnation ...

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Vice Social Media Editor Appears To Get Cozy With Martin Shkreli

A little after 1 a.m. this past Saturday morning, Martin Shkreli did what he does more or less all the time now: he turned on his computer and began livestreaming on YouTube to his small but feverish fanbase. Normally Shkreli might strum his guitar or engage in inane conversations with his viewers, but this time, at least at first, something ...

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What No Social Security COLA Could Mean for You

Filed under: Life Stage Lessons Getty ImagesYour other retirement funds could be affected by the loss of a Social Security COLA. By Maryalene LaPonsie For only the third time in 40 years, Social Security recipients won’t be getting a bump in their monthly benefits. Actually, David Leland, a managing director with Merrill Lynch in Boston, says the last eight years ...

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Up To 90 Percent Of Adverse Reactions Unreported, Pharma Companies Search Social Media To Make Drugs Safer

Some reports show that up to nine out of 10 adverse reactions from drugs go unreported. In an effort to find those possible adverse drug reactions in medications, pharmaceutical companies are reportedly searching social media for a better chance at learning of potential adverse drug reactions. There are many potential adverse drug reactions that patients might not think of to ...

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Brazil’s Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws

Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. i i hide captionSocial media is booming in Brazil, which has become a major market for both Facebook and Twitter. But Brazilian law is still in flux, and legislation is only just being created to deal with the rise of social media. Christophe Simon ...

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Numbers Monday: Sen. Ted Cruz Crowned Social Media King in ‘Senate Sweeps’

(TrendoPo) He was criticized for bringing on the government shutdown, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, only benefited on the Internet for his stand. Cruz has been crowned the winner of the first-ever “Senate Sweeps” competition, held by the D.C.-based political analytics startup TrendPo. The contest, which kicked off Oct. 2, the second day of the government shutdown, pitted 64 of ...

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