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Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

...surpluses, collecting more in taxes than it paid in benefits. Social Security invested those surpluses in special U.S. Treasury bonds, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.They are now valued at $2.8 trillion...
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Alaska civil rights leader touted for new $10 bill

...Congress approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Walker called Peratrovich a "true hero of American democracy."U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew wants to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman.Once a woman is selected...
Greek banks to reopen after cash pledge from lenders While negotiating the Greece deal, Schaeuble "changed the political climate in Europe for the worse."U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew met Thursday with Schaeuble and French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, and urged Greece's creditors...
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My Turn: Informed sources say Iran nuclear deal is good for America

...only in regard to European Union responsibilities, not to U.S. sanction relief. That's consistent with what a U.S. Treasury official reportedly told O'Grady and ABC news: all existing U.S. sanctions on Gen. Suleimani will remain in...
Murkowski proposes offshore revenue sharing

...Murkowski's bill would change.Between 2016 and 2026, the bill would have 77.5 percent of revenues go toward the U.S. treasury or deficit reduction and 7.5 percent to each the state and local coastal governments, with smaller amounts to areas...
Colo. lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

...being able to write checks.The cooperative stratagem is a response to marijuana guidance issued in February by the U.S. Treasury Department.Marijuana shops in Colorado and elsewhere have been clamoring for years for access to traditional banks...
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Cuba lets athletes sign in foreign leagues

...from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in order to play for the MLB," said John Sullivan, spokesman for the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. "In order to qualify, the players must prove that they have permanent...
AK Air taxis seek uniformity on excise taxes

...specific to air taxis.Air taxi operators have enlisted the help of U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, who has asked the U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for a meeting on the subject.Typically, private operators fall under Part 91 of IRS...
Unemployment below 8 percent, first time since 2009 the bonds of financially troubled countries to ease a debt crisis there.The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note climbed by 0.06 percentage point to 1.73 percent, a sign that investors were more willing to embrace risk...
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