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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

FILE -In this May 8, 2008 file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their…

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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Report: Child poverty in US highest in 20 years

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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Fewer homebuyers will have to put up 20%

Fewer homebuyers will have to put up 20%

Federal regulators are loosening some financial rules, including down-payment requirements.

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No more deals with Cuba

No more deals with Cuba

Ending trade embargo should be exchanged for genuine liberty for its people.

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US existing home sales rise in September

US existing home sales rise in September

The decision to drop the 20 percent down-paymentrequirement stands to benefit banks and borrowers alike.

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Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

No guarantees, but health care stocks have held up better than others during downturns.

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US economy doesn't have to be mediocre

US economy doesn't have to be mediocre

Prolonged economic downtown is dangerous but fixable.

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Why the time of great American leadership is over

Historian John Keegan made the stunning assertion that the story of much of the 20th century was a tale of six men.

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55-year-old Tucson Mexican restaurant La Fuente closes

55-year-old Tucson Mexican restaurant La Fuente closes

Opens outpost in Sierra Vista.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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DuVal/Ducey disagree on influence of tax cuts

DuVal/Ducey disagree on influence of tax cuts

Ducey thinks cuts will boost business and lower unemployment. DuVal, not so...

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'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

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GOP governor's debate offers few fireworks

GOP governor's debate offers few fireworks

Mostly amiable night raises the question: Is there a fastballer in the house?

July 30, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Economy depends on border control, governor candidates say

Economy depends on border control, governor candidates say

Six Republican candidates for governor debated the issues Monday night. 

July 21, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Gas prices keep slipping

Arizona's statewide average falls about a penny and a half per gallon.

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Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

A key Senate subcommittee has approved a 2015 defense budget that would save the A-10 'Warthog' - a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - from the budget ax.

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Ariz. sales rise despite high jobless rate

PHOENIX — The jobs may not be returning very fast.

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Ariz. retail sales up despite high jobless rate

Ariz. retail sales up despite high jobless rate

PHOENIX — The jobs may not be returning very fast.

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Tucson-area home sales slip, prices edge up

Tucson-area home sales fell behind last year’s pace in April but rebounded from March even as prices rose, according to the Tucson Association of Realtors.

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