Social Security

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is looking to expand her mark in the food and beverage industry. According to reports, Winfrey filed paperwork to trademark a new collection of bottled drinks and food. The line will feature coconut water, energy drinks, lemonade, and bottled water. Other products include spices, baked goods, dairy, meat, fish, preserved food […]

Linda Weston, the woman responsible for imprisoning mentally disabled adults in a boiler room has been sentenced to life in prison.

NewsOne takes a look at some of the trending stories in the news. We kick things off in this edition of Trending Topics TV with hackers allegedly stealing personnel data and Social Security numbers of every federal employee. Fox News CT reports an unnamed government union worker said the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging […]

People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will…

WASHINGTON — Some 55 million Social Security recipients will get a 3.6 percent increase in benefits next year, their first raise since 2009, the government announced Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security’s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can’t find new ones in an economy that has […]

With Social Security possibly on the chopping block in debt talks in Washington, a report reveals that single, elderly, African-American women will be further driven into poverty. According to the National Women’s Law Center’s analysis of Current Population Survey data shows that if chained CPI, a Social Security COLA is cut, the median benefit for […]

Recent reports revealed that President Obama is considering cuts on Social Security and Medicare, as bargaining pieces in negotiations to reach an agreement with Republicans on raising the country’s debt ceiling. In what seems to be a race to find the best means to an end on a drawn-out battle between Democrats and Republicans, debt-ceiling […]

WASHINGTON — As negotiations on raising the debt limit persist, reports say President Obama is willing to reduce significant spending in Medicare and Social Security in exchange for Republican support in fresh tax revenue. This deal may upset many Democratic policymakers, however, Obama is set to argue in a meeting Thursday morning that a consensus […]

WASHINGTON D.C – Officials with the Social Security Administration will hold talks in the coming week to discuss what to do in case of a potential “government shutdown” on March 4.

As Social Security approaches its 75th anniversary on Saturday, the program is playing an especially vital role in reducing poverty across America during the worst economic crisis since the Great Recession.