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About myth of Social Security ‘welfare’ for disabled rich kids

Q: I have a neighbor who is in his early 50s. He is a pilot for a major airline and makes pretty good money. He and his wife have several children, one of whom has a rather severe case of Down syndrome. I have heard that this 21-year-old son is collecting about $2,000 per month in welfare benefits from Social Security. Don't get me wrong. I would never want to trade places with these people. But I am just wondering how rich people qualify for welfare benefits? And I'm also wondering why this kid is getting Social ...

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


FAA to weigh easing limits on devices

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings.

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ship crosses Northwest Passage

TORONTO (AP) - A Danish-owned coal-laden cargo ship has sailed through the Northwest Passage for the first time and into the history books as the second bulk carrier to navigate the Arctic route.

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Exxon to offer benefits to same-sex couples

NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Money woes behind rate hike request

WASHINGTON (AP) - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday the Postal Service had no choice but to ask for an emergency rate hike given the agency's dire finances.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


eBay to buy Braintree for $800M

SAN JOSE (AP) - E-commerce giant eBay Inc. reached a deal to buy online and mobile payments technology provider Braintree for $800 million in cash.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Investors want $1M to go up in smoke

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana industry investment group is pouring more than $1 million into cannabis businesses, seeking to cash in on the rapidly expanding industry.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Medicare regional chief talks to Manteca seniors about health program’s future

Regional administrator at the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in San Francisco, David Sayen, spoke to Manteca seniors Monday on the future of medical care for the aged.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


JCP plans public stock offering

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. plans to sell up to 96.6 million shares of common stock in a public offering, evidence the chain is looking to shore up its cash reserves ahead of what is expected to be a fiercely competitive holiday shopping season.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's 'Hummingbird' hatches new search

MENLO PARK (AP) - Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's to offer salad, fruit as healthy side choice

NEW YORK (AP) - Want a side salad with that Big Mac?

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


New $100 bill rolls out Oct. 8

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A glitzier, high-tech version of America's $100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Backlogged unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's labor secretary has ordered the state's Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Postal Service seeks 49 cent 1st class stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) - It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Juggling too many remotes? Try this touch screen device

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - How many remotes does it take to watch television, stream Netflix or record your favorite show on DVR?

February 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


Drugmaker resubmits women’s sex pill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market.

February 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


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