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2008-06-20 18:00:28

Recommendations from leaders of five business groups for changes in the state's contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees include: * Increasing the full retirement age for new employees to 67, though allowing for early retirement starting at 62.

2005-11-08 14:20:00

President George W. Bush's failure to win support for individual Social Security investment accounts means the U.S. Congress is unlikely to address the retirement program's long-term financial problems before 2009, a senior senator said on Tuesday.

2005-09-19 16:07:05

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House argued on Monday that the billions needed for post-Katrina rebuilding will have only a short-term impact on the U.S. budget deficit as President George W. Bush came under fresh attack for his handling of the crisis.

2005-09-04 14:18:37

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Helping fill two seats on the U.S. Supreme Court and providing more aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina heads a historic agenda for the U.S. Congress when it returns on Tuesday from a month-long break.

2005-08-14 02:43:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the eve of Social Security's 70th anniversary, Democrats said on Saturday they are ready to move toward revamping the financially troubled retirement program but warned against stripping away benefits to retirees and relying on private accounts for funding.

2005-08-13 10:46:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the eve of Social Security's 70th anniversary, Democrats said on Saturday they are ready to move toward revamping the financially troubled retirement program but warned against stripping away benefits to retirees and relying on private accounts for funding.

2005-08-11 13:39:32

MOUNT PLEASANT, Penn. (Reuters) - Private accounts remain integral to the Bush administration's proposed overhaul of the U.S. Social Security program, Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Thursday.

2005-07-22 14:01:41

ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Bush refused on Friday to back down from his push to restructure Social Security despite dimming prospects for action by the U.S. Congress this year and the toll it has taken on his popularity.

2005-07-14 17:25:38

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key Senate Republicans on Thursday vowed to push for President Bush's plan to revamp Social Security despite congressional delays and solid Democratic opposition.

2005-07-13 16:48:29

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional action on one of President Bush's top priorities, restructuring Social Security, will likely be delayed until later this year, Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday. Rep.


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