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Social Security turns 80: Changes needed to save program

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  As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history. Relatively modest changes to taxes and benefits could still save it for generations of Americans to come, ...

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Families encourage overhaul of pilot training

WASHINGTON — Prodded by the families of people killed in a regional airline crash, federal officials issued significantly tougher training requirements for pilots Tuesday. One of the most important changes requires airlines to provide better training on how to prevent ...

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Is overhaul of federal tax law likely?

This file photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. Some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding IRS scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying the federal tax code. AP Images

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and ...

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Immigration overhaul Chamber’s top priority

WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that the “door to the American dream must always remain open” as he announced a broad coalition of business, labor, faith organizations, law enforcement and ethnic groups intent ...

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U.S. overhauls patent system

Federal lawmakers gave the U.S. patent system its first major overhaul since 1952 last week, when the U.S. Senate passed the America Invents Act 89 to 9. But will the law, which has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will now go to President Barack Obama ...

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Technical glitch threatens food safety bill

Hours after the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which would overhaul the nation’s food safety system in response to a rash of recalls and food borne illnesses, a technical problem in the text of the bill threatened its chances of becoming law.

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