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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

10/30/2013 1:43pm
Social Security benefits will rise 1.5 percent in January, giving millions of retired and disabled workers an average raise of $19 a month to keep up with the cost of living.

House committee pushes VA on conference spending

10/30/2013 2:46pm
A year after federal investigators disclosed $762,000 in wasteful spending at Department of Veterans Affairs' training conferences, the agency has put into place about half of the recommended changes designed to keep spending in line.

Ed Dept. seeks feedback on ratings system

10/30/2013 2:52pm
The Education Department on Wednesday asked for the public's help to develop a new ratings system for America's colleges and universities.

Veterans make up growing share of federal workers

10/30/2013 4:12pm
The federal government says it hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades in fiscal year 2012, with veterans making up about 29 percent of the 195,000 new employees.

$5M pledged to aid students living in US illegally

10/30/2013 9:27pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she is devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid for students living in the U.S. illegally, a move aimed at disarming critics who worried she would be hostile to the small but vocal student population.