Farmers, energy and travel could benefit from Cuba thaw

Farmers, energy and travel could benefit from Cuba thaw

Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana. The United States’ commercial ties with Cuba were broken 54 years ago after Fidel Castro took over. Now U.S.-Cuba […]

Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report. It’s all legal. The average payment was about $59,000, but about 2,300 veterans, or 4 percent of the total, received concurrent payments of […]

Social Security resuming benefit mailings

The statements will be sent to workers at ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60

Social Security resuming benefit mailings

Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback. Starting this September, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume mailings at five-year intervals to workers who have not signed up to view their statements online, an agency […]