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U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: When Obama’s promises conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others. If there’s one thing […]

05/03/2013

Money 101: Smart ways to manage your money

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: How to leverage your Social Security as an investment tool — expert Andy […]

05/01/2013

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Budget cuts nix $90m in federal college aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September and aid to college students will be cut by almost $90 million, due to the automatic spending cuts mandated by Congress.

04/29/2013

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Poll: Trust in government, Obama approval slip

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s re-election glow is gone. Congress’ reputation remains dismal. And only about one in five Americans say they trust the government to do what’s right most of the time, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

04/18/2013

Federal Reserve report called "The Beige Book." (AP Photo)

Fed survey: Housing and auto sales lift US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strengthening housing recovery and robust auto sales contributed to moderate economic growth across the United States in late February and March, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.

04/17/2013

Money 101: Smart ways to manage your money

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with guest host Ron Kilgore the conversation will include: Social Security expert Angela Allen will weigh in with retirement advice. The […]

04/16/2013

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Hypocrisy runs deep in Washington’s budget debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-running debate over taxes and spending is producing especially blatant examples of politicians contradicting themselves and attacking opponents for taking the same stances they’ve taken themselves.

04/11/2013

Obama budget

Obama sends Congress $3.8 trillion spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.

04/10/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama budget hit from left and right alike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before it is unveiled, President Barack Obama’s new budget is opening to poor reviews from liberal allies entrenched in their opposition to shaving benefit programs and GOP opponents equally opposed to new tax increases.

04/09/2013

President Obama (AP photo)

Obama plan hits seniors and low-income taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plan to change the way the government measures inflation would lead to significantly lower Social Security benefits while increasing taxes, mainly on low-income families.

04/05/2013

Social Security information on Money 101

Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick: What Social Security doesn’t want you to know. Retirement expert Andy Landis will take your calls. What does it cost to run America’s largest jail? L.A. County Sheriff […]

04/01/2013

Money 101: Ways to save money

Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include various aspects of Social Security with a former Social Security claims representative.

03/21/2013

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