Democrats Propose Social Security Change to Help Single Women

Congressional Democrats want to change Social Security to address problems faced by older single women, who are disproportionately impoverished in retirement. Under a proposal from Washington Sen. Patty Murray released Tuesday, unmarried, divorced and widowed Americans would get bigger Social Security checks, while those who were previously married would be able to access a percentage […]

The Real Problem With the Economy

The slumping stock market this week and the weaker-than-expected retail sales report are blips. What makes them dismaying is the political and economic backdrop. Lawmakers, most of them Republican, have steadfastly rejected policies to stimulate the economy and Federal Reserve officials have been trying to convince everyone, including themselves, that the economy is reliably on […]