Top news: Ukraine, The Monarchy or an 8.3% raise for 74 million Americans?

For a huge chunk of the U.S. population, the big deal is that more than 73 million people will soon be getting their biggest catch-up with inflation increase…

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COLA, COVID, pay raise, shutdown: Time for a time out?

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo, the Capitol Dome is seen through a skylight in the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington. Last User: The government shutdown is in many ways wreaking havoc: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income Americans who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New pay ‘gap’: Congress and you!

Going a decade without a raise has obviously made some lawmakers resentful of federal workers, at least when it comes to setting an amount and actually…

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January 2020 cost-of-living adjustment inching upward

The slight upward creep in living costs in the first four months of this year points to a modest January 2020 cost-of-living adjustment.

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2020 retiree COLA: Going up, down or nowhere?

Federal retirees and folks who get Social Security benefits may be among the few people in the country who get anxious when crude oil prices drop.

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