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Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between – Bloomberg

–The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer. But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending to offer equal time on the beach. Data released last week suggest Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than their parents enjoyed. Here are the stats: The

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BLS: Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined

(CNSNews.com) – Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same data also shows that in three years—from 2013 to 2016—the average tax bill for Americans increased 41.13 percent. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/bls-average-family-tax-bill-increased-411-4-years

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Americans distrustful after hacking epidemic: survey

Washington (AFP) – Nearly two-thirds of Americans have experienced some kind of data theft or fraud, leaving many mistrustful of institutions charged with safeguarding their information, a poll showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey found 41 percent of Americans have encountered fraudulent charges on their credit cards, and 35 percent had sensitive information like an account number compromised. FOLLOW

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A Kenyan crowdsourcing tool will monitor the U.S. election for fraud

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has refused to say he’d accept the outcome of next week’s election if he loses. He has claimed, despite lack of evidence, that the ballots will be “rigged” against him. If that does happen, a crowdsourcing tool invented in Kenya is prepared to document it. Kenya knows a thing or two about contested elections, which

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​- – – -In a March 2015 interview, President Obama said that he had learned about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.” But that assertion concerned aides of Mrs. Clinton, who knew that the president himself had received emails from the private address, according

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