October 26, 2014

In a blog post noting Coleman's appointment, Horowitz called Coleman his "personal guardian angel." But Coleman's wingspan will need to expand as Silicon Valley grapples with the pressing issue of employee diversity. In recent months, furor over the topic has grown as firms such as Yahoo, Google and Apple divulge staffing numbers with glaring minority under-representation.

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October 24, 2014

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has released a new analysis that

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October 23, 2014

Social Security’s annual inflation adjustment is one of the program’s most valuable features. But it’s time to adjust the adjustment.

“From an ideal math perspective, what you want is a calculation based on an index that matches retirees’ cost of living,” says Polina Vlasenko, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. “The CPI-W is constructed to measure

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October 23, 2014

Social Security's annual inflation adjustment is one of the program's most valuable features. But it's time to adjust the adjustment.

Retirees will get a 1.7 percent bump in their Social Security benefit next year, according to the Social Security Administration, which announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on Wednesday. Recipients of disability benefits and Supplemental

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October 22, 2014

Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their government payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low.

The benefit increase is determined by the change in prices for urban wage earners and clerical workers, known as the CPI-W. That measure might not represent beneficiaries’ costs because most

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