U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Here's How Washington Is Likely to Trim Our Social Security Benefits

When Congress and President Obama make a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, they're likely to use something called "chained CPI" to tweak how Social Security calculates cost of living adjustments. Here's a plain English explanation of what that means, and how it will effect your retirement.

Unemployment in Some States Near Record Highs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics data on regional and state unemployment for September shows jobless rates remain uneven. Nevada and Michigan have been particularly hard hit, with no relief in sight.