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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In May 2009, then 36-year-old Sterling Heights firefighter Chris Slezak, went to his doctor on a Monday because he felt out of shape and worn out. By that Friday, Slezak, who was active and healthy his entire life, got his...
CBS NewsIn two different cases this week, the Supreme Court will consider the powerful question of what it means to be married. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry -- a case considering the constitutionality of California's gay...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Accountants and tax lawyers are encouraging married same-sex couples to apply now for tax refunds, Social Security benefits and other financial perks of marriage they may have been denied under the federal law that prohibits the...
WSBT-TVTax season is in full swing, but if you’re not careful, your refund could be going into the pockets of thieves. Criminals are using stolen names and security numbers to file phony tax forms. “I had information stolen through the mail,&...
WSBT-TVWOLCOTTVILLE, INDIANA -- Relatives of an abducted LaGrange County boy who was found this week in Minnesota say they always felt he was safe. “We never thought anything bad,” said Jack Landers, whose uncle and aunt, Richard and Ruth Landers,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP conservatives bend on taxes, the new balance of power is proving vexing for both sides. Republicans still aren't budging on Obama'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweaking the way the government measures inflation sounds like an obscure method to help reduce budget deficits, but over time it would lead to significantly lower Social Security benefits while increasing taxes, mainly on low- and...
PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court says children conceived with frozen sperm from a deceased man can't be considered his heirs. The decision Friday means two Kalamazoo-area siblings won't be collecting Social Security benefits that...
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South Bend TribuneAs most Americans shift into holiday mode, members of Congress are going back to work this week. They have some important work to finish before the end of the year. The fiscal cliff -- a $600 billion combination of tax hikes and spending cuts -- is...
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South Bend TribuneWABASH -- The three candidates running for north-central Indiana's congressional seat were able to agree on one point early in their debate Thursday evening. Democrat Brendan Mullen, Republican Jackie Walorski and Libertarian Joe Ruiz all said in their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will soon find out how much their monthly payments will go up next year. The increase is tied to a government measure of inflation being released Tuesday morning. Preliminary...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation released Tuesday. It shows that inflation has...
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