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  • Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner

    Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a...
  • 'Gloomdogglers' and the midterm blues

    'Gloomdogglers' and the midterm blues
    As President Barack Obama's speechwriters struggle with how, where and what to say as these dismal mid-second term congressional elections come to a close, I know exactly how they must feel. I was there — only it was 56 years ago, and the...
  • What is Iran hiding? Nuclear secrets.

    International nuclear inspectors reported Friday that Iran still won't answer their questions about its past nuclear weapons research. It won't grant inspectors access to military sites. It won't allow inspectors to interview key nuclear scientists....
  • Obama strives to shake off lame-duck label at start of trip to China

    Within hours of landing here on Monday, President Obama took credit for the release of two Americans detained in North Korea, defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq, vowed to expand trade with Asia and unilaterally extended the...
  • Obama exercises his powers on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trip

    Obama exercises his powers on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trip
    With the efficacy of his presidency in question, President Obama began a weeklong trip to Asia and Australia seemingly bent on demonstrating the tools still at his disposal. Within hours of landing in China on Monday for an economic summit, Obama took...
  • Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap

    Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap
    The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday. Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
  • Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

    Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic...
  • Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons

    Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons
    The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse. His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...
  • Obama Wins Deals With Confident Chinese

    Obama Wins Deals With Confident Chinese
    The photograph on Tuesday from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussing the world's business as they walked, side by side, across a bridge with ornate, brilliantly illuminated...
  • Portland embraces 'green' image to boost exports

    Portland embraces 'green' image to boost exports
    In a glass tower topped with solar panels, wind turbines and rooftop gardens, a team of architects and planners who helped turn a once-moribund industrial tract into a trendy neighborhood in this river port town is crafting ways to bring street life and...
  • Family finances: navigating the student loan mess

    The numbers are eye-popping. Student loan debt in the U.S. now stands at $1.1 trillion, with a current rate of default approaching 15 percent for loans within three years of beginning repayment. What's scary is that you don't need an exorbitant loan...