Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Social Security Gets Boost

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Social Security Gets Boost

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WASHINGTON - For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less than 2 percent. That translates to a raise of about $20 a month for the typical Social Security beneficiary.

The government is scheduled to announce the COLA on Wednesday, when it releases the latest measure of consumer prices. By law, the COLA is based on inflation, which is well below historical averages so far this year.

HRC endorses HIV pill

NEW YORK - The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

Truvada has been around for a decade, serving as one of the key drugs used in combination with others as the basic treatment for people with HIV. …

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