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Question: Someone stole my Social Security number, and it’s being used repeatedly. Does Social Security issue new Social Security numbers to victims of repeated identity theft? Answer: Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, so you aren’t alone. If you’ve done all you can to...
Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Usually, there is an increase in the benefit amount...
Soybean oil is a vegetable oil that’s extracted from the seeds of the soybean plant. Between 2018 and 2019, around 62 million tons (56 million metric tons) of soybean oil were produced around the globe, making it one of the most common cooking oils available (1). It’s also incredibly versatile and...
For four years, I had the privilege of representing rural Bay County in the state House of Representatives. It was humbling in 2014 to win 63 percent of the primary vote in Bay County and 52 percent in the general election, and even more so -- after serving my first term --to win reelection in...
— Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is...
Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012. “I don’t want someone to come to...
More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on a typical day of the year. That’s according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires report recently released by the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), which shows that there were 1,600 reported home cooking...
(StatePoint) One of the best parts of the holiday season is watching loved ones open thoughtful gifts you’ve selected just for them. Now suppose your holiday gifts went even further than just bringing cheer to friends and family. For long-lasting global impact, consider these cool gift ideas: Water...
What is the key to the success of any relationship? Trust. This is a word that holds a lot of weight. Once trust is broken, it must be earned again. When you sent me to Lansing, you put your trust in me to represent our community. That is something I think about every day, and I am always working...
November 30, 2019, is Small Business Saturday®. Starting in 2010, American Express designated this day—the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year—to encourage people to “Shop Small.” The financial services company reports that since the commemoration began, “Consumers have reported spending an...

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