Carol Mead decorates her home for Halloween, in Montrose, Pa. Mead, 67, is retired and her husband, 70, must work at a local rock quarry to close the gap from her Social Security. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)

Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

WASHINGTON — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of…


Kevin Wolf/AP PhotoFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the end of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting

Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement…


AP Photo/Matt RourkeIn this Sept. 4

US job growth is rising solidly, so why isn't pay?

Where are the pay raises? Employers in the United States are hiring…