Hurricane Beryl Unleashes Havoc: Caribbean Islands and Jamaica Brace for Impact as Death Toll Climbs

Kingston, Jamaica — Hurricane Beryl, which escalated rapidly into a Category 4 storm, unleashed devastating winds and a dangerous storm surge on Jamaica Wednesday. The ferocious storm, having already claimed the lives of at least six individuals across various Caribbean islands, continued to threaten more regions, with forecasts predicting its trajectory toward the Cayman Islands and Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center reported that while Beryl had slightly weakened, it retained near major-hurricane strength …

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Seniors brace for major Social Security benefit changes in late 2024

Miami, Florida – As 2024 unfolds, significant changes are underway for Social Security benefits in the United States. However, more adjustments are expected in the latter half of the year. These changes will particularly impact retired workers, potentially altering the amount of their monthly benefits. It is crucial for current Social Security beneficiaries, especially retirees, to stay informed about the upcoming modifications that may affect their finances. Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) assesses …

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2025 Social Security COLA Increase Estimate Jumps to 2.6% as Retirees Brace for Impact

Washington, D.C., has been abuzz with speculation about the potential increase in the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2025. While nothing is set in stone, experts predict a modest 2.6% rise in Social Security benefits. The annual COLA is crucial for retirees, helping to ensure that their benefits keep pace with inflation. The Social Security Administration bases the COLA on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) …

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Retirees Brace for Substantial 2025 Social Security Adjustment Amid Rising Inflation

Washington, D.C. – The recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has shed light on potential developments that could impact retirees’ Social Security cost-of-living adjustments in 2025. The Federal Reserve, in its ongoing battle with inflation, aims to drive inflation below 2% while maximizing employment opportunities. However, recent statements from the FOMC indicate a lack of progress towards this inflation target, raising concerns about the future financial implications for retirees. One key factor …

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Commencement Ceremonies Brace for Potential Disruptions Amid Ongoing Pro-Palestinian Protests

Boston, Massachusetts – After weeks of pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses across the United States, leading to over 2,300 arrests, universities are now preparing for upcoming commencement ceremonies. Schools like the University of Michigan, Northeastern, Arizona State, and Ohio State, where protests have taken place, are scheduled to hold graduation ceremonies this weekend. Administrations are warning that any disruptions during the ceremonies will not be tolerated, with plans to remove those who cause disturbances. Pro-Palestinian …

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Investors Brace for Outcome of Disney’s Board Shake-Up Battle

Orlando, Florida – Disney activist investor Nelson Peltz has been engaged in a battle for a board shake-up at the entertainment giant for months, with the results of a shareholder vote to select board members expected to be disclosed at the company’s annual stockholders meeting on Wednesday. It is a crucial moment for Disney as the company grapples with the changing landscape of the entertainment industry, including the shift from traditional cable packages to streaming …

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