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Supreme Court rejects damage claim in HIV privacy caseupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 17:14:00

A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against a California pilot who sued after the federal government publicly revealed his HIV status.

Pilot with HIV brings his privacy fight to the high courtupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 18:29:00

High above San Francisco Bay, Stan Cooper can get away from it all in his private plane. His five-decade passion for flying once threatened to upend his personal and professional life -- because of his own mistakes, and those of the government. It is a tale of accountability, one the Supreme Court is poised to tackle with oral arguments Wednesday.

High court to decide HIV privacy caseupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 18:29:00

A pilot with HIV sues over invasion of his privacy, a case the Supreme Court will decide, as Kate Bolduan reports.

Justices debate what damages are due for privacy violationupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 16:20:00

The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a familiar, if elusive, foe -- legislative intent -- when considering whether a California man should be compensated after the government violated his privacy by disclosing his personal medical history.

CNNMoney: More colleges charging $50,000 or more a yearupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 07:13:00

An increasing number of colleges are charging more than what the average American earns.

New details emerge in case of people held captive in Philadelphiaupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 08:39:00

Court documents obtained by CNN on Friday reveal disturbing new details about the prior conviction of the alleged ringleader of a group charged this week with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a dank Philadelphia boiler room.

CNNMoney: Social Security pays millions to dead peopleupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:34:00

While many Americans worry that the Social Security Administration won't have enough money left to pay their benefits when they retire, the agency is doling out millions of dollars to people who aren't even alive.

CNNMoney: Debt after death: Banks chase down mournersupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 19:59:00

Nobody wants to remember a deceased family member by the debt they left behind, but many creditors certainly make it difficult to forget.

CNNMoney: Social Security wrongly declares 14,000 people dead each yearupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 13:41:00

More Americans are being erroneously killed off by the Social Security Administration every day.

CNNMoney: Social Security to panicked seniors: 'We don't know'updated: Thu Jul 28 2011 14:10:00

The risk of a U.S. default has incited panic among many older Americans, who are now calling the Social Security Administration to find out what's going to happen to their monthly benefits if the debt ceiling isn't raised by Aug. 2.

CNNMoney: America's hidden unemployment problemupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 10:20:00

Want to know how the job market is doing? Just look at the disability rolls.

CNNMoney: Shutdown: What you need to knowupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 08:30:00

If Congress fails to approve a spending bill before midnight on March 4, the federal government will shut down.

CNNMoney: Social Security is safe in a federal shutdownupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 07:06:00

What happens to Social Security if the government shuts down?

Government shutdown: 12 things that would and wouldn't happenupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 15:35:00

After not being able to agree on a budget last year, Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 4.

CNNMoney: Stealth signs of a stronger job marketupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 11:39:00

What do higher mileage on leased cars, more crowded day care centers and fewer disability claims all have in common?

CNNMoney: No $250 check for seniorsupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 15:43:00

The House failed to pass a bill Wednesday that would have put a $250 check in the mail to 58 million Social Security recipients.

CNNMoney: Social Security: No 2011 increaseupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 11:17:00

Social Security beneficiaries will see no increase in their benefit checks next year, the federal government said on Friday.

CNNMoney: Social Security: No 2011 increase expectedupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 08:33:00

Chances are high that for the second year in a row Social Security beneficiaries will see no increase in their benefit checks.

CEO Whitman flunks home economicsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:54:00

Now that she has cluttered a controversy over an undocumented housekeeper by making excuses, refusing to admit mistakes and blaming opponents for her troubles, Meg Whitman needs to go on eBay and buy a clue.

Fmr. housekeeper 'not anyone's puppet'updated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:54:00

Meg Whitman's former housekeeper responds to allegations that she is part of a scandal orchestrated by the opposition.

CNNMoney: Homebuyer tax credit: 950,000 must repayupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 14:40:00

Nearly half of all Americans who claimed the first-time homebuyer tax credit on their 2009 tax returns will have to repay the government.

Does your name shape your destiny?updated: Thu Jun 10 2010 11:28:00

Wes Moore appeared in his hometown newspaper, The Baltimore Sun, 10 years ago because of his impressive academic achievements. Around the same time, he noticed a story in the paper about a jewelry store robbery in which a police officer and a father of five was killed.

And the most popular baby names are...updated: Sun May 09 2010 08:16:00

Move over, Emma. There's a new queen in town.

CNNMoney: No 2010 increase in Social Securityupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 12:48:00

There will be no cost-of-living increase for 57 million Social Security beneficiaries next year because consumer prices have fallen, the Social Security Administration announced on Thursday.

Money Magazine: Retired early ... and getting scaredupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 10:08:00

Question: I had the good fortune to be able to retire early at age 52, but last year's market meltdown has made me rethink the decision. I may still be okay, but I don't have the same level of certainty I once had. My question is this: How will Social Security be calculated for me and how does the fact that I haven't worked the last few years fit into the calculation? --Jack Ford, West Newbury, Mass.

Social Security number study raises fearsupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 14:37:00

A report earlier this week that a pair of academics had discovered a way to figure out a person's Social Security number based on information people commonly post online has raised new concerns about identity theft.

Money Magazine: What you need to know about Social Securityupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 10:33:00

You've probably spent a lot of time sweating over your 401(k) and IRA. But have you given much thought to the way Social Security will fit into your retirement plans?

Fortune: Social Security: The readers speakupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 12:01:00

I was snowed under by e-mail from readers of the Social Security article I wrote last month, which appeared online just as I was starting my vacation and in print a few days later.

Commentary: Don't cut our (public) health careupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 09:10:00

"We worked hard to get it and we're going to keep it," said Nancy Snyder, one of the protesters attending this summer's health care town meetings.

Defense Department paid millions in wages to invalid accountsupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 20:31:00

The Department of Defense may have paid more than $15 million into invalid civilian employee accounts over a six-year period, an investigation has concluded.

CNNMoney: Big companies make hay off stimulusupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 09:24:00

Big companies, ranging from AT&T to Dell to FedEx to Tyson Foods, are among those cashing in on the billions of dollars of federal stimulus money that is rolling out the door.

'Emma' is top name for newborn girls in U.S.updated: Fri May 08 2009 11:42:00

Maybe it was the baby in "Friends." Or perhaps it was a thirst for comforting words that sound like "mama."

Where the stimulus money is goingupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 22:41:00

When the $787 billion stimulus bill was passed by Congress in February, $317.2 billion in spending provisions were appropriated for various federal agencies. Take a look at an overview of the numbers, where available:

Money Magazine: The meaning of 'living within your means'updated: Thu Feb 19 2009 13:38:00

Question: I've been having an argument with a co-worker about the difference between living "within your means" and living "below your means." I'm hoping you can settle the issue for us. What do see as the difference between the two terms? --Mark E., Peoria, Illinois

Money Magazine: Memo to Washington: Here's how to help retireesupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 18:02:00

When it comes to retirement, I've got a whole laundry list of issues I wish President-elect Barack Obama and his counterparts in Congress would tackle as soon as they are sworn in this month. But the U.S. deficit has hit record levels, so I'm trying to be realistic about what we can afford. With that in mind, I'm paring down my retirement wish list to three things that can make a big impact - without blowing a hole in the nation's finances. Flat Consumer Prices Offsetting Other Costsupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 09:00:00

Consumer prices were flat in September as retreating costs for gasoline, clothes and new cars helped to offset rising prices for food, medical care and other things

Money Magazine: Meet my future widowupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 06:42:00

I'm worried about my wife. Not that she really has any problems. She's educated, professionally savvy and, thank goodness, perfectly healthy. In fact, according to the Social Security Administration, she can expect to live to 2050. Trouble is, I'm scheduled to kick it in 2047. And that's if we're both average. She's in better shape than I am, so she could be on her own for a lot longer.

Warning: Scam artists want to steal your tax rebateupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 15:05:00

On the heels of the government's plan to stimulate the economy by sending out special tax rebates, authorities say crooks are posing as officials from the Internal Revenue Service or Social Security Administration.

FSB: Immigration battle: Time to speak upupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 15:02:00

Small business owners will have an opportunity to sound off about "no match" immigration rules that force employers to face heavy fines for not verifying workers' immigration status within 90 days if social security numbers didn't match.

FSB: An immigration victory for employersupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 09:19:00

On Wednesday small business owners nationwide caught a break of sorts when a federal judge blocked the implementation of a recent Bush administration initiative that would use the Social Security system to go after employers of illegal immigrants.

FSB: Will the immigration crackdown work?updated: Mon Sep 17 2007 06:09:00

Bliss Nicholson flies to Mexico every year, not to soak up the sun in Cancún but to recruit legal migrant workers for his landscaping business in Middleton, Wis. With the local unemployment rate under 4%, few legal residents in his area care to work long hours in the hot sun planting trees or laying irrigation pipes for $10 an hour. Unlike many in his industry, Nicholson chooses not to hire illegal immigrants. So the annual road trip is his only recourse.

Judge puts hold on immigration penalty letters to employersupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 08:22:00

The Social Security Administration cannot start sending out letters to employers next week that carry with them more serious penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, a federal judge ruled Friday.

FSB: U.S. cracks down on hiring of illegal immigrantsupdated: Sat Aug 11 2007 23:04:00

The Department of Homeland Security issued a new workplace rule today, imposing penalties on employers who knowingly hire those who cannot legally work in the U.S.

Money Magazine: Pensions: Annuity or lump sum?updated: Mon Jan 29 2007 09:16:00

Question: When I retired, I chose a lump-sum from my company's pension plan and rolled the money into an IRA instead of taking an annuity. I did this because it's my understanding that if my wife and I were to die after receiving just a couple of months of annuity payments, none of the annuity's value would be passed on to our children or other heirs.

Money Magazine: The real nest-egg calculationupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 11:49:00

Question: When I read about the amount of money required at retirement age to fund a desired lifestyle ($1 million, $1.5 million, etc.), I always wonder what counts toward that amount. Like many people, my wife and I will have a mix of investments as well as several small pensions and Social Security.

CNNMoney: Beware Social Security e-mail scamupdated: Tue Nov 07 2006 15:08:00

If you get an e-mail announcing the cost-of-living increases scheduled for 2007 Social Security benefits and purporting to be from the Social Security Administration, don't answer it and don't click on any links in the e-mail.

CNNMoney: Social Security benefits to rise 3.3 percentupdated: Wed Oct 18 2006 09:24:00

The more than 53 million Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 3.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2007, the Social Security Administration reported Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Social Security -- When's the right time?updated: Wed Sep 20 2006 11:26:00

Did you know you can start collecting Social Security benefits as early as age 62? Many Americans do it, but it may not be the best plan of action for YOU. And get this - every year you delay collecting Social Security, the amount you'll eventually receive increases. That happens up until you reach "full retirement age," usually 67.

CNNMoney: Tax tips for newlywedsupdated: Mon Mar 27 2006 11:05:00

The first test for newlyweds is often not where to store the china, but rather facing Uncle Sam as husband and wife.

Money Magazine: The Dream Retirementupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 16:38:00

ich that the average worker retires at 62, four years earlier than his grandfather did. That other byproduct of prosperity--a longer, healthier life--has stretched retirement three more years at the other end as well. This is progress. The only problem is, within the next two decades, those seven "bonus" years of leisure will collide with the 76 million baby boomers now hurtling toward their sixties. It's going to be awfully tough for the economy to support so many nonworking people for so long. This is the reason pretty much every economist who studies the subject is convinced that the American style of retirement is about to change. ...

Money Magazine: The Dream Retirementupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

We are living in a golden age of early retirement. Like it or not, though, that era is about to end--and we have only our own prosperity to blame. In just three generations, America has grown so ri...

CNNMoney: Social Security checks going up 4.1%updated: Fri Oct 14 2005 09:58:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - More than 52 million recipients of Social Security and supplemental benefits will see a 4.1 percent bump in their monthly payments come 2006, the Social Security Administration said Friday.

CNNMoney: Re-establishing your identityupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 11:44:00

Hurricane Katrina victims may find themselves with little more than the clothes on their back. Starting over is challenging especially without any documents proving your identity. It may be difficult getting your local banker to recognize you.

Social Security privacy rules eased for FBI after 9/11updated: Wed Jun 22 2005 19:47:00

The Social Security Administration allowed the FBI to search its files as part of the terrorism investigation after the September 11, 2001, attacks, according to government documents released Wednesday by a privacy group.

CNNMoney: Social Security fund may run out soonerupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 10:20:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The Social Security trustees, in their 2005 report released Wednesday, offered an earlier date for trust fund exhaustion and revised upward estimates of the shortfalls facing the system over the next 75 years.

Fortune: Do I Have to Admit My Real Age at Work?updated: Tue Mar 15 2005 14:10:00

Here's what you need to know if you're tempted to fib. Plus: Will outsourcing to India end soon? And more on how to spot a phony diploma.

CNNMoney: Poll: Make wealthy pay for Soc. Sec.updated: Tue Feb 08 2005 12:08:00

Wealthier Americans should take the hit to bolster Social Security, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted over the weekend and released Tuesday.

Dems rally against Social Security planupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 14:20:00

House and Senate Democrats rallied Thursday against President Bush's plan to revamp Social Security, to show they would not let it pass without a fight.

Money Magazine: When To Take Social Securityupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

It's arguably the most important question retirees face. No, not "What time does the senior breakfast special start at Denny's?" I'm talking about Social Security: Should you begin collecting benef...

CNNMoney: When to take Social Securityupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 17:22:00

It's arguably the most important question retirees face. No, not "What time does the senior breakfast special start at Denny's?"

Fortune: Fixing Social Securityupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

SOCIAL SECURITY IS A MESS. WITH THE OLDEST babyboomers now four years away from qualifying for benefits, the program faces a shortfall of $12.7 trillion. To close the deficit, the program would nee...

CNNMoney: Be a money-wise widowupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 13:31:00

For most new widows, the only thing that rivals grief is fear.

Money Magazine: Can My Lender Increase The Interest Rate After My Lock-In Period Expires?updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

Q. I am in the process of refinancing a home loan. Although I locked in a great rate in mid-June that was good for 60 days, it took the lender longer than that to get the appraisal and legal work...

Money Magazine: A Plan For Every Stage IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY--OR TOO LATE--TO START PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT. OF COURSE THE STEPS updated: Sun Apr 01 2001 00:01:00

STARTING OUT 20s and 30s The greatest asset you have right now isn't money--it's time.

Fortune: When I'm 64 You won't catch me waiting around for the gold watch. I'm getting out while the getting's good.updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

You know what creeps me out? (Well, lots of stuff, but let's stick to retirement here.) It's when I get the statements from ye olde Social Security Administration that declare something like, "Here...

Fortune: Hell No, We Won't Go! Surprising demographic trends raise a tough question: Will the elderly live so long that society can't copupdated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

Baby-boomers have ushered in most every major trend over the past 50 years. But it was their grandparents who initiated the most radical demographic change of the past half-century--a dramatic decl...

Fortune: What Hidden Meanings Are Embedded in Your Social Security Number?updated: Mon Jan 11 1999 00:01:00

Is the government using Social Security numbers like bar codes? Are there secret formulas in those nine digits to mark Americans by religion, race, gender, and other personal stuff, like dog/cat pe...

Money Magazine: Am I Getting Ripped Off When I Trade Stocks Online?updated: Mon Jun 01 1998 00:01:00

Q I began using an online discount firm with really low commissions because I wanted to save money on my stock trades. Then a friend told me that I was probably losing more than I was saving. He sa...


Some 35,000 filing cabinets (including the ones at left) containing records of $350 billion in federal employee retirement benefits are literally buried in Boyers, Pa. The facility is officially na...


Since her husband Robert died last year, Joan Rosener, 69, of Coconut Creek, Fla. (shown on page 137) has tried mightily to educate herself about financial issues. One of her first moves was to vis...


You're not asking much, simply for the details of your finances and private life to remain private. That's how readers overwhelmingly reacted to August's "Protect Your Privacy." It revealed the fiv...

Money Magazine: GET THE SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK THAT YOU REALLY DESERVEupdated: Mon Sep 01 1997 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: ADMIT YOUR TRUE AGE AND RETIRE RICHERupdated: Wed Jan 01 1997 00:01:00

Okay, so you've lied about your age. People do it all the time. Trouble is, your little secret can cost you big bucks when you're ready to retire. So it's generally best to sacrifice vanity and tel...

Money Magazine: HOW CAN WE INVEST $28,000 SO WE CAN SEND OUR SON TO COLLEGE IN NINE YEARS?updated: Wed Nov 27 1996 00:01:00

Q. Our nine-year-old son received a $28,000 settlement following an auto accident. We'd like to invest the money for his college education. How should we proceed so that there's enough money in nin...

Money Magazine: WIRING INTO WASHINGTON ON THE WEBupdated: Wed Dec 06 1995 00:01:00

MAYBE THE GETTYSBURG Address would not have been any better had Lincoln written it on a laptop. But if today's crop of federal Websites had existed back in '63, Abe would have had access to a lot o...

Money Magazine: AN ADMIRAL SALUTES OUR BEST-PLACES PICKS; OTHERS DISAGREEupdated: Wed Nov 01 1995 00:01:00

Readers who wrote in about MONEY's ninth annual ranking of U.S. cities ("The Best Places to Live Today," September) were generally in a combative mood. A major point of contention was the sudden ri...



Fortune: How employers discriminate, how to slash your wrists, how to get a pension, and other matters. SOCIAL SECURITY MATHupdated: Mon Dec 12 1994 00:01:00

The fellow whose breakfast one eats every morning recently turned 70, prepared to receive Social Security benefits, and became instantly suspicious of the monthly amount the Social Security Adminis...

Money Magazine: 800 ACCESS Fill in your Social Security checkupdated: Thu Sep 01 1994 00:01:00

If you are interested in learning the projected amount of your future Social Security benefits, you can ask for your Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement (PEBES) from the Social Securit...

Fortune: Talking back to the inspector, rewards for bad behavior, new poker possibilities, and other matters. THE SSI FOLLIESupdated: Mon Jun 13 1994 00:01:00

''Can you top this?'' was the note attached by a Bay State correspondent to the article clipped from the Boston Globe, and the answer has to be -- it's tough. The article concerned certain weirditi...

Money Magazine: When Social Security benefits will get cut Why Social Security cutbacks are coming -- but not this yearupdated: Wed Jun 01 1994 00:01:00

Watch out: To keep the Social Security retirement trust fund from running in the red, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dan Rostenkowski has just lobbed the biggest grenade yet in the battle ...

Money Magazine: How much you must save updated: Tue Mar 15 1994 00:01:00

After you complete the worksheet on page 25 to estimate the percentage of today's income you will need when you leave work, use this worksheet to set an annual retirement savings goal. The workshee...

Fortune: WHAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO updated: Mon Nov 15 1993 00:01:00

-- Require all companies to offer defined-contribution plans; end costly ''discrimination'' tests.

Fortune: Pain and suffering on the march, fair wages for weak hitters, why Zoe got off easy, and other matters. BIG GOVERNMENT MEETS THE updated: Mon Feb 22 1993 00:01:00

When Zoe Baird got shot down for malefactions relating to domestic help, it suddenly occurred to your servant that he himself was now a logical candidate for the job of U.S. Attorney General. Well,...

Money Magazine: Q&A HOW TO MAKE SOCIAL SECURITY WORK FOR YOUupdated: Wed Jan 01 1992 00:01:00

The long arm of Social Security embraces nearly all of us. Yet, learning how to deal with the 63,000-person Social Security Administration can be daunting. For tips on getting the most out of Socia...

Fortune: THE COMING WORLD LABOR SHORTAGE A baby bust will soon shake industrialized economies everywhere. To cope, they must start encourupdated: Mon Apr 09 1990 00:01:00

AGE HEALTHFULLY, retire earlier, and bank on ever richer government benefits. For nearly 50 years, political leaders in North America, Japan, and Europe have promised their citizens varying version...

Money Magazine: GIVE YOURSELF A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKUPupdated: Sun Apr 01 1990 00:01:00

New York Senator Daniel Moynihan's proposal to cut Social Security taxes provides an unpleasant reminder of the enormous bite that they take out of your paycheck: up to $3,924.45 this year if you e...

Money Magazine: CAN YOU HELP A RICH KID INVEST $51,500?updated: Thu Feb 01 1990 00:01:00

Q. I am a 20-year-old college student who has just won a $62,000 out-of-court personal-injury settlement. Because I painfully earned it, I am planning on spending $5,000 or so on a used car and a c...

Fortune: The $10 martini, the Democrats' identity crisis, the Social Security sting, and other matters. ANOTHER CATASTROPHEupdated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

We have been following the latest big issue to agitate the country's senior citizens -- the issue being who should finance the cost of their catastrophic medical coverage -- and have a forecast abo...

Money Magazine: SOCIAL SECURITY EXPLAINED Suffering from Social Insecurity? Here are the basics about the system that touches every American famupdated: Thu Sep 01 1988 00:01:00

Smart financial planning demands that you and your family understand how Social Security's retirement, survivor and disability systems work. But Americans have become increasingly confused about th...

Money Magazine: WHAT YOU CAN REALLY COUNT ON FROM SOCIAL SECURITYupdated: Mon Aug 01 1988 00:01:00

One of the biggest aggravations in retirement planning used to be getting an accurate estimate of your Social Security benefits. If you knew the right questions, you could write to the Social Secur...

Fortune: SIGNALS updated: Mon Jul 18 1988 00:01:00

Bright young comrades will soon be receiving their MBA degrees from Karl Marx University in Budapest. Eager to adopt the West's business acumen, Hungary recently asked the University of Tennessee t...

Money Magazine: How to Reach Your Goalsupdated: Fri Apr 01 1988 00:01:00

It is an article of faith that a lifetime of hard work will be rewarded with a comfy retirement financed largely by pensions and Social Security. But this long-held belief is not as well founded as...

Money Magazine: ''How can I get financing to buy a vacation time share in Ireland?''updated: Sat Aug 01 1987 00:01:00

SILVER Q. My husband and I would like to start investing in silver. What is the best way to do it? KIMBERLY A. BROOKHART Mechanicsburg, Pa. A. You have two choices. You can buy one-ounce U.S. Silve...

Money Magazine: Worksheet: Figuring out how much life insurance you need updated: Sun Mar 01 1987 00:01:00

The purpose of life insurance is to guarantee your family a comfortable life if you die young. Consequently you should err on the high side when calculating your coverage. That does not mean sacrif...

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