IBM posts biggest annual sales increase in more than a decade, announces layoffs

International Business Machines Corp. increased sales more than 6% in 2022, the biggest sales increase for Big Blue in more than a decade, but its stock fell in extended trading Wednesday. IBM IBM, -0.52% reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.71 billion, or $3.13 a share, on revenue of $16.7 billion, in line with about $16.7 billion … Read more

I took Social Security at 62 and now regret it. Is there a way to increase my Social Security benefit?

Recently I had a conversation with Sue, an acquaintance who started receiving her Social Security benefit at age 62. Sue’s now 63, and she told me that she thinks she might have made a mistake.  The problem is that she has realized that starting Social Security early reduced the benefit significantly, and she’d been wondering if it was possible … Read more

How life stressors may increase Alzheimer’s risk

Against the backdrop of the nation’s highest inflation rate in 40 years, increased costs for gas, food, and household utilities, and rising violent crime rates, one study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference earlier this year shows that among lower-income communities of color, individual reactions to these life stressors may impact cognitive function and white … Read more