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Coming Up on Happening Now

There are many compelling events which are sharing the headlines this morning, but as usual, we will be bringing you the most recent updates and details regarding each of them! Among the breaking stories, we have a run down of President Obamas visit to New Orleans, insightful analysis of the Dow breaking 10,000 points as of yesterday evening, the facts surrounding the matter of an interesting lottery scam taking place at a Burlington Coat Factory Store, security concerns in Pakistan as an alarming number of bombings have occurred within the past week, and the grave matter of four Florida teens setting fire to a fifth boy and whether the boys involved should be tried as adults.

One story which Ive just been alerted to via email just a few minutes ago: it has just been made official that there will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year making it the first year without one since a system of automatic adjustments was adopted in 1975. The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is directly tied to inflation rates which have been negative this year, and this announcement has been made following President Barack Obamas call for a second round of $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Clearly this is a huge issue affecting retirees, baby-boomers, and young adults as taxes, rights, and matters of economy are intertwined within this complex issue. Watch the show for more details & let us know what you think about this development after the jump!