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Social Security funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He debuted in 1954, will turn 59 in November. Seven years shy of retirement age, Neuman can still expect to collect his full social security payments for 13 years, but what happens after that? You might not know it, but an estimated 8 in 10 woman wear the wrong bra size. So underwear stalwart Jockey spent eight years developing the solution: a $60 bra that comes in 55 sizes. On the coasts, we find out how hurrican season will affect your morning orange juice.

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Alfred E. Neuman might need to worry -- about Social Security

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Social Security trust funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He will turn 59 in November -- seven years shy of retirement age.

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Wearing the wrong bra size? Jockey has a $60 solution for you

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May 31, 2013
Oprah can vouch for it: an estimated 8 in 10 women wear the wrong bra size. So underwear stalwart Jockey spent eight years developing the solution: a $60 bra that comes in 55 sizes.

The NBA's battle of the T-shirts

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Lebron James and the Miami Heat are fighting to get back to the NBA Finals. But the Eastern Conference championship series will also be noteworthy for its playoff T-shirts.

Foster families get the Disney treatment

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ABC Family launches "The Fosters," a drama about a family with two moms, one biological son, two adopted foster kids, and a newcomer.

The orange economy: Prices shoot up in hurricane season

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An orange grower in Florida is not exactly celebrating high orange prices.

Social Security funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He debuted in 1954, will turn 59 in November. Seven years shy of retirement age, Neuman can still expect to collect his full social security payments for 13 years, but what happens after that? You might not know it, but an estimated 8 in 10 woman wear the wrong bra size. So underwear stalwart Jockey spent eight years developing the solution: a $60 bra that comes in 55 sizes. On the coasts, we find out how hurrican season will affect your morning orange juice.