Social Security: COLA increasing but Medicare costs rising too in 2024

Social Security checks are increasing next year thanks to the annual cost of living adjustments (COLA). However, the standard monthly cost of Medicare Part B will increase by $9.80, or 6%, to $174.70 in 2024, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Best Buy combating theft with higher staffing levels in stores

Best Buy CEO Corrie Barry acknowledged the nationwide problem but said the electronics retailer has not experienced the significant loss competitors have thanks to its strategy of higher staffing levels, security, and full-service check-outs.