Baby boomer

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New site for retirees to help them with next job

There’s a new site for baby boomers who have retired to get direction and help on how to get a job after retirement. Founder Erik Forrester created AddALaneProject to help those who are returning to […]


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6 things boomers need to know about Obamacare

As more of the Affordable Care Act is about to be implemented, experts say there are certain things about the law that everybody over 50 could benefit from understanding better. Penny and Phil spoke with […]


This photo taken Aug. 6, 2013 shows employees at the Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co. in Chicago, listen to Brad Karsh of JB Training Solutions speaking to the group of generation X'ers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

A push for harmony among workers, young and old

CHICAGO (AP) — There’s a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren.


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Trustees say Medicare exhausted in 2026

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says Medicare’s giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund is unchanged at 2033. The date for Medicare […]


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Pew survey questions Gen X, baby boomer savings

NEW YORK (AP) — A research report by the Pew Charitable Trusts says younger baby boomers and Generation Xers face an uncertain retirement because of reduced savings, high levels of debt, and losses during the […]


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US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped […]


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Modest growth as California population hits 37.8M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A new report shows California’s population continues to grow at the same modest rate it did last year with a growth rate of 0.7 percent, the same as last year’s rate.


Aging drivers present new transportation challenge (audio)

WASHINGTON — Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic congestion when women began commuting to […]


Retirement worries grow; 30-somethings most uneasy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Younger Americans in their 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a shift from three years ago when baby boomers nearing retirement age […]


Knee replacements soar among US older folks

CHICAGO (AP) – Just like baby boomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacements. The findings are from a study of more than 3 million Medicare patients who got artificial knees over two […]




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