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Boomer Nation

  • Behind on Retirement, Gen X Still Doesn't Get It Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    A new report portrays Generation X as the most direly affected by the retirement savings crisis, and suggests their spending habits are to blame.

  • Great Recession Will Haunt Gen-X Friday, 17 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Early Boomers may be on track to retire with enough savings for their golden years, a new Pew study finds. But Gen-Xersare in for a world of hurt.

  • Job Picture Improves for Boomers' 'Encore' Careers Friday, 3 May 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    Older Americans' need to work longer is being met by a host of websites that match them with jobs that fit their interests.

  • Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Secure Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

  • Are Boomers Sinking Stocks?     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Discussing whether a boomer selloff strategy is the reason the stock market is suffering, with Ivory Johnson, Scarborough Capital Management.

  • Gronbach: Aging Boomers Could Cause Tax Crisis Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    As the Baby Boomers age out of their premium tax paying years, Generation X ages in. Is shifting demography moving the United States closer and closer to a federal, state, and municipal tax crisis?

  • Health Care REIT Finds Sweet Spot in Aging Population Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    With a recent acquisition, Ventas—a leading healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) with a portfolio of nearly 600 healthcare properties and seniors housing assets in the U.S. and Canada—will own about 14 billion in healthcare and senior housing real estate.

  • Coughlin: Boomers Driving and Demanding Innovation Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
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    Baby Boomers want to live longer and to live better. The convergence of Boomer expectations and technology is forging a disruptive force that will improve life tomorrow for everyone.

  • The Marijuana Lobby: All Grown Up Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:03 AM ET

    The pro-pot lobby is basically like any other: PACs and big-name contributors, and meetings at The Capitol, even the White House. It's the new Norml, so to speak. And the new message? It's the economy, dude.

  • Boomers Continue to Fuel High-Tech Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
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    As they approach retirement age they are witnessing the rise of the most technology-savvy digital natives in the history of humankind. Is there any way for Baby Boomers to compete with a generation that has been completely immersed in technology since birth? The answer is....

  • The Case for Annuities Grows as More Boomers Retire Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 2:24 PM ET

    Many in the investment world — and even President Barack Obama's administration — are taking a fresh look at annuities, and are finding there's a lot there to like.

  • Housing Crash Crushes Suburban Ideal Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 3:26 PM ET

    As the nation's home builders try to claw their way out of the biggest abyss in the sector's history, the future landscape is beginning to look a bit different than they once thought.

  • Chadwick: The Serotonin Of Savings Monday, 11 May 2009 | 10:32 AM ET

    Saving is the new spending in the United States After several decades of Americans being the world’s consummate and most profligate spenders, we appear to have developed (all of a sudden in just the last few months) a serious fancy for saving.

  • Baby Boomers Creating Stay-At-Home Biz Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 2:15 PM ET

    Baby boomers who don’t want to retire to a distant locale (some place warmer or cheaper) may be causing a long-term drag on the U.S. housing sector – and the economy. According to a survey done by Home Depot – 89% of older Americans want to stay in their present houses for as long as possible. But companies like Home Depot are seeing a business opportunity in reaching out to boomers who want to stay put.

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