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  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Wages may be growing at a faster clip than envisaged by U.S. policymakers, with a recent raft of business surveys showing an increase in the number of companies raising compensation.

  • Scammers, not grandkids, milk grandpa for cash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Scammers posing as distressed grandkids are scamming grandparents into sending them money wires and credit cards. FT reports.

  • June 24- Howie Barokas had just ridden his Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited on Highway 50 across the searing Nevada desert when he heard about the company's new electric motorcycle. Then again, Harley-Davidson Inc was looking beyond loyal baby boomers like 49- year-old Barokas when it unveiled its first electric prototype bike last Thursday.

  • June 19- Drugstore operator Rite Aid Corp said higher drug costs and a fall in reimbursement rates would continue into the second quarter, sending it shares down 4.4 percent. Rite Aid's shares have been on a tear for most of the past year, until the company warned on first-quarter profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast earlier this month.

  • New York, June 13- The big retirement benefit consultants are facing increasing competition as financial advisers move in on their turf, according to Chip Castille, the head of BlackRock's U.S. retirement group.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- For the first time in six years, the share of people who either have a job or are looking for one is on the rise in a majority of U.S. states, a sign one of the deepest scars of the economic crisis could be healing.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- In an era of stagnant wages and rising prices, Americans are expected not only to pay the daily bills and save millions for retirement, but also put away enough for college for their kids. Grandparents such as Maureen Reiter. The firm's 2014 529 Consumer Survey found that 13.1 percent of 529 accounts are now owned by grandparents.

  • Fear of economic blow as births drop around world Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Six years after the financial crisis, birth rates haven't bounced back. For the economy, that's bad news.

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- U.S. employers hired workers at the fastest clip in more than two years in April, pointing to a rebound in economic growth after a dreadful winter and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to end bond purchases this year. Nonfarm payrolls surged 288,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • TORONTO, May 1- Manulife Financial Corp said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose by more than 50 percent as a stronger investment performance and higher wealth management fees more than offset weaker insurance sales, but the results just missed analysts' estimates.

  • NEW YORK, April 30- When it came time for Tom Moser and his wife to consider having his 83- year-old father move in with them, a house with a special multigenerational floor plan solved their problems- and may have saved his dad's life.

  • AARP launches travel site for growing 50-plus set Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    AARP has entered the crowded online travel field, hoping to cater to retirees.

  • The booming housing market for boomer retirees Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Millions of boomers will turn 65 from now through 2030. With increased demand for 55-plus communities, there's now a new surge in the housing market.

  • The generation that saved the world?     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    P.J. O'Rourke, political reporter and "The Baby Boom" author, explains why he does not think the baby boom generation is not responsible for any of the problems in the world right now.

  • China's next baby boom?     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Newly leaked documents reveal China is about to relax its 1-child policy. Gordon Chang, author and Forbes.com columnist, and Ann Lee, New York University adjunct professor of economics and finance, discuss if a Chinese baby boom is in the making and what that means to their economy.

  • When empty nest fills up again, things get hectic Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Anne Leone watches TV with her 8-month-old grandson Carson.

    The weak economy has caused more young adults to move back in with their parents, and some of those kids are bringing their own children with them.

  • 10 ways to get your retirement plan back on track Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    If your golden years seem threatened because of financial setbacks, don't panic. Here are 10 tips from retirement experts on your next steps.

  • US housing story is far from over: Pro     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 9:04 PM ET

    Jerry Webman, Chief Economist & Senior Investment Officer at Oppenheimer Funds, says a demographic wave is hitting the U.S. economy, which will help the household sector.

  • Some Older Americans Falling Short Financially Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    A new report finds that seniors who are African-American, Hispanic, female or 80 and older are more likely to face economic woes than other older Americans.

  • AARP Coaches Boomers on 'Reimagining' Their Lives Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Helping baby boomers navigate the future is becoming a big business, but now, there's a freebie: LifeReimagined.org from AARP.