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  • STOCKHOLM, Dec 2- Like most of Europe, Sweden is struggling with an ageing population. But in fact Sweden's canny social policies are the reason so many of its baby boomers are choosing to keep going to the office. The country's pensions reform and generous parental leave have resulted in Europe's highest employment rate- with a strong showing among women and the...

  • Manulife, Canada's largest insurer, earns the bulk of its profit in North America but also has a fast-growing Asian unit. Insurance sales fell 19 percent in the United States, where Manulife owns John Hancock, and slumped 23 percent in Canada. Toronto- based Manulife said insurance sales rose 46 percent in Asia, while wealth management sales surged 74 percent.

  • Nov 13- Canada's Manulife Financial Corp reported a third-quarter core profit that narrowly missed analysts' expectations, as insurance and wealth management sales declined in Canada and the United States. While North America is the main drivers of the company's profit, Manulife has targeted Asia as a key growth area and reported strong sales in countries...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 12- The next generation version of Gilead Sciences Inc's $84,000 hepatitis C drug, already under fire for its record-breaking costs, is going to be even more expensive.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- Pressure on western workers from the integration of China and other emerging giants into the world economy shows no sign of abating and that protracted shock will also keep borrowing rates subdued for years to come.

  • DoubleLine's Gundlach: Short homebuilder ETFs now Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach speaks at the Bloomberg Markets 50 Summit in New York.

    Home ownership rates in will likely fall to levels last seen in the 1980s as millennials wait longer to form households, DoubleLine's Gundlach said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why Rich Western Investors Are Returning Home Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.