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  • *Fed keeps missing on GDP forecasts. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- Year after year Federal Reserve policymakers have clung to a belief that the U.S. economy will soon regain its pre-recession stride.

  • CHICAGO, Nov. 11- Vicki Thomas was at an age where many people look forward to retirement. Thomas signed on as director of communications for Purple Heart Homes, the non-profit that Beatty and Gallina started in their hometown of Statesville, North Carolina.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- When Campbell Soup Co was losing market share to private label brands and smaller competitors in recent years, it could have used another pop superstar like Andy Warhol to try to make its brand hip again, especially with 20- somethings. Investors have embraced the initiatives, pushing Campbell stock up more than 30 percent in the last two years.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- The other day my 13- year-old, Jake, said, "Let's dress Katie up as a bat for Halloween." Perhaps it's inevitable now that Halloween is big business. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $6.9 billion on Halloween this year.

  • 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.

  • Boomers' Average Nest Egg Is $500,000 Short: Study Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    A survey by TD Ameritrade is the latest in a raft of bad news about the prospects of the generation about to retire.

  • CVS Caremark Expects to Reap Benefits from Obamacare Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    CVS Caremark is looking at changes in U.S. healthcare as an opportunity to serve more customers, whether they are picking up prescriptions, getting them through the mail or stopping by an in-house MinuteClinic for a checkup.

  • Marijuana Use by Seniors Rises as Boomers Age Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 6:53 AM ET

    For many boomers, the drug never held the stigma it did for previous generations, and they tried it decades ago. Some have used it ever since, while others are revisiting the habit in retirement, either for recreation or as a way to cope with the aches and pains of aging.

  • Sell Block: Kicking Nana to the Curb? Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 7:00 PM ET

    Nursing homes are not a baby-boomer play. They are pure real estate. Here’s why you should avoid these stocks.

  • Who's Hiring New College Grads? Find Out Here Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:24 PM ET

    The job market may be getting tough,  but these companies are hiring  more entry-level workers than a year ago.

  • Cramer's Advice to Baby Boomers Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Buy stocks with long-term bullish themes, Cramer says. That way you don't have to worry about the short-term volatility in the market.

  • Boomer Stocks To Play Friday, 16 May 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    There are a lot of baby boomers out there and there's a lot of potential money to be made off of their retirement. Just be prepared to apply unconventional thinking to fit the habits of nontraditional people.

  • Help Wanted In Filling These Hot Jobs Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 2:53 PM ET

    It’s a job hunter’s dream come true: A shortage of talent and a wealth of needy employers has made for a hot job market for some.

  • Making Your Retirement Nest Egg Last Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 12:41 PM ET

    The trillion dollar floodgates haven't opened yet, but soon the 76 million baby boomers will want their money back from the retirement accounts they so carefully fed.

  • Paulson's Moment Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 1:28 PM ET

    It's been easy over the last few months to feel a bit sorry for Hank Paulson. He left Goldman Sachs, reluctantly, to lead President Bush's second-term Treasury in the belief that his skills might help solve two thorny problems: deteriorating political sentiment toward China's rising economic might, and the long-term insolvency of the U.S. entitlement programs as the Baby Boom generation heads toward retirement.

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