baby boomers

People@Work: Boomers Are Turning 65 -- but Staying on the Job

The dawning of 2011 marks a milestone: The first of the nation's 76 million baby boomers turn 65, the traditional retirement age. New polls, however, show that for a range of reasons few boomers of this age are ready to retire. In fact, some don't ever expect to stop working.

Luxury Retailers Look Past the Baby Boomers

The Great Recession took lot of wealth out of baby boomer pockets, probably for good. That means luxury merchants will have to set their sights on a new demographic for growth in coming years. That group will most likely be the millennials, 25- to 34-year-olds.

Retiring Boomers Will Leave a Huge Hole in the Job Market

Experts suggest that in some industries, baby boomers may soon begin retiring at a much faster rate than they can effectively be replaced, forcing companies to find ways to recruit and train new workers without hurting profitability.

An Economist Argues for a Looming Labor Shortage

Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone says demographics will lead to a worker shortage as boomers march inexorably toward retirement. He predicts that within the next eight years the U.S. could have at least 5 million job vacancies.

A black hole in health insurance

At 63, Billie Hoke is two years and a ton of worry away from the health care goal line. She will have to wait until 2011 to join the millions of...

Dow 10,000: What's next?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) has reclaimed the psychologically important 10,000 level. So is this the first leg of a new bull market?...