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February 16, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3016–February 16, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3016–February 16, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(North Carolina Senator Richard) Burr-(Oklahoma Senator Tom) Coburn: The Best Medicare Reform Proposal Yet,” by Avik Roy (_Forbes_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

2. “G.M. (General Motors) Changes Pensions for Salaried Workers,” by Nick Bunckley (_New York Times_, Feb. 16, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “As seniors climb from poverty, young fall in,” by Marisol Bello (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.usatoday.com…

4. “On Medicare, the American Public Is Dangerously Out of Touch with Reality,” by Josh Barro (_Forbes_, Feb. 15, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Vote on 10-Month Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ May Come by Weekend,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 15, 2012).
www.medscape.com…

6. “Age Discrimination Suits Jump, But Wins Are Elusive,” by Yuki Noguchi (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 16, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 17 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

7. “Retirement Communities Find Niche With Gay Seniors,” by Chris Lehman (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 16, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 28 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

8. “Federal pension changes would pay for extending payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits,” by Ed O’Keefe and Paul Kane (_Washington Post_ Feb. 16, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “AMR (American Airlines) unions seek early-retirement incentives” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Feb. 15, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

10. “Black Americans Not Ready for Retirement,” by Cord Jefferson (Black Entertainment Television news, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.bet.com…

11. “Better outlook for baby boomer women’s retirement, but problems remain,” by Rita R. Robison (_Seattle [Washington] Post-Intelligencer_ blog, Feb. 15, 2012).
blog.seattlepi.com…

12. “Finding benefits: Many elderly who qualify don’t apply,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 16, 2012).
yourlife.usatoday.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The State Worker: Pension measure autopsy shows multiple causes of death,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Boomer Addiction: An increasing number of people over 50 years old are in drug rehab,” by Mary Harris (KNBC [Los Angeles] Channel 4 TV News, Feb. 16, 2012). This story is accompanies by a video story (running time: 2 minutes, 43 seconds).
www.nbclosangeles.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: (State Senator Kirk) Dillard: School pension plan a ‘realistic threat’,” by Robert Sanchez (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.dailyherald.com…

16. MARYLAND NEWS: “County officials across Maryland oppose pension shift,” by Earl Kelly (_Annapolis Capital_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.hometownannapolis.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. EUROPE NEWS: “Europe’s retirement ages in the spotlight,” by Stanley Pignal (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 16, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

18. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “EU Seeks Early-Retirement Curbs in Plan to Rein in Pension Costs,” by Jim Brunsden (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nursing home fits sprinklers after blaze,” by Nicole Hasham (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.smh.com.au…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly ‘most militant’ opponents of 100 euro (131.26 usd) household charge, TD (Teachta Dala–Member of Lower House of Irish Parliament) insists,” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “(Former German Empire Chancellor Otto von) Bismarck’s pension system,” by Michio Ushioda (_Mainichi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 16, 2012).
mdn.mainichi.jp…

22. NIGERIA NEWS: “Rising Employees’ Pension Frauds,” by Gbenga Kayode (_Daily Champion_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Feb. 16, 2012).
allafrica.com…

23. POLAND NEWS: “(Prime) Minister on Pension Reform” (poland.pl, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.poland.pl/news/article,Minister_on_Pension_Reform,id,467738.htm…

24. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “House (Parliament) meets to OK 3,000 td (460.94 usd) NIS (national insurance scheme) pension,” by Anna Ramdass (_Trinidad Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Retirement age is on the up, says ONS (Office of National Statistics),” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk…

26. UK NEWS: “Unilever (consumer group) workers to vote over pensions dispute,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk…

27. WALES NEWS: “Adult learning can keep the over 55s socially active and ready for the challenges of change,” by Gareth Evans (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.walesonline.co.uk…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Medicare expenses growing faster for obese seniors: study,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

29. “New method makes it easier to treat prostate and pancreatic cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “How fast you walk and your grip in middle age may predict dementia, stroke risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

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