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July 30, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2639–July 30, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2639–July 30, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Population Research Presents a Sobering Prognosis,” by Sam Roberts (_New York Times_, Jul. 30, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “IRA (Individual Retirement Account) Retirement Contributions Sputter,” by Rich Blake (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 30, 2010).
abcnews.go.com…

3. “After 45 years, Medicare needs support,” by Christine Adams (_Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Jul. 30, 2010). Note: this is a _HC_ Opinion piece.
www.chron.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California budget ’emergency’: bid to recoup 6 billion dollars in pensions,” by Daniel B. Wood (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Jul. 30, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “New (Chicago) retirement projects make progress,” by Jane Adler (_Chicago Tribune_, Jul. 30, 2010). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Serious fallout looms as state avoids action on pensions,” by Thomas P. Ryan (_Trenton Times_, Jul. 30, 2010).
www.nj.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Charges upheld in NY pension fund corruption case” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Jul. 30, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Preliminary DROP findings: ‘Substantial’ toll on Philadelphia’s pension fund,” by Jeff Shields (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jul. 30, 2010).
www.philly.com…

9. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee) County supervisors sidestep proposal to cut their pensions,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Jul. 29, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Don’t scold (Prime Minister Julia) Gillard on pensions,” by David Penworthy (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Jul. 30, 2010). Note: this is an _Advertiser_ Opinion piece.
www.adelaidenow.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Former Prime Minister Kevin) Rudd’s rash pensioner promise proves pricey,” by George Megalogenis (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 30, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Scooter toll prompts call for tests of elderly riders,” by Karen Collier (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jul. 30, 2010).
www.heraldsun.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “India: No Country For Old People?” (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jul. 30, 2010). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 6 minutes, 25 seconds). A print transcript will b available shortly.
www.npr.org…

14. INDIA NEWS: “(Union) Cabinet okays Bill to raise retirement age of HC (High Court) judges to 65” (Press Trust of India via _Times of India_ [New Delhi], Jul. 30, 2010).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

15. ITALY NEWS: “Approving budget cuts, Italy quietly raises retirement age,” by Mathieu Gorse (Agence France Presse, Jul. 29, 2010).
www.google.com…

16. JAPAN/BRAZIL NEWS: “Pension pact with Brazil gets formal nod” (Kyodo News via _Japan News_ [Tokyo], Jul. 30, 2010).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20100730a5.html…

17. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russians fear pensions timebomb,” by by Kristina Block (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 29, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10803227…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Firms warned of legal fights as default retirement axed,” by Andrew Whitaker (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jul. 30, 2010).
www.scotsman.com…

19. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Most Workers Clueless About Pensions – Survey,” by Sure Kamhunga (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg, Gauteng] via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 30, 2010).
allafrica.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Employees think they will never give up work,” by Myra Butterworth and Harry Wallop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 30, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/7916689/Employees-think-they-will-never-give-up-work.html…

21. UK NEWS: “BT (British Telecom) to fight Ofcom (Office of Communications) over pension costs,” by Graeme Wearden (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 29, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jul/29/bt-to-fight-ofcom-over-pension-costs…

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22. UK NEWS: “Business lobby shuns retirement age change,” by Katie Allen (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 30, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jul/30/business-lobby-shuns-retirement-age-change…

23. UK NEWS: “Default retirement age: No longer up to the job” (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 30, 2010). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Editorial.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jul/30/default-retirement-age-job…

24. UK NEWS: “Retirement ages are out of date: we live longer, so we must work longer,” by Hamish McRae (_Independent_ [London], Jul. 30, 2010). Note: this is an _Independent_ Opinion piece.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/hamish-mcrae/hamish-mcrae-retirement-ages-are-out-of-date-we-live-longer-so-we-must-work-longer-2039038.html…

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25. UK NEWS: “Royal Mail pension plan challenged by regulator,” by Ian Pollock (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 30, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10819577…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Calcium supplements may raise risk of heart attack,” by  (Reuters Health, Jul. 30, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “A new ground zero for prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 29, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2638–July 29, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2638–July 29, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Are Public Pension Funds Sustainable?” (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing July 28, 2010, MP3 format, running time 4 minutes 2 seconds).
www.npr.org…

2. “Seniors see negatives for Medicare in health care law,” by Jennifer Agiesta (_Washington Post_, July 29, 2010, Blog). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
voices.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Employee allegations of excessive 401(k) fees gain ground,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, July 29, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Direct-deposit Social Security benefits need protection from payday lenders,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, July 29, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Affluent Chicagoans expect to retire later than originally planned,” by Becky Yerak (_Chicago Tribune_, July 29, 2010).
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Beshear: Review how reports of nursing home abuse are handled,” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears (_Lexington Herald-Tribune_, July 29, 2010).
www.kentucky.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey Plans to Make $512 Million Pension Payment,” by Dunstan McNichol and Terrence Dopp (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, July 28, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Consolidate pension plans,” (_Times-Tribune_ [Scranton, Pennsylvania], July 29, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Argentina to boost pension payments by 16.9%” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 29, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Urgent reform needed for aged care,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, July 30, 2010).
news.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Selling family home for care back on the agenda,” by Natasha Bita (_Australian_ [Sydney], July 30, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. UKRAINE NEWS: “Ukraine to increase retirement age as part of $15bn IMF deal,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 29, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

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13. UK NEWS: “Fixed retirement age to be axed,” (_BBC News_, July 29, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10796718…

14. UK NEWS: “Compulsory retirement: ‘A burden on the state at 65’,” by Mark King (_Guardian_ [London], July 29, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jul/29/compulsory-retirement-scrapped…

15. UK NEWS: “Carry on working past 65 as Default Retirement Age to be scrapped in 2011,” by Martin Beckford and Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 29, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7914747/Carry-on-working-past-65-as-Default-Retirement-Age-to-be-scrapped-in-2011.html…

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16. UK NEWS: “Warning on local council pensions,” (_BBC News_, July 28, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10797739…

17. UK NEWS: “State pension is not enough to live on, minister admits,” by Sean O’Grady (_Independent_ [London], July 29, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/state-pension-is-not-enough-to-live-on-minister-admits-2038076.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Technologies Help Adult Children Monitor Aging Parents,” by Hilary Stout (_New York Times_, July 29, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “New pathway to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Sleep disorder may signal dementia, Parkinson’s disease up to 50 years early,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Aging and longevity tied to specific brain region in mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Intensive chemotherapy may be harmful to most older patients with acute myeloid leukemia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Dense bones linked to raised risk for prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 28, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2637–July 28, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2637–July 28, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senior lobby puts weight behind measures attacking Medicare fraud,” by Mike Lillis (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], July 27, 2010).
thehill.com…

2. “Think tank disputes premise that seniors who reject healthcare reform don’t get it,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], July 27, 2010).
thehill.com…

3. “What You Didn’t Know About Social Security But Afraid to Ask,” by Saul Freidman (_Huffington Post_, July 28, 2010, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. MAINE NEWS: “Pensions to eat up larger share of state budget,” by John Christie (_Lewiston Sun Journal_, July 28, 2010).
www.sunjournal.com…

5. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. pension fund gains 12.82 percent,” by Todd Wallack (_Boston Globe_, July 28, 2010).
www.boston.com…

6. NEVADA NEWS: “Program to protect elderly launched,” by Sandi Hoover (_Nevada Appeal_ [Carson City, Nevada], July 28, 2010).
www.nevadaappeal.com…

7. NEVADA NEWS: “Services for seniors,” (_Las Vegas Sun_, July 28, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.lasvegassun.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State: 55 percent of NEPA municipal pensions distressed,” by Charles Schillinger (_Times-Tribune_ [Scranton, Pennsylvania], July 28, 2010).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Swan gave assurance on pension: seniors,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], July 28, 2010).
news.theage.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australian employers concerned over pension increases,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 28, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Group wants new minister for the aged,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], July 28, 2010).
news.theage.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Housing worries weigh heavy,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, July 27, 2010).
news.smh.com…

13. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Getting older,” by Pattrick Smellie (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], July 28, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion/3965850/Getting-older…

14. SINGAPORE NEWS: “There should be no retirement age: MM Lee,” by Imelda Saad (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], July 28, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

15. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “National Pension Fund Exceeds W300 Trillion,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], July 28, 2010).
english.chosun.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Pensions: tax-free contribution limit could be cut from Pn 255,000 (US $395,900) to Pn 40,000 (US $62,100),” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 28, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7914272/Pensions-tax-free-contribution-limit-could-be-cut-from-255000-to-40000.html…

17. UK NEWS: “UK Treasury consults on revised tax relief restrictions,” by Jenna Towler (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 28, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Warning over Pn 106bn (US $164 bn) bill for old-age care,” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London], July 27, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/27/elderly-care-cost-policy-exchange…

19. WORLD NEWS: “Global population outlook: Fewer workers to support seniors,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], July 28, 2010).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Delirium in older patients associated with greater risk of death, dementia and institutionalization,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Social relationships are linked to improved survival,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 27, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2636–July 27, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2636–July 27, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New Health Official Faces Hostility in Senate,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Jul. 27, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Health-care overhaul: Long-term-care benefits are a long way off,” by Michelle Andrews (_Washington Post_, Jul. 27, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “N.F.L. (National Football League) Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury,” by Alan Schwarz (_New York Times_, Jul. 27, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Raising retirement age won’t work: Benefits still meager compared to market-based reform,” by William G. Shipman (_Washington Times_, Jul. 27, 2010). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension reform is focus of Long Beach city charter committee,” by Paul Eakins (_Contra Costa Times_, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.contracostatimes.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami-Dade’s rollback rate plan would hit elderly hard,” by Daniel Shoer Roth (_Miami Herald_, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Can NJ keep its pension promises? No way, many officials concede,” by Jason Method (_Bergen Daily Record_, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.dailyrecord.com…

8. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Local nursing home exec(utive)s see anemic increase in Medicare reimbursement rate,” by Lynn Taylor Rick (_Rapid City Journal_, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.rapidcityjournal.com…

9. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Senators Introduce Mine Worker Pension Bill: The legislation would use excess Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program funds to shore up the United Mine Workers pension fund” (_Charleston State Journal_, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.statejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada pilots say they still face restrictions: Airline lost discrimination case but union sits idle while senior pilots offered entry-level jobs,” by Tess Kalinowski and San Grewal (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 27, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

11. GERMANY NEWS: “MPs (Members of Parliament) push for end to pension guarantee” (Thelocal.de, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.thelocal.de/politics/20100727-28763.html…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Department suspends ERS (Early Retirement Scheme) pensions for spouses,” by Declan O’Brien (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jul. 27, 2010).
www.independent.ie/farming/department-suspends-ers-pensions-for-spouses-2273198.html…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Scrap plans to cut tax relief — pensions expert,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jul. 27, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/scrap-plans-to-cut-tax-relief-pensions-expert-2273267.html…

14. INDIA NEWS: “Bill to raise retirement age of judges” (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi], Jul. 27, 2010).
www.hindustantimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan women have longest lifespan for 25 y(ea)rs in row” (Reuters Health, Jul. 26, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Fujitsu (Corporation) launches ‘easy-easy’ computer for elderly” (Agence France Presse via Google News, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.google.com…

17. NEPAL/UK NEWS: “Gurkhas renew battle over British army pensions” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10776313…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Second best return for retirement fund,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Jul. 28, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/economy/news/article.cfm?c_id=34&objectid=10661687…

19. TAIWAN NEWS: “Some 620,000 staff choose old pension scheme: BLI (Bureau of Labor Insurance)” (_China Post_ [Taipei], Jul. 27, 2010).
www.chinapost.com…

20. UGANDA NEWS: “Retirement review rejected” (psnews.com….au, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.psnews.com…

21. UK NEWS: “”Treasury consults on tax relief changes,” by Alice Ross, Tanya Powley, Matthew Vincent and Lucy Warwick-Ching (_Financial Times_ [London], Jul. 27, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Rolling Stones (Rock Band) Dismiss Retirement Rumors” (RTT News, Jul. 27, 2010).
www.rttnews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Obesity rise linked to disability increase among elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Many knee and hip replacement patients experience weight decrease after surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Most men with low-risk prostate cancer receive aggressive treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 26, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2635–July 26, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2635–July 26, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Deficit-cutting ax may fall on Social Security,” by David R. Francis (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], July 26, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “Health Law Augurs Transfer of Funds From Old to Young,” by Janet Adamy (_Wall St. Journal_, July 26, 2010, P. A1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

3. “‘Villages’ let elderly grow old at home,” by Haya El Nasser (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 26, 2010).
www.us…

4. “How to Pick a Target-Date Fund,” by Anne Tergesen (_Wall St. Journal_, July 24-25, 2010, P. B8). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

5. “401(k) Fees Gain a Bit of Clarity,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, July 24, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Adapting Your Home to Care for an Aging Family Member,” by Kathryn Haslanger (_Huffington Post_, July 25, 2010).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Probes may open books at CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System],” by Evan Halper (_Los Angeles Times_, July 25, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pensions put state, cities in crisis,” by Tom Abate (_San Francisco Chronicle_, July 25, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Kelliher’s bid for senior votes includes property tax break,” by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, July 26, 2010, Blog).
www.startribune.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey still underfunding its pension system,” by Juliet Fletcher (_Press of Atlantic City_, July 24, 2010).
www.pressofatlanticcity.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Health systems prepare as boomers start retiring in large numbers,” by Eric Scott Campbell (_Press of Atlantic City_, July 25, 2010).
www.pressofatlanticcity.com…

12. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Some N.C. boomers: Fat and flat broke,” by Thomas Goldsmith (_Charlotte Observer_, July 26, 2010).
www.charlotteobserver.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Record number in R.I. receiving Social Security benefits,” by Neil Downing (_Providence Journal_, July 26, 2010).
www.projo.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Tennessee’s retirement fund in good shape compared to others,” by Josh Flory (_Knoxville News Sentinel_, July 25, 2010).
www.knoxnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Cloud services to provides assistance to aged-care sector,” by Karen Dearne (_Australian_ [Sydney], July 27, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Hi-tech homes ‘a must’ for seniors in future,” by Greg Thom (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne], July 26, 2010).
www.heraldsun.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Public service pension severance pay ‘must end’,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 26, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “We have to fix our pension problems before debt overwhelms us,” by Bernard Hickey (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], July 26, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10660964…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “ACC hearing aid cuts ‘will hit oldest and poorest’,” by Adrian Hatwell (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], July 26, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/3956346/ACC-hearing-aid-cuts-will-hit-oldest-and-poorest…

20. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romania considers lifestyle funds,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 26, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Elderly care: Who should pay?” (_BBC News_, July 26, 2010, Flash Player, running time 2 minutes 38 seconds).
news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8846000/8846820.stm…

22. UK NEWS: “Thousands of pensioners ‘were mis-sold annuities’,” by John Greenwood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7907280/Thousands-of-pensioners-were-mis-sold-annuities.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Alzheimer’s disease: The best bets for prevention, so far,” by Shari Roan (_Los Angeles Times_, July 26, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

24. “Studies target amyloid plaques and tau tangles,” by Jill U. Adams (_Los Angeles Times_, July 26, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

25. “Educated people cope better with dementia,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, July 26, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Scientist Seek to Tabulate the Mysteries of the Aged,” by Carl Bialik (_Wall St. Journal_, July 24-25, 2010, P. A2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

27. “Elder care puts strain on adult parent-child relationship,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Family feud: US parents more likely to have conflict with adult children than European parents,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 23, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2634–July 23, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2634–July 23, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The public deserves a hearing for a Medicare appointee” (_Washington Post_, Jul. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Baby Boomers are fastest growing group on Facebook as it sets record at 500 million users” (_Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Examiner_, Jul. 23, 2010).
www.examiner.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Jerry) Brown details plan for California state worker pension reforms,” by  Michael J. Mishak (_Los Angeles Times_, Jul. 23, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(San Francisco Public Defender) Jeff Adachi’s pension plan comes under fire,” by Carolyn Tyler (KGO Channel 7 TV news, Jul. 22, 2010).
abclocal.go.com…

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State Pension Fund Going Broke” (_Hartford Courant_, Jul. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _HC_ Editorial.
www.courant.com…

6. MAINE NEWS: “State’s pension plan faces few good options” (_Waterville Morning Sentinel_, Jul. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _WMS_ Opinion piece.
www.onlinesentinel.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Bill adds to penalties for abuse of elderly” (_Newark Post_, Jul. 23, 2010).
www.newarkpostonline.com…

8. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Official: ND pension fund problems can be fixed,” by Dale Wetzel (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

9. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon lawmakers restore funding for elderly, disabled,” by Mike Wong (_Salem Statesman Journal_, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Opinions mixed on pension changes,” by Scott Muska (_Altoona News_, Jul. 23, 2010).
www.altoonamirror.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. WORLD NEWS: “Counter-cyclical approach urged on pensions,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jul. 23, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Technology the ticket to elderly home care” (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 24, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. BRAZIL NEWS: “Elderly Brazilians head for DJ (disc jockey) school” (Independent Television News, Jul. 23, 2010).
itn.co.uk/e69103b994f2774bcc03e31ba328f900.html…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Voluntary pension plan advocated by U of C (University of Calgary) study,” by Shaun Polczer (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Jul. 23, 2010).
www.calgaryherald.com…

15. CYPRUS NEWS: “Finding it hard to deliver on pension promises,” by Androulla Kaminara (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Jul. 23, 2010).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

16. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t Pension Fund Stinks” (_New Era_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _NE_ Editorial.
allafrica.com…

17. POLAND NEWS: “Labor Ministry makes controversial proposal to modify pension law,” by Alice Trudelle (_Business Journal_ [Warsaw], Jul. 23, 2010).
www.wbj.pl/article-50422-labor-ministry-makes-controversial-proposal-to-modify-pension-law.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Firms to enjoy cash boost from pension changes,” by Atul Prakash (Reuters, Jul. 23, 2010).
uk.reuters.com…

19. UK NEWS: “BT (British Telecom) faces pensions funding setback” (Press Association via Google news, Jul. 23, 2010).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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20. “Gene Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s,” by Gautam Naik (_Wall St. Journal_, Jul. 23, 2010, P. A3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via Google News (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

21. “Gene linked to aging also linked to Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

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22. “Glaucoma patients struggle with applying eyedrops,” by Lynne Peeples  (Reuters
Health, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Relationships hold key to spiritual care” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Regional variation in health-care spending and utilization higher in Medicare than private sector” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 22, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2633–July 22, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2633–July 22, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “‘Objection!’ Older Lawyers Resist Forced Retirement,” by Vanessa O’Connell (_Wall St. Journal_, Jul. 22, 2010, P. B1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via Google News (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

2. “Searching for unclaimed pension benefits,” by Andrew Chan (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Jul. 21, 2010).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Furlough days may indeed hurt state pensions,” by Doug Finke (_Peoria Journal Star_, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.pjstar.com…

4. MARYLAND NEWS: “Baltimore police shortstaffed after pension cuts” (Associated Press via Delmarva.com…, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.delmarvanow.com…

5. NEW YORK NEWS: “Buffalo faces teacher retirement exodus” (_Buffalo News_, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.buffalonews.com…

6. NEW YORK/OHIO NEWS: “Ohio, NY pension plans join suit against BP (British Petroleum)” (Associated Press via _Miami [Florida] Herald_, Jul. 21, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement just isn’t an option for many older workers,” by Jay Bryan (_Gazette_ (Montreal, Quebec), Jul. 22, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Daycare for seniors: a new way to help families cope,” by Brennan Clarke (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 21, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Friendships mean more later in life, say senior women,” by Barbara Turnbull (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 22, 2010).
www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/agingwell/article/837950–friendships-mean-more-later-in-life-say-senior-women…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian pensions lose 3.2% in Q2, underperform TSX,” by Jonathan Ratner (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jul. 22, 2010).
business.financialpost.com…

11. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “MfD (Mlada fronta Dnes newspaper): Gov(ernmen)t to raise pensions of people caring for disabled” (Ceska tiskova kancelar [Czech News Agency] via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Jul. 21, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

12. FRANCE NEWS: “French lawmakers’ panel approves pension reform” (Reuters via www.forexyard.com…, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.forexyard.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “(Interim Pension Regulator) PFRDA to launch pension scheme for poor” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Jul. 22, 2010).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

14. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Pension Fund Saga Thickens,” by Toivo Ndjebela (_New Era_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 22, 2010).
allafrica.com…

15. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Minimum pension amount increased,” by Imtiaz Ali (_Daily News_ [Karachi, Sind], Jul. 22, 2010).
www.thenews.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Number of Elderly Living Alone Hits 1 Million” (Arirang [Korea TV] News, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.arirang.co.kr…

17. UK NEWS: “BBC staff to be balloted on strike” (Press Association via Google News, Jul. 21, 2010).
www.google.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Regulator suspends pension scheme trustees” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10729312…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Key vote on changes to academics’ scheme” (British Broadcasting Corporation, Jul. 22, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10717764…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “No link seen between coffee, prostate cancer risk” (Reuters Health, Jul. 21, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

July 21, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2632–July 21, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2632–July 21, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security Loses $50 Million a Year in Benefit Overpayment,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, July 21, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Social Security age ‘fix’ may not live up to expectations,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, July 20, 2010). Note 1: This article is a commentary. Note 2: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Cutting Home Care Now, Paying for It Later?,” by John Leland (_New York Times_, July 21, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Lawmakers: Extend Medicaid Subsidies To Help African-American Seniors,” by Phil Galewitz (_Kaiser Health News_, July 20, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “US state and local scheme assets grow by 19%,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 21, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

6. “Scrutiny Turns to Retirement Centers,” by Anton Troianovski (_Wall St. Journal_, July 21, 2010, P. C11). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona’s Other Immigrant Conflict: African Americans vs. Africans,” by DaVaun Sanders(_New America Media_, July 19, 2010).
newamericamedia.org…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Furlough days could hurt pensions,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], July 21, 2010).
www.sj-r.com…

9. MAINE NEWS: “Facing Pension Woes, Maine Looks to Social Security,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, July 21, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. MARYLAND NEWS: “State pension system sees big increase on investments,” by Jessica Anderson (_Baltimore Sun_, July 20, 2010).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Surge in seniors will reshape state,” by Mary Jane Smetanka (_Minneapolis Star Tribune_, July 21, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “N2Care debuts MedCottage, a portable dwelling for elder relatives,” by Fredrick Kunkle (_Washington Post_, July 20, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “HN: Czech govt to index pensions only based on inflation,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, July 21, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

14. GERMAN NEWS: “German local authorities forced to tender pension services,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 21, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “O’Reilly criticised over ‘fair deal’ speech,” by Deaglán De Bréadún (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 21, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Brash urges pension flexibility,” by Tracy Watkins (_Stuff.co_, July 21, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/personal-finance/3940997/Brash-urges-pension-flexibility…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “National and Labour spurn Brash’s suggestion of flexible pension,” by Simon Collins (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], July 22, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10660390…

18. NORTHERN IRELAND/UK NEWS: “Trust sorry for elderly ‘leaving hospital malnourished’,” (_BBC News_, July 21, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-10707363…

19. UK NEWS: “Elderly could still face ‘death tax’ to pay for care,” by Andrew Porter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 20, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7901639/Elderly-could-still-face-death-tax-to-pay-for-care.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Conservatives accused of U-turn on ‘death tax’ to care for elderly,” by Nicholas Watt, Randeep Ramesh and David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], July 20, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jul/20/conservatives-deny-death-tax-uturn…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Key pathway in end-stage prostate cancer tumor progression blocked,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Natural substance NT-020 aids aging brains in rats, USF study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “New links between cholesterol and depression in the elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 21, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 20, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2631–July 20, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2631–July 20, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Poll: Faith in Social Security system tanking,” by Susan Page (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 20, 2010).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalSTRS [California State Teachers’ Retirement System] reports 12.3% gain on investments,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, July 20, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Seniors now urged to get whooping cough shot,” by Victoria Colliver (_San Francisco Chronicle_, July 20, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

4. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. taxpayers facing need to reinforce state pension fund,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, July 20, 2010).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

5. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement fund overhaul is long overdue: Cooper review,” by Don Stammer (_Australia_ [Sydney], July 21, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theaustralian.com…

6. BERMUDA NEWS: “National Pension scheme changes would allow seniors to withdraw funds,” by Mikaela Ian Pearman (_Royal Gazette_ [Pembroke], July 20, 2010).
www.royalgazette.com…

7. FRENCH NEWS: “Sarkozy’s Plan to Increase Retirement Age Can’t Be Altered, Woerth Says,” by Gregory Viscusi (_Bloomberg_, July 20, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. IRELAND NEWS: “O’Reilly concern at care of elderly,” by Deaglán De Bréadún (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 20, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

9. IRELAND NEWS: “State to consider Euro 10bn (US $12.9bn) fund for pension liabilities,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], July 20, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/state-to-consider-euro10bn-fund-for-pension-liabilities-2264924.html…

10. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s pensions mandates up 20.2%,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], July 19, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

11. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly living alone increasingly dying the same way,” by Natsuko Fukue (_Japan Times_, July 21, 2010).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100721f1.html…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Neighbors, more than kin, face onus of keeping tabs on seniors,” by Natsuko Fukue (_Japan Times_, July 21, 2010).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100721f2.html…

13. MALTA NEWS: “Pension system up for first review since reform,” by Noel Grima (_Malta Independent_, July 20, 2010).
www.independent.com…

14. THAILAND NEWS: “Farmers call on govt to lower minimum age for pension,” (_Bangkok Post_, July 20, 2010).
www.bangkokpost.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Britons punished for saving, says pensions minister,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 19, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/7900863/Britons-punished-for-saving-says-pensions-minister.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Alzheimer’s Isn’t Up to the Tests,” by Sanjay W. Pimplikar (_New York Times_, July 20, 2010). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. “Free Eye Care for Seniors,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, July 20, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

18. “One in five Canadians to develop arthritis, health agency says,” by Carly Weeks (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], July 20, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. “Medicare drug benefit boosts use of heart failure meds,” (Reuters Health, July 20, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Making Homes Safer for Dementia Patients,” by Dale Russakoff (_New York Times_, July 19, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

July 19, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2630–July 19, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2630–July 19, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach Out,” by Jenna Wortham (_New York Times_, Jul. 17, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Options that would keep Social Security viable,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Jul. 18, 2010).
www.philly.com…

3. “Hollywood actor Tim Robbins tells of ‘midlife crisis’,” by Roya Nikkhah (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Jul. 18, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/7896467/Hollywood-actor-Tim-Robbins-tells-of-midlife-crisis.html…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Municipalities take aim at public pensions,” by  Tony Perry and Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Jul. 19, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “It’s not the age, it’s the ideas,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, Jul. 19, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A Crusade to Avert Pension Crisis,” by Elizabeth Lesly Stevens (_New York Times_, Jul. 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. MISSOURI NEWS: “A clash of interests as Medicare bids begin,” by Alan Bavley (_Kansas City Star_, Jul. 18, 2010).
www.kansascity.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “A Fast-Paced City Tries to Be a Gentler Place to Grow Old,” by Anemona Hartocollis (_New York Times_, Jul. 19, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Legislation injects fairness into pension system,” by Jack Quinn (_Buffalo News_, Jul. 17, 2010). Note: this is a _BN_ Opinion piece.
www.buffalonews.com…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Forecast for Oregon pensions: stormy,” by Dennis Thompson Jr. (_Salem Statesman Journal_, Jul. 18, 2010).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11.  ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT NEWS: “Pension funds slowly recovering, says OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)” (Agence France Presse via Google News, Jul. 18, 2010).
www.google.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care (Nursing Home) leader Japara (Holdings) under scrutiny,” by Ben Butler And Leonie Wood  (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 18, 2010).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta (Province) pension plan languishes on back burner,” by Don Braid (_Herald_ [Calgary], Jul. 17, 2010).
www.calgaryherald.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “The aging process, one discount at a time,” by Janet Torge (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec, Jul. 19, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Will my cane float? Lessons from a year of cruising with seniors,” by Marc Cappelletti (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 17, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Vintage cars lure Canadian baby boomers,” by Al Campbell (Xinhua [Beijing, China], Jul. 19, 2010).
news.xinhuanet.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “New health care plan for elderly outlined” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jul. 19, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T100718001758.htm…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japanese pensions face trying times,” by Lindsay Whipp (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jul. 18, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Overhaul of retirement regime is long overdue,” by Tom Stevenson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 18, 2010). Note: this is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/tom-stevenson/7896290/Overhaul-of-retirement-regime-is-long-overdue.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Pensions: how to defuse the nation’s savings time bomb,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 18, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/7896232/Pensions-how-to-defuse-the-nations-savings-time-bomb.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension age could rise to 68 ‘sooner than planned'” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 19, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7897565/Pension-age-could-rise-to-68-sooner-than-planned.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Success of Retirement Show confirms power of the grey pound,” by Jerome Taylor (_Independent_ [London], Jul. 19, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/success-of-retirement-show-confirms-power-of-the-grey-pound-2029770.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Drug Trials Test Bold Plan to Slow Alzheimer’s,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Jul. 17, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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