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Work Til You Die: Record Number Of Folks Age 85 And Older Are Working In The US
July 5, 2018

Seventy may be the new 60, and 80 may be the new 70, but 85 is still pretty old to work in America. Yet in some ways, it is the era of the very old worker in America.

Overall, 255,000 Americans 85 years old or older were working over the past 12 months. That’s 4.4 percent of Americans that age, up from 2.6 percent in 2006, before the recession. It’s the highest number on record.

They’re doing all sorts of jobs – crossing guards, farmers and ranchers, even truckers, as my colleague Heather Long revealed in a front-page storylast week. Indeed, there are between 1,000 and 3,000 U.S. truckers age 85 or older, based on 2016 Census Bureau figures. Their ranks have roughly doubled since the Great Recession.

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Get Ready For The ‘Largest Trade War In Economic History’
July 6, 2018

t is now the “largest trade war in economic history.” Well, that is Beijing’s take on President Donald Trump’s decision on Friday to impose tariffs worth US$34 billion on a range of Chinese imports, including high-tech equipment and industrial machinery.

In response, the world’s second-largest economy warned it would take the “necessary countermeasures,” triggering what is now a full-blown trade conflict.

“The Chinese side, having vowed not to fire the first shot, is forced to stage counter-attacks to protect the … interests of its people,” the Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a statement. “[The US has started the] largest trade war in economic history.”

As the midnight chimes sounded in the United States, the first wave of tariffs kicked in. Another $16 billion are scheduled to take effect in the next two weeks.

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