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"A 97-year-old man from New York just received his high school diploma. Turns out there’s one little problem, though. Apparently, he’s only reading at a 95-year-old's level." — Jay Leno
As the patent for the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, the best-selling prescription medication of all time, is about to expire, some critics are accusing drugmaker Pfizer of unfair business practices in order to protect and extend its revenue stream. Read
A bullish stock market boosted the average balance to $255,000 for participants age 55 and older who have worked at their current employer for 10 years or more. How does yours compare? Read
Starting July 1, a new competitive-bidding program will mean lower costs for beneficiaries who order diabetes supplies and other equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers and more. Read
Experts from the American Psychiatric Association say yes. Find out more. Read
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Returning to work isn't easy. This program offers a trial period in which someone can test his ability to hold down a job for nine months without a loss of benefits. Read
How to enlighten, entertain and spend time together this summer without breaking the bank. Read
1865: Two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his troops inform the slaves of Galveston, Texas, that they are free. June 19 is still celebrated as the holiday Juneteenth in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
1953: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, N.Y., after being convicted of conspiring to pass American nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
1964: After an 83-day filibuster, the U.S. Senate passes the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination in employment, schools, public facilities and housing, and invalidating the Jim Crow laws of the South.
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