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The number of Americans working in their 70s is skyrocketing

Michelle Cheng
The number of Americans working in their 70s is skyrocketing

Katharine Abraham, an economics professor at the University of Maryland, was chatting with her hairdresser one night about retirement plans. The economist said she plans to continue working because she wants to and has no plans for retiring. The hairdresser agreed but for different reasons: She needs the money.