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10,000 march in Chile against Pinochet-era pensions

Santiago - Some 10,000 people marched through the Chilean capital Sunday demanding an end to the privatized pension system created under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, demanding improved conditions.

Zimbabwe unveils generous Mugabe retirement package

Harare - Zimbabwe's ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet and private air travel as part of a new government-funded retirement package for former leaders, state media reported Thursday.

Argentina pension protesters clash with police in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - Protesters angry at proposed pension and welfare reforms attacked police close to Argentina's congress building in Buenos Aires on Monday, the second protest in a week to turn violent.

Violence breaks out at protest against Argentina pension reform

Buenos Aires - A trade union-organized march in Buenos Aires descended into violence Thursday, with thousands of protesters clashing with police as they demanded lawmakers reject a controversial pension reform plan.

Forced retirement at 65 for pilots is valid, EU court says

Luxembourg - A European Union law that forces passenger airline pilots to retire at 65 is valid, the EU's top court said on Wednesday.

Energy watchdog sees U.S. nuclear capacity, generation dropping

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) came out with a damning report on nuclear capacity and generation in the U.S. on Friday, declaring that 25 percent of nuclear capacity now in operation will be retired by 2050.

Figure skating: Japan's former world champ Asada retires

Toukyo - Japan's former world champion Mao Asada retired from figure skating Monday in a bombshell announcement, citing a lack of motivation after a mystifying slump in form.

Chileans march to demand end to privatized pension system

Santiago - Thousands of people marched in major cities in Chile Sunday to demand an end to a privatized pension system put in place more than 35 years ago under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Police disperse Algiers demo against delayed retirement

Alger - Algerian police on Sunday broke up a protest in the capital against a reform to end early retirement that is to be debated in parliament, an AFP correspondent said.

Interview: Wrestler Rage talks about return from retirement Special

Farmingdale - Independent wrestling sensation Rage sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at a pizzeria in Farmingdale about his return from retirement.

'Most Interesting Man in the World' taking a one-way trip to Mars

Heineken-owned Dos Equis is retiring “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” a famed beer campaign by the company, it was announced on Wednesday. But not to worry, we are going to be introduced to another "interesting man."

Greek professionals stage 'necktie protest' over pensions

Atenas - More than 6,000 Greek white-collar professionals including doctors, lawyers and engineers protested in Athens on Thursday, waving their neckties as they marched against proposed pension reforms required by the country's creditors.

Boxing: Top 5 world champions who may retire in 2016

At least five elite boxing champions are expected to join a shortlist of retirees from the sport in 2016 after enjoying their reign and making tons of money during their professional careers.

Greek PM seeks 'national dialogue' on retirement reforms

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday called for dialogue with the country's top powers on retirement reforms days after the ruling coalition was weakened by a dwindling majority.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather won't retire after Sept.12 fight

Floyd Mayweather's earlier announcement saying he will retire after completing his $200 million six-fight contract with CBS/Showtime on Sept. 12, hasn't changed according to Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

Op-Ed: Mayweather may go for 50-0 if he wins on Sept. 12

On Sept.12, 2015, Floyd Mayweather will try to accomplish two significant milestones in his boxing career. But first, he has to win against his opponent (TBA) to meet his ultimate goal of breaking a historic record.

Op-Ed: 'Retiring early may hurt you' says advisor. 'Know the options' Special

Sonoma - With the baby boomer generation now moving along into retirement, financial advisors like Daren Blonski are trying to get word out that baby-boomers need to understand the complexities of retirement in today's society.

Zimbabwe opposition party calls for Mugabe's retirement

Harare - When 91-year-old Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe gave a Sunday speech at the Kutama Centenary Celebrations in Zvimba, opposition leaders seized the moment, hoping to push the aging ruler from his throne.

Op-Ed: Ontario Liberals should stay out of our retirement

Toronto - The Ontario Liberal government, led by Premier Kathleen Wynne, continues to purport the notion that the state knows better than you do about how to live your life.

Op-Ed: Fight deal with Mayweather would allow Pacquiao to retire early

A fight deal with unbeaten American champion Floyd Mayweather that binds him to face Manny Pacquiao in the ring early or mid next year would allow the Filipino boxing star to retire in less than a year.

Op-Ed: Retirement is far from over for Manny Pacquiao

For Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, retirement from the sport that he likes best is far from over as he looks forward to more challenging fights after his clash with unbeaten American Chris Algieri on Nov.22 in Macau, China.

Rethinking retirement

More retirees and those nearing retirement are considering a more non-traditional approach to what we commonly view as “retirement.”

Op-Ed: Working after retirement may be the best thing for you

Retirement isn’t just about kicking back and relaxing in your sunset years anymore. Americans are living longer, and many are finding that retirement is really more about finding a second career rather than hanging up their time cards altogether.

Op-Ed: Fill your retirement bucket before you kick the bucket Special

Sonoma - In the second of his "summer school" for financial success talks, financial advisor Daren Blonksi of Edward Jones said, "Think about how you want to fill your bucket of retirement money before you 'kick-the-bucket?' It is important to think about this."

Phil Collins comes out of retirement backed by middle school band

Miami - For the first time since his retirement in 2011, Phil Collins performed a public show — backed by a band of middle school students.

Op-Ed: Is downsizing really a viable option for funding retirement? Special

As convenient as it might be for the rest of society if the retirees gave up their family homes, it may not be the best thing for the individuals involved.

Op-Ed: Should personal pension contributions be made compulsory?

London - The 'pension timebomb' narrative might be getting a bit old [sic], but the problem hasn't gone anywhere. If Osborne's saving-centric budget was intended to send a message, it's that the government can't afford to fund us into retirement.

Op-Ed: Top VA health official resigns but was it really 'under fire'?

The top official for Veterans health care services resigned Friday, in what is being called the result of the growing scandal over alleged delays in care and falsifying of records at veteran's hospitals.

Op-Ed: Pensions — Take the money or run?

Deciding whether an annuity is the right investment has been debated for as long as they've been around, and understanding a few principles can make a vast difference.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao is good for three more fights after Bradley bout

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is good for three more fights including his upcoming rematch with unbeaten Palm Springs star Timothy Bradley on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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