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The New Old Age: Many Americans Try Retirement, Then Change Their Minds

Supported by Health Many Americans Try Retirement, Then Change Their Minds Photo Sue Ellen King returned to work at UF Health in Jacksonville, Fla., after retiring in 2015. Credit Charlotte Kesl for The New York Times Sue Ellen King had circled her retirement date on the calendar: March 8, 2015.
She had worked as a critical care nurse and nursing educator at University of Florida Health (UF Health) in Jacksonville, Fla., for 38 years; co-workers joked that she was there when the hospital’s foundation was laid, which happened to be true. So the send-offs went on for days — parties in the units where she had worked, a dinner in her honor, gifts including a framed photo signed by colleagues.
Ms. King felt ready. She’d turned 66, her full Social Security retirement age. She’d invested fully in the hospital’s 401(k) plan and consulted with a financial adviser. She and her husband, who had already retired, had paid off the mortgage on their three-bedroom ranch. They took a week’s trip t..

Trump Heralds a New Trade Deal, Then Says He Might Delay It

Supported by Politics Trump Heralds a New Trade Deal, Then Says He Might Delay It Photo “We’ll probably hold that deal up for a little while,” President Trump said Thursday of a new South Korea trade agreement, “see how it all plays out.” Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times RICHFIELD, Ohio — President Trump heralded a new trade agreement with South Korea at his first public appearance in nearly a week on Thursday, but then immediately suggested that he might delay finalizing it while negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program.
“I may hold it up until after a deal is made with North Korea,” Mr. Trump said, immediately after celebrating the new agreement. “Does everybody understand that? You know why, right? You know why? Because it’s a very strong card.”
He added, “We’ll probably hold that deal up for a little while, see how it all plays out.”
It was unclear what leverage Mr. Trump believed he could gain in the North Korea talks by delaying the deal with the South. The..

UK would slash gender pay gap 21% if lowest-paid work split evenly between men and women, research finds

Too much attention has been paid to top earners, ignoring the fact that women disproportionately work in lowest-paid sectors, says Resolution Foundation
The UK would cut its gender pay gap by more than a fifth if the lowest-paid jobs were evenly distributed among men and women, according to new analysis.
A slew of large firms have published their gender pay gap figures in the run-up to the 4 April deadline for reporting, but much of the focus has been on the gulf between the highest-paid men and women.
The Resolution Foundation described these gaps as “indefensible” but said the fact that women a far more likely to work in low-paid sectors and jobs is a key driver of the gender pay gap and should be given more attention.
Read more British business 'drinking in last chance saloon' over gender pay gap More than a fifth of all female workers are low paid compared to just 14 per cent of men, the think tank said. Low paid is defined as earning less than two-thirds of the t..