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The longer route: Letter carrier, 72, among growing number in U.S. working well past 65 | The Washington Post

By Tom Moroney

Retirement is rarely the discrete here’s-your-gold-watch event it once was. With pensions ever more scarce, millions face perpetual employment.

“It’s becoming the norm,” says Kevin Cahill, research economist at Boston College’s Sloan Center on Aging and Work.

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