How Older Workers Can Lighten the Load

A new program at Abbott Labs gives those 55+ but not yet able to retire a chance to extend their working years at peak pay

Annis Fuller thought she had everything in place to retire this past June. But when the Abbott Laboratories (ABT) accountant and her husband, who manages construction projects for the company, met with their financial planner last December, the news wasn't good. Retiring early as they'd always dreamed—they are both 57—was going to be much more difficult with a cratering stock market and an economy in crisis.

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