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Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

CHICAGO — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.

There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning.

Caregivers ‘glue’ holding health system together, but need more support: report

TORONTO — They come from all walks of life, young and old: millions of Canadians who are unpaid caregivers for aging parents, children with a disability or a sibling with a chronic illness. Yet a survey reveals many are struggling, often in isolation, trying to fulfil a critical role with not enough support from the health-care system.

Kid ride-ons explode with cars, tractors, monster trucks

NEW YORK — Mercedes or Mustang? John Deere or Jeep? Electric ride-ons for kids are busting out all over this holiday season.

Target will add nearly a quarter-million square feet of new space for toys across more than 500 stores. Some of that real estate will show off a broad selection of ride-ons and other large toys.