Retirees have protested in two Chinese cities over fears that the authorities will dip into their personal health savings accounts to cover public budget shortfalls.
The highest inflation since the 1980s has many retirees scared. Their retirement nest eggs will be in peril if it persists over the long term.
The Labor Department says the U.S. added just 194,000 jobs last month, even lower than the lackluster showing in August. The unemployment rate fell to 4.8%.
To stop COVID-19, retired doctors are signing up to take clinical shifts. Specialists, including dentists, could move to front line care. And med students are fielding calls in overwhelmed clinics.
Marilyn Geewax, who recently retired as an NPR business editor, returned to Ohio for her class's 45th reunion. The visit showed how things changed dramatically for retirees in just one generation.