Financial history doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes. You can't be stupid enough to trade off anything I say.... I'm lucky they let me out of the straight-jacket long enough to trade.

J. P. Morgan

"Sell down to your sleeping point"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The 60-plus set can't afford to retire

Seventy-two percent of workers over the age of 60 who are putting off retirement are doing so because they can't afford it, according to a survey by, a career resources website.

The results from the survey indicate more pessimism than in 2008, when about 60% of retirement-aged workers blamed the economy for delaying retirement.

Schools in England 'have 793,000 empty places
This comes as the Conservatives are proposing more parental choice by creating an additional 220,000 school places

A Labour spokesman says that adding an extra 220,000 places would mean paying for more than one million surplus places in the school system.

According to figures compiled by the group from media reports and wildlife authorities, captive elephants have killed 212 people - the majority of them mahouts - in the past 12 years in Kerala.

The group also reckons more than 1,000 elephants have died "due to torture" during the same period

Wildlife authorities have warned that "fatal mishaps in public places at an alarming [rate have] become a threat to public life".

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