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Americans are dying younger, saving corporations billions

This shift in mortality trend will affect both corporate pensions and Social Security, say analysts

There's no simple answer for why longevity gains are slowing. For years, economists and public health experts have been trying to ascertain what's behind America's troubling death trends.


STEADY improvements in American life expectancy have stalled, and more Americans are dying at younger ages. But for companies straining under the burden of their pension obligations, the distressing trend could have a grim upside: If people don't end up living as long as they...

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