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The notary agent with a front-row seat to the economy's ups and downs

Feb 6, 2020
In good times and bad, says Violet O'Brien, "there's always going to be a need for paperwork."
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Pedaling around the trade war

Jan 27, 2020
Securing tariff exemption changed day-to-day business at State Bicycle Co.
Mehdi Farsi, co-founder of State Bicycle Co. in Tempe, Arizona.
Jeff Olsen

Tackling the unpredictable gig work of Broadway

Jan 13, 2020
Stagehand John Hatch has been underemployed for more than eight months.
Hatch and a coworker at the 2017 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. He was then working on CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
Courtesy John Hatch

The part-time security guard who just turned 80

Jan 1, 2020
Dan Hartman became a security guard when disaster struck West Virginia. Now he’s the oldest guard in the company.
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Finding joy after retirement, working at a vineyard

Dec 31, 2019
For Chip Hunter, the instinct to work can’t be kicked.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in Amissville, Virginia.
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Figuring out how to spend free time after retiring from nursing

Dec 30, 2019
After a busy life as a registered nurse, Patricia Carney is taking time for herself.
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Seaweed sellers worry about tariffs, too

Dec 26, 2019
Fiona Houston co-founded Mara Seaweed five years ago. The company is expanding, but tariffs and geopolitics have been concerning.
Fiona Houston, co-founder of Mara Seaweed, harvesting off the Scottish coast.
Angus Bremner

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How the woman who helped design Yoda's voice is spending her retirement

Dec 20, 2019
Joanne D’Antonio now teaches seniors how to navigate LA's public transit system.
Joanne D'Antonio (left) working on "Empire Strikes Back" with Director Irvin Kershner and Frank Oz, on Dec. 24th, 1979.

Finding meaningful work at home after working around the world

Dec 19, 2019
Marydean Purves brought her international work experience into a new realm.
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Preparing for retirement, one Google search at a time

Dec 17, 2019
"I'm realizing I don't even know what I don't know," said Janet Johnson, 63.
Janet Johnson and her husband, Duane Esarey.
Photo courtesy of Janet Johnson