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(Bloomberg) – After a year of early-morning Zoom calls, the specter of a deadly virus and soaring stock and real estate values, working American baby boomers who can afford it plan to get out while the getting's good. About 2.7 million Americans age 55 or older are contemplating retirement years earlier than they'd imagined because of the pandemic, government data show.

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