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Getting Started
Entrepreneurs ages 55 to 64 launched 21 percent of new U.S. businesses in 2011.
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Holding Your Own
Sixteen percect of homebuyers nationwide are single women, with a median age of 48.
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Making the Rules
At 65, Hawaii Democrat Mazie Hirono is the oldest female member of this year's freshman class in the Senate.
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Hitting the Books
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about four million people 35 and over will be enrolled at colleges and universities by 2015.
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Off and Running
Nearly 1,500 women 50 and over ran in the 2012 Boston Marathon—16 percent of all female participants.

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