Retirement unlikely for some blue-collar Americans

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Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 3:47 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid - it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.

Now, at 53, with business in a slump and little money in savings, he's pessimistic about his chances of retiring.

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