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  • Corporate boards a haven for the over-50 crowd

    Corporate boards a haven for the over-50 crowd
    These are tough times in the U.S. for workers older than 50. Buffeted by the Great Recession and big technological changes, many have been thrown out of the workforce and are finding it hard to get back in. They are the "new unemployables," Boston College researchers declared a couple of years ago.
  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges. Mr. Gordon, 95, died Tuesday in Boston after a...

    Melvin Gordon dies at 95; longtime Tootsie Roll CEO

    Melvin Gordon dies at 95; longtime Tootsie Roll CEO
    Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, the company announced. He was 95. Gordon was chairman and CEO of the Chicago-based confectioner for 53 years, overseeing the...

    Tootsie Roll chief Melvin Gordon dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Tootsie Roll Industries' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Melvin Gordon has died, according to a statement from the company's public relations firm. He was 95. Gordon ran the South Side maker of Tootsie Roll, Junior Mints, SugarBabies and Dots for...

    Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95

     Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years and held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Gordon, 95, died...