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As the economy lags, more older workers decide to go it alone

NEW YORK — Calling the shots isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. But for people over 50, it’s become a more popular choice.

Tony Uzzi knows about that. At 52, after 30 years in traditional jobs, he accepted a buyout from a pharmaceutical company and went into business for himself. Now, instead of having a predictable schedule as a salesman, he has work that can interrupt just about anything — even dinners out.

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