Business

Social Security Q&A: How to Save and Return to Disability Form Online

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Question: I’m getting ready to start filling out my disability benefits application online, but I’m concerned I will need to stop before I can finish it. Can I stop before completing the application and come back to finish it later? If so, how do I return to my online application to finish it when I have all the information I need? Answer: Applying for disability is a multi-step process that …

At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction — Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson was named 2014 police chief of the year, and Jason Brown was named Small Facility Police Officer of the Year. Steven Bethel received the …

People in Business: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Guy Alderdice Jr., of Windsor, has joined the West Windsor office of The Vermont Agency, whose primary carrier is National Life Insurance Co. of Montpelier. Alderdice has 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Equity Services Inc. He graduated from Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, Vt., and earned a …

Planting the Seeds of Partnership

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — With mucky fields peeking out from under the fast-melting snow, it won’t be long before this year’s crops start sprouting up across the Upper Valley. And as hunger for local food grows, an event last week …

The Life of a Resident Doctor

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — During Kevin Koo’s hardest day as a resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, he sat in a conference room with the family of a critically ill patient as they debated which, if any, invasive medical steps should …

Brain Waves Mined for Design of Vehicles Like Ford Gt

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Detroit — Ford is adding data and the measurement of brain wave functions to its palette for improving the interior design of future vehicles from the Focus to the GT supercar. The exterior of a vehicle is what …

FCC Chairman: Opposition to Net Neutrality Is About Power

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Washington — The nation’s biggest broadband providers oppose tough net neutrality regulations because they want “unfettered power” over the Internet, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the “avalanche of arguments” against regulations designed to ensure the free flow of online …

McDonald’s Labor Hearings Begin Monday

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The first round of hearings over alleged labor law violations by McDonald’s and its franchisees begins Monday in New York. The hearings, at the regional offices of the National Labor Relations Board, are the second phase of a union-backed campaign aimed at bringing McDonald’s to the negotiating table …

Development Group Names New Leader

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — The Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. has reached out to well-known Upper Valley commercial real estate executive Bob Haynes to succeed its outgoing executive director, Joan Goldstein, at the White River Junction-based regional development …

Suits Allege D-H Failure to Accommodate

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Some recent lawsuits have alleged that Dartmouth-Hitchcock failed to provide proper accommodations for residents with disabilities that included amnesia, lupus and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and illegally dismissed them from the program. In April 2014, after a four-day jury trial, Judge William Sessions of the U.S. District Court …

Business Notes: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, the nonprofit business leader training program run by Vital Communities, is recruiting established and emerging leaders for its Class of 2016. The deadline to apply is June 1. Leadership Upper Valley provides networking, learning and service opportunities with community members and …

Money Talk: Advice for Supporting Challenged Son

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Question: My son, who is almost 50, is mentally and emotionally challenged. He has been unemployed and homeless for years. Although not a criminal, he’s been in jail a few times because of his explosive, combative nature. There seems to be no help for him in the state …

Consumer Confidential: Credit Card Issuers Shouldn’t Bully Customers Into Arbitration Clauses

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Credit card companies say you can’t sue them and you can’t join other customers in suing them, and if you don’t like it, tough. Federal regulators finally have reached the obvious conclusion: That’s not fair. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a study showing that so-called arbitration …