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APD Works to Revaccinate Children After Mishandling Doses

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lebanon — Upper Valley parents and health care providers continue to respond to the refrigeration lapses that compromised vaccines and prompted a revaccination program for more than 800 young patients at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. The vaccine problems were announced in letters to parents of children who had received care at the hospital’s Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care. The letters, which were sent out Jan. 11, disclosed …

Twitter Shares Tumble

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

San Francisco — The recent negativity shown toward many Internet companies hit Twitter hard Monday, as the social-media leader’s stock price fell to its lowest level ever ahead of its upcoming quarterly earnings report. Shortly after trading began, Twitter shares fell more than 5 percent, to $14.87, hitting their lowest point since the company went public in November 2013. The losses added to …

Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, which sponsors 47 such programs, and of the hospital’s training program in surgery. The actions by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education upgraded the ratings of the hospital and its third largest …

YouTube Entering Paid Content Area

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Could it soon be time to YouTube and chill? The world’s biggest online video platform will officially crack into the paid original content business next week when it premieres the first four titles produced for its new subscription service, YouTube Red, the company said last week. Included in …

Top Chefs to Help Schwan Update Menu

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Minneapolis — The Schwan Food Co. is putting a little top chef swagger into its signature foodstuffs. The company, best known for delivering frozen meals to consumers’ doorsteps, has assembled a team it calls the “future stars of …

Student Who Rented Dorm On Airbnb Faces Punishment

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Boston — College students have always come up with creative ways to pay tuition. They’ve been known to live off ramen noodles, and more recently, the loan-burdened but intrepid have tried crowdfunding their education. No wonder, then, that a sophomore at Emerson College recently attempted to get back …

Single-Cup Coffee Trend May Be Over

Sunday, February 7, 2016

America’s favorite coffee trend is finally coming to an end Several years ago, coffee pods seemed invincible. Sales of the single-serve cups were skyrocketing, more than tripling in the United States between 2011 and 2013 alone. Sales of …

A New Twist on Doctor House Calls

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Diego — The doctor will see you now. But not where you think. Thanks to on-demand health care app Heal, your next doctor’s visit could take place on your turf — home, office, hotel, even coffee shop …

Off-Road Looks, On-Road Agility

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Since its rebirth in 1998, the Volkswagen Beetle has been the subject of a key question for those possessing a Y chromosome: Are you man enough to drive one? Its Hello Kitty styling is a bit emasculating. This …

Hartford, Woodstock Chambers Issue Awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The chambers of commerce in Hartford and Woodstock last week issued their annual awards to recognize the individuals and businesses that work to support their towns. At its annual meeting on Wednesday, held at the Tip Top Cafe …

People in Business: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hal Sheeler, of Lebanon, a Realtor with Century 21 Energy Shield Realty, has been recognized by U.S. Medical Specialties Inc., an international health care consulting firm, as “MD Preferred” for his service to physicians. MD Preferred Services, an …

Stocks Lose Ground As Jobs Report Disappoints Market

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New York — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and shares of LinkedIn had …

What Unites Congress? Scorn For Shkreli

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Washington — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill last week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed. But the gridlocked …