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Social Security Q&A: Does SSI Have a Format for the Blind?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Question : I have a relative who gets Supplemental Security Income for a disability. She is now legally blind and wants to receive information from Social Security in an alternative format. How do I help her? Answer: Social Security is dedicated to providing vital information in the most effective way for every individual. There are several ways to receive information from Social Security if you are blind or have a …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Names CEO New London — James “Jim” Culhane, of Henniker, N.H., has been named president and CEO of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. An open house in March will feature a “meet and greet” with Culhane. Culhane has more than 12 years of relevant health and …

Tax-Saving Tips for Generation Y

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Many young taxpayers miss out on tax-saving opportunities because they just aren’t aware of them. Here are some tax credits and deductions these folks shouldn’t overlook. Student Loan Interest Deduction Education borrowing is a big concern for many millennials. But, if you carry such debt, you might be eligible for the student loan interest deduction. Whether you itemize or not, you can deduct …

GM Stops Selling Some SUVs Due to Tire Recall

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Detroit — General Motors has told dealers to stop selling almost 6,300 of its 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave utility vehicles because of problems with tires that are part of a pending recall by Goodyear. Goodyear plans to recall 48,500 tires of which about 32,100 …

Lang McLaughry Real Estate Merges With Sotheby’s Firm

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Three prominent Northern New England real estate agencies have merged and affiliated with Sotheby’s International Reality in a move designed to extend the reach of their Vermont and New Hampshire residential listings to a national and global market. The principals of Lang McLaughry Real Estate and Four Seasons …

Money Talk: Good Savers Need to Build Credit

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Question: My wife and I are young (25 and 22). We owe no one money and have built up an emergency fund with six months of expenses. We both contribute enough to our 401(k)s to get the maximum match, and I contribute the maximum to my company’s stock …

Casting About for an Idea: Enfield Couple Lured to Start Custom Fishing Rod Business

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Enfield — A couple of years ago, on a fishing trip in Florida, Erica Faughnan and Jason Bosse saw their future ripple out in front of them. The Enfield couple were casting for redfish in the Gulf of …

How They Make It

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The first fishing rod Jason Bosse and Erica Faughnan made took more than five hours. Now the couple, who design and build custom-made fishing rods out of their historic 1804 Enfield home across the street from Mascoma Lake, can build one in five hours — although it can …

Winners and Losers of a Strong Dollar

Sunday, January 25, 2015

It’s a really good time to own wads of crisp, green American cash. As President Obama boasted during his State of the Union address last week, the U.S. economy is back. The job market is growing at a pace unseen in 15 years. The unemployment rate is lower …

A Test for Obama, New Saudi Leader

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washington — In the late 1980s, a U.S. diplomat in Riyadh went to ask a small favor from then-Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, who replied: A friend who doesn’t help you is no better than an enemy …

Unfulfilled Promise of the Crock-Pot

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Seventy-five years ago, an inventor named Irving Nachumsohn received a patent for the first commercially successful electric slow cooker. A few decades later, his device was more than just a beloved accessory in millions of American kitchens. The …

Economy Hopes Raised After Euro Stimulus

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Davos, Switzerland — The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week’s big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday. In a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, …

Car Makers Fake Engine Noises to Dupe Drivers

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and you’ll hear a meaty, throaty rumble — the same style roar that Americans have associated with auto power and performance for decades. It’s a sham. The engine growl in some of America’s best-selling cars and trucks …