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FILE - In this March 24, 2002 file photo, John Nash, left, and his wife Alicia, arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject, Wife Die

Monday, May 25, 2015

Trenton, n.j. — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics. Nash had read the classic Men of Mathematics by E.T. Bell by the time he was in high school. He planned to follow in his father’s footsteps and studied for three years at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh — …

Financial Advisers Don’t Care About Millennials, and Vice Versa

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The investment industry has an age discrimination problem, and millennials and Generation X are bearing the brunt of it. Only 30 percent of financial advisers are actively looking for clients under age 40, according to a survey of 500 advisers by the research firm Corporate Insight. Advisers prefer older clients for a simple reason: Most advisers get paid based on a percentage of …

Woes of Password Protection

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pittsburgh — High on the White House’s hit list: The series of letters, numbers and symbols you type in when you access everything from your bank account to your Netflix list. “Kill the password dead as a primary security measure,” urged Michael Daniel, the president’s cybersecurity coordinator, at the International Conference on Cyber Engagement, held recently at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. As …

Consumer Confidential: Know Your Rights When Dealing With a Funeral Home

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Undercover investigators visited 11 California funeral homes last year to make sure prices charged to grieving families were disclosed upfront, as required by federal law. Nearly two-thirds flunked the test. This was an eye-opening finding for Bob Achermann, executive director of the California Funeral Directors Association. “More than …

‘A Fascinating Story of Engineering’: Salvaging a Piece of Claremont’s Agricultural History

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Claremont — Long before it was an eyesore and safety hazard, the abandoned four-story wooden structure with a cupola on top at 157 Pleasant St. was a sophisticated mechanized grain mill operation at a time when farms and …

Startups Want in on Drone Industry

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Miami — Step inside Animusoft’s offices, and you’ll see drones everywhere — large ones, little ones, drones that inspect, drones that pick fruit, and a few just for fun. Some are half-built; 3-D printers are working 24/7 to …

Chase Debit Cards To Be Reissued With Microchips

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Chase officially said last week it plans to reissue all its debit cards to include embedded microchips aimed at helping to reduce fraud. The Chicago Tribune first reported the move last month. Such technology is prevalent in many other countries and is expected to become the …

Money Talk: Tips for Finding a Financial Adviser

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Question: We recently inherited some money. We’ve never had much. We want to invest our inheritance for our kids’ college education. We asked around to find investment firms that people have had a good experience with. But how do we know they are honest and make sound investment …

Bird Flu Increases ‘Breaker Egg’ Price

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Joe Greco, who’s been churning out cookies and cakes for 27 years, usually uses about 600 pounds of liquid eggs a week at his bakery near Chicago. Now, his freezer has seven times that amount because Greco worries that record prices are about to go even …

The Modernizing of a Classic

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The 50th anniversary Ford Mustang GT is a fastback — and a throwback. It’s an homage to Ford’s glory days, when gas was cheap and custom pony cars dueled at the drag strip with Corvettes, Camaros and GTOs. …

Business Notes: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Newport — Lake Sunapee Bank joined three other New Hampshire businesses as a winner of a 2015 Business in the Arts Award from the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its …

People in Business: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Service Credit Union has announced the following promotions at its Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center office: Fran Blodgett, of Sharon, has been promoted from assistant branch manager to branch manager. Blodgett has been with Service Credit Union for more than 16 years. Martha Clarke, of Hartland, has been promoted from …

Union Files Complaint Against Co-op

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hanover — A Massachusetts-based union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, alleging management at the Co-op impeded workers’ efforts to unionize. The complaint says that “on about May 6, 2015,” management at the Hanover Co-op Food Store on …