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High Court Won’t Take Overturned Insider Trader Conviction

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Washington — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t hear the Obama administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling that made it tougher to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information. The justices let stand a decision by the federal appeals court in New York last year that threw out insider trading convictions of two high-profile hedge fund managers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions …

Social Security Q&A: What Do I Report if I Get SSI Payments?

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Question : What do I need to report to Social Security if I get Supplemental Security Income payments? Answer: You need to report any changes that may affect your payment amount. This includes changes in your income or resources. You must report changes of address, changes in your living arrangements and changes in your earned and unearned income. To learn more about SSI, …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

VNA Hospice Medical Director Receives Board Certification New London — Dr. Kristi Saunders, hospice medical director for Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, has earned board certification through the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. To earn the hospice medical directors certification, physicians must pass a rigorous exam designed for those with …

Money Talk: Helping Millennial Workers Start Saving

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Question: We have 90 employees, many of them millennials, and only about 30 percent take advantage of our retirement plan. What resources and advice can I use to get our employees to take control of their retirement future? Answer: The youngest generation of adults and near-adults vividly remembers …

Consumer Confidential: Airlines Don’t Do Much to Protect Their Customers’ Personal Information

Sunday, September 27, 2015

If someone says “sharing economy,” you probably think Uber or Airbnb. You should think instead about your privacy. Do something online and your personal information will be shared with other businesses itching to spam you with marketing pitches. It’s a practice common to almost all industries. The problem …

People in Business: Sept. 27, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hanover residents Richard Couch, co-founder and chairman of the board of Hypertherm, and Barbara Couch, former Hypertherm vice president, will receive Lifetime Achievement awards from the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association at the organization’s 102nd annual dinner and awards celebration on Oct. 28 at the Radisson in …

Schedule Rules Prove Difficult to Implement

Sunday, September 27, 2015

San Francisco — San Francisco, the country’s premier laboratory for new Internet services, is also used to innovating in municipal regulation. But in its latest experiment, it’s starting to find that legislating good corporate behavior isn’t as easy as pressing a button on your smartphone. In July, the …

A Historically Good Time To Take Out Loan

Sunday, September 27, 2015

This is the best time to borrow money in recorded history. That’s right: Interest rates are lower today than they were when FDR or Napoleon or Henry VIII or Genghis Khan or Charlemagne or Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great or even Hammurabi were around. Or, if you …

Pitching River Park: Developer Makes His Case for West Lebanon Life-Sciences Research Center

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hanover — High-tech entrepreneurs tend to cluster in locations where there is a large supply of highly educated scientists and researchers: Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, Cambridge, Mass., and Silicon Valley in California. Those places have among …

U.S.-China: First Step on Cybertheft

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Washington — China’s pledge to help crack down on hackers who steal commercial secrets from the United States, even coming as it did amid a bit of arm-twisting by President Obama, is a big breakthrough that could reduce U.S.-China tensions and end huge losses for American companies. Analysts …

Judge Rules for D-H In Discrimination Suit

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lebanon — A federal judge has ended a lawsuit by a former Dartmouth-Hitchcock resident who suffered from insomnia and alleged that D-H, which fired her in 2010, discriminated against her because of her disability and because she is African-American. Judge Steven McAuliffe of the U.S. District Court in …

Uproar Puts Drug Pricing in Spotlight

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Martin Shkreli is health care’s Gordon Gekko, its wolf of Wall Street, the symbol of all that makes people uneasy about an industry that seeks to make money by selling treatments while vowing to care only about the well-being of vulnerable patients. For days, a seething social media …

Chinese President: No Progress ‘Without Reform’

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Seattle — Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, billionaire investor Warren Buffett and other top American and Chinese business leaders Wednesday, vowing that his country would work to remove barriers to foreign investment and improve intellectual property protections. Xi’s conference with the business leaders in …