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Apple Denies Breach in Photo Flap

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cupertino, Calif. — Apple said Tuesday that its cloud-based system for storing users’ content was not at fault for a widely publicized theft of celebrities’ personal photos, based on a preliminary investigation. The world’s most valuable company said in a media advisory Tuesday morning that it had been investigating the theft of nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities for 40 hours and found that the users’ individual …

North Pomfret Farm Family’s Two Sons Return for the Summer to Help Make the Cheese

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Pomfret — Between haying, cheesemaking and the myriad chores required of a dairy farmer, warm weather days at Thistle Hill, an organic farm in North Pomfret, are packed full. Luckily, owners Janine and John Putnam have some experienced help. The couple raised their four children, all now grown up, on the hilly …

Social Security Q&A: What Information Do I Need to Apply for SSI?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Question: What information do I need to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Answer: Here are some of the things you will be ask for when you apply for SSI. Even if you do not have all of the things listed below, apply anyway. The people in the Social Security office can help you. But keep in mind that the more information you …

Farming on a Smaller Scale

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ithaca, n.y. — A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming. The Groundswell Center for Local …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Timothy Martin, of Quechee, was recently appointed administrator of The Woodlands. The Woodlands is a 66-unit independent living facility on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. It is part of …

Restaurants Try Pay-in-Advance Tickets

Sunday, August 24, 2014

San Francisco — With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for their meal in advance using an online ticketing system similar to what’s used for sporting …

Web Retailers Turn to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Sunday, August 24, 2014

When online jewelry shop BaubleBar opened a brick-and-mortar outpost in Manhattan, the retailer quickly realized just how different its in-store shoppers are from its Web customers. Shoppers suddenly paid more attention to un-flashy pieces often overlooked online. More women bought multiple necklaces that could be worn together. And …

Satellite TV Vies For Political Cash With Custom Ads

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars. For the first time, satellite broadcasters will be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3 billion this year. They’ve historically been shut …

Only the Rich Feel Wage Gains

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Washington — Call it the no-raises recovery: Five years of economic expansion have done almost nothing to boost paychecks for typical American workers while the rich have gotten richer. Meager improvements since 2009 have barely kept up with a similarly tepid pace of inflation, raising the real value …

No Sharing Photographs, Please

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New York — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, …

Canada Having Second Thoughts About Buying F-35

Sunday, August 24, 2014

O Canada, land of “peace, order and good government.” Land of compromise and polite politics. Land of turmoil over whether to buy the F-35. As in the United States, the fighter plane has become a rancorous political issue. …

McDonald’s Tries to Change Its Food Image

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New York — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley. Slow-cooked beef was …

Money Talk: When the In-Laws Can’t Pay Their Mortgage

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Question: My in-laws just informed us that they have gone through their retirement fund and soon won’t be able to pay their mortgage. They borrowed against the house they’ve lived in for 30 years and currently owe $325,000. They are devastated, so I am trying to figure out …