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At the Hospitals: Nov. 29, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dartmouth Cardiologist Will Lead Medical Society Hanover — John R. Butterly, a cardiologist and a professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been elected president of the New Hampshire Medical Society. “It is an honor to represent physicians in the state of New Hampshire,” Butterly said in a news release from Geisel. “I think it’s a very big responsibility both as the society’s spokesperson and as an advocate on behalf of the patient population.” Butterly is the medical director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Global Health Initiative and teaches an undergraduate course on global health …

Money Talk:

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Question: I have savings bonds that have achieved full face value. What should I do? Keep them indefinitely or cash them in to fund my Roth account or what? Am I correct that once they have matured, there’s no more money to be made off them? Answer: You are correct. Once savings bonds have matured and stopped earning interest, they should be redeemed …

Consumer Confidential: UnitedHealth’s ‘Tantrum’ Over Low Profits

Sunday, November 29, 2015

UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest private health insurer, has discovered that sick people tend to go to the doctor. And that means bills to pay. And that’s bad for the company’s bottom line. So UnitedHealth said recently that, because of the “continuing deterioration” of its profits from Obamacare, it may quit offering coverage through the system by 2017. In its next breath, UnitedHealth …

Costco Joins Retailers Saying They Won’t Sell GMO Salmon

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Seattle — Costco has joined the list of retailers who say they will not sell genetically modified salmon after the Food and Drug Administration approved on Thursday the sale of such fish. “Although the FDA has approved the sale of GM salmon, Costco has not sold and does …

Study: Region Doesn’t Need More Natural Gas

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Boston — The New England region does not need additional natural gas pipelines to maintain a reliable flow of energy for the next 15 years, according to a study commissioned by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and released Wednesday. The report concludes that the region will be able …

Marriott to Buy Starwood, Creating the World’s Largest Hotel Company

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Marriott International, the Bethesda, Md.-based hotel behemoth, said Monday it has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a $12.2 billion deal that would create the world’s largest hotel company. The combined hotelier would own or franchise 5,500 properties and be the only company to have more …

Traditional Holiday Ads Move Online

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shortly before Hallmark would have traditionally launched its seasonal commercial heart-warmers, the greeting-card giant made a surprising confession: This year, for the first time ever, it would spend nothing on holiday TV ads. Instead, the struggling keepsakery will go all-digital, spending on cheeky YouTube ads and partnering with …

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Valley Regional Healthcare to Present Community Health Needs Assessment Claremont —Valley Regional Healthcare will present its recently completed community health needs assessment on Tuesday Nov. 17, from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Claremont Community TV Studio. The studio is …

Considering a Tiny Home? Try Before You Buy

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Croydon — Hilary and Shane Lentz were hooked on the idea of a tiny house, but they weren’t sure the reality would be so appealing. Their curiosity led them to the hills of New Hampshire, where a business …

‘Sunday Valley News’ Named Newspaper of the Year

Sunday, November 15, 2015

West Lebanon — The Sunday Valley News was recognized as the 2015 New England Newspaper of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at its annual awards banquet in Natick, Mass., last month. The press association confers the award based on newspaper circulation, with four …

Pizza Hut Joins 3 Other 12A Vacancies

Sunday, November 15, 2015

West Lebanon — When the Pizza Hut in West Lebanon closed it doors suddenly last week, it joined at least three other prime commercial real estate locations along the Route 12A commercial strip that are looking for new …

Sausage-Maker Wins Brat Brawl

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Milwaukee — Two Wisconsin firms have settled their trademark dispute over which one has the right to advertise its signature sausages as backyard bratwurst, on terms favorable to Klement’s Sausage Co. U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller signed off on the agreement last week, barring Johnsonville Sausage LLC from …

Smooth, Sporty and Spacious

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Quick question: What’s your favorite Scion model? Odds are, you’ll probably have to stop and think about it. Since its inception in 2002, Scion has produced a grab bag of models, from the forgettable (xA, xD), to the …