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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 …

APD Making Its Pitch: Public Weighs In on D-H Affiliation Plan

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lebanon — About 20 people showed up for a discussion of the proposed affiliation that would bring Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital into a growing health care system directed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Using an abbreviated version of a slide …

VW CEO Apologizes, Asks for Trust

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Detroit — Volkswagen AG’s smog-test scandal escalated Tuesday as the company acknowledged putting stealth software in millions of vehicles worldwide. The crisis has already cost VW more than $26 billion in market value. The world’s top-selling carmaker now admits that 11 million of its diesel vehicles contain software …

Americans Are Spending More and More on Rental Housing

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Washington — The affordable housing crisis many renters face today in the U.S. feels like a product of this particular moment. The homeownership rate has tumbled since the housing bubble, pushing more and more people into rentals. Thanks to the recession, new construction hasn’t kept pace with population …

As Online Pressures Increase, Merchants Bank Cuts 16 Employees

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

White River Junction — Merchants Bank, the sole remaining statewide bank in Vermont, let go 16 employees last week in a move that reflects how customers are beginning to favor online banking over visits to a local branch. Burlington-based Merchants Bank, like banks everywhere, is seeing a decline …

4 Ways to Improve Your Finances in One Day

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Starting on the path to financial health can be overwhelming. But as you start paying attention to your money management techniques, you’ll notice it’s not the big things as much as it is your small, daily decisions that truly impact your finances — for better or worse. In …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 20, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Geisel Receives $5 million Grant to Study Motivation and Behavior Change Hanover — The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine has received a $5 million Common Fund grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project they hope will lead to …

Security Tool Takes Pictures Of Those Trying to Hack You

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Have you ever gotten an email warning that someone is trying to hack into your account and wondered: Who is doing this to me? A password manager called LogMeOnce now gives you the option to take a picture of whomever is trying to access the accounts you’ve registered …

Banks Testing New Tech To Speed Up Transactions

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Banks are experimenting with a tool that could shorten your wait times in the teller line or at the ATM: your smartphone. The technology, called “pre-staging,” would let you start a transaction on your phone and complete it at a teller line or an ATM. “It’s one of …

Business Notes: Sept. 20, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Perry’s Oil Service, the long-time Main Street fuel oil, propane and appliance company which has been part of Bradford for 79 years, has been acquired by Osterman Propane LLC, a Massachusetts-based propane fuel distributor. Paul Perry, a principal in Perry’s Oil, confirmed the sale but …

Money Talk: ID Theft by Parents Not Uncommon

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Question: I have been dating my boyfriend for about eight months and he recently told me that his dad took out a credit card in his name when he was a baby. He has about $150,000 in debt because of this! This is a very serious, life-changing crime …