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  • Twinkies hope? Hostess puts off liquidation, agrees to mediation

    Twinkies hope? Hostess puts off liquidation, agrees to mediation
    There may be hope for Twinkies after all: Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union agreed to a mediation that will forestall the company’s planned liquidation for the time being. At a bankruptcy court hearing Monday in New York, 82-year-old...
  • A Q&A on the proposed dock fees

    With the City Council poised to vote Tuesday on another round of fee increases for use of the harbor's public tidelands, a group opposing the increases, Stop the Dock Tax, has threatened to boycott Newport's Christmas Boat Parade, an annual tradition that...
  • SS&C More Than Doubles Operating Income For Second Quarter

    SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. of Windsor more than doubled its operating income for the three-month period ending June 30 compared with the same period last year. Net income was $26.1 million, or 32 cents per share, for the second quarter compared...
  • Stopping banks from sharing your data. Good luck with that

    Stopping banks from sharing your data. Good luck with that
    Donna keeps her money with Bank of America. She also receives a lot of solicitations from lenders and other financial companies. Donna wants to know if BofA is sharing her personal information with others and, if so, what she can do to stop it. Data...
  • A new plan for birth control coverage

    The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
  • Association board wants to terminate law firm, management company

    Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for...
  • Underwriter Finds Productive Niche

    Underwriter Finds Productive Niche
    Karen O'Brien likes her job as a senior client administrator at Medical Risk Managers Inc., a big player in the medical stop-loss insurance business. Beyond the pay, the camaraderie with co-workers and perks, O'Brien feels appreciated. "I came from a...
  • Video poker protections questioned

     Video poker protections questioned
    Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars. And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
  • Know the facts about health savings accounts

    As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign up for a high-deductible health insurance policy paired with a health savings account. An HSA gives you a triple tax break: Your contributions are...
  • Most homeowner's insurance policies would not cover damage from fracking

    Q: I've not seen fracking addressed in your column but I understand that doesn't mean you haven't! Most homeowners do not know their home insurance does not cover fracking, even if they have earthquake coverage, because it would be "man-made" earthquake/...
  • Federal lawsuit alleges kickbacks at Northrop real estate firm

    Federal lawsuit alleges kickbacks at Northrop real estate firm
    A Howard County couple is suing one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the state and a Columbia title company for more than $11 million, alleging that the firms had financial ties that violated federal law. The case is a proposed class...