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  • Emanuel teams with soft-drink giants to combat obesity

    Emanuel teams with soft-drink giants to combat obesity
    New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Harvard Pilgrim Wants To Compete In Connecticut's Health Insurance Market

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. wants to break into the Connecticut health insurance market, taking on five large health-insurers that dominate the market, which is home turf for four of them — Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in...
  • Good news for entrepreneurs: Angel investments swell in dollars and deals last year, says study

    Good news for entrepreneurs: Angel investments swell in dollars and deals last year, says study
    Angel investors are quite often the wind beneath the wings of eager early-stage entrepreneurs. They are a hearty bunch who like to be close to the action and the buzz of a hot new idea, a blazing new startup, an inspired entrepreneur. They also take...
  • Financier Delaney running as outsider in 6th District

    Financier Delaney running as outsider in 6th District
    Banker John Delaney knew that Maryland's ruling Democrats had someone else in mind to become the state's next 6th District congressman. But the 48-year-old multimillionaire from Potomac jumped into the race anyway. And despite early missteps, Delaney's...
  • Avon-based Magellan Health Services To Have A New CEO Starting Jan. 1

    Magellan Health Services Inc. will have a new chief executive at the start of the year as current CEO René Lerer steps down to become a full-time executive chairman. The change is part of a transition to take place over several years. Barry M. Smith will...
  • Malpractice awards should be capped

    The recent article about the large amount of settlements in malpractice claims reveals the inequities in the medical system and how the trial lawyers continue to be getting favorable treatment while the actual delivery of medical care is controlled ("...
  • Cigna completes purchase of HealthSpring Inc.

    Connecticut-based Cigna Corp. said Tuesday that it has closed on its $3.8 billion acquisition of HealthSpring Inc., a health care company that specializes in the Medicare Advantage market. HealthSpring bought Baltimore-based Bravo Health last year for...
  • Skaggs hospital seeks partner, could be sold to larger health care company

    Skaggs hospital seeks partner, could be sold to larger health care company
    BRANSON, Mo. -- The Skaggs Regional Medical Center board signaled Tuesday that it might be willing to sell its hospital and related enterprises to a larger health care company.  The company issued a news release and held a news conference. Skaggs...
  • Labor Day holds special meaning for the nation's veterans

    For more than 100 years, the first Monday in September — Labor Day — has included parades, picnics and most importantly, a day off from work. Labor Day differs from every other holiday in that it does not honor a specific person, group, or...
  • Winners In The Health Care Sector: Helping Workers Adapt

    Health care has remained a bright spot in a sluggish job market, thanks in part to an aging population as well as health care reform measures that require new technologies, training and education. Connecticut health-related companies are marching...