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  • Estate planning week

    It's National Estate Planning Week, which means it's time for me to nudge you to "do estate planning". I received great feedback when I published estate planning advice last year, soon after my father died. A year later, I have fine-tuned a few things,...
  • With Rowland's Conviction, Attention Turns To Radio Station Where He Worked

    With Rowland's Conviction, Attention Turns To Radio Station Where He Worked
    With former Gov. John G. Rowland in legal limbo, stuck between conviction in September on campaign fraud charges and a January sentencing date, interest has shifted to his last employer, local radio powerhouse WTIC-AM, where license renewal has been...
  • Comparing and choosing coverage

    Comparing and choosing coverage
    Open enrollment for 2015 is underway. And these charts can help you compare the premiums, deductibles and drug coverage offered in your community by private insurers with Medicare contracts. One chart details the 26 plans in Florida next year covering...
  • FAU to open new start-up business center Friday

    FAU to open new start-up business center Friday
    Tech Runway, billed as a new model for entrepreneurship in South Florida, will open Friday with five tenants at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The first tenants are a company that simplifies shopping and shipping outside the country, a...
  • Atul Gawande on 'Being Mortal'

    Atul Gawande on 'Being Mortal'
    Most of us aren't fond of even thinking about, let alone discussing, the details of our denouement: aging, frailty, dying ... the inescapable fact that being human means traveling on a journey from dust to dust. "People naturally prefer to avoid the...
  • Rauner chain hit for Ohio campaign donations

    Rauner chain hit for Ohio campaign donations
    Executives of a nursing home chain owned by Bruce Rauner's investment firm made banned campaign contributions to Ohio lawmakers in 2003 and then improperly billed Medicaid for reimbursement of the donations, according to court records in the company's...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" by Walter Isaacson; Simon & Schuster (560 pages, $35) The epic scope of Walter Isaacson's task in...
  • Blotter: Nursing-home theft in Palos Heights

    Blotter: Nursing-home theft in Palos Heights
    The following items were taken from Palos Heights police reports: A 25-year-old Blue Island woman was pulled over for driving 51 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone in the 12500 block of South Harlem Avenue around 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 1. She was charged with...
  • Living on the bare minimum

    Living on the bare minimum
    There's little room for surprises in James Collins' monthly scramble to manage rent, bills, debts and gas. The $250 repair bill for his fiancee's engagement ring didn't fit the budget. So he asked the jeweler if he could add the repair cost to his one-...
  • Nursing home chain to pay $38 million in US settlement

    MILWAUKEE Extendicare Health Services Inc. has agreed to pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to settle allegations that it improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid. The Milwaukee nursing home chain and a subsidiary allegedly...
  • Nursing chain to pay $38 million over alleged fraud and poor care

    PHILADELPHIA A national nursing home chain has agreed to pay the federal government $38 million for alleged Medicare fraud, including $10 million for overbilling and $28 million for providing poor patient care. Extendicare Health Services Inc., and...