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  • Supreme Court case involving Thermo Fisher could affect big manufacturers December 6, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a patent lawsuit against Life Technologies — now part of Waltham-based Thermo Fisher — that could have costly implications for device makers that use global supply chains. Wisconsin-based Promega Corp. claims in the suit that a genetic testing kit made by Life Technologies infringes some of its patents. Life Technologies, which Thermo Fisher (NYSE: TMO) purchased in 2013, made one key component of the kit in the U.S. — an enzyme…
  • Martha Coakley is named partner at Foley Hoag December 6, 2016
    Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has been named a partner at Foley Hoag LLP a year and a half after joining the Boston law firm. Coakley’s elevation to partner is effective Jan. 1. Since joining Foley Hoag in May 2015, she has served in the role known as of counsel. Coakley landed at the firm after losing the governor’s race to Charlie Baker in 2014. The longtime politician has focused her practice on administrative law, including helping clients deal with attorneys general…
  • Boston has fewer gun deaths, more drug problems than most U.S. cities December 6, 2016
    Boston may have fewer gun deaths and lower teen smoking rates than the average for U.S. cities, but has higher-then-average numbers of people dying of accidental opioid overdoses and people diagnosed with HIV, according to a new report. The numbers come from Big Cities Health Coalition, a group of 2,800 local governmental health departments that compiles health stats for the biggest cities in the U.S., using an array of state surveys and databases. When compared to U.S. averages — which include…
  • IBM unleashes Watson on the cybersecurity industry. Here's what it means. December 6, 2016
    Cambridge-based IBM Security announced Tuesday it's advancing its Watson for Cyber Security program with a beta test involving 40 companies in industries like banking, healthcare and education. Those companies will be able to make use of the machine learning system to more quickly and accurately identify important cyber attacks on their businesses. IBM is not charging participants in the beta program, IBM Security's vice president of strategy Caleb Barlow said, but the company sees big commercial…
  • Report: The pay gap between men and women in the Bay State is shrinking December 6, 2016
    A report released today suggests that more than a year and a half before a newly signed gender pay equity law even takes effect in the Bay State, there’s been significant improvement over the past year in closing the gap between what woman and men in the same jobs make. Seattle-based Payscale, company that provides compensation data and software, today put out its Gender Pay Gap report, an annual analysis of data collected from more than 1.8 million workers nationwide. The company uses a proprietary…
  • ​Five things you need to know today, and the great cyber freakout December 6, 2016
    Good morning, Boston, and Happy Tuesday! It's a busy week, and to help get your day started, here are five important things you need to know. Dunkin' Donuts signs deal with the NHL Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts and the National Hockey League have signed a multi-year agreement, making Dunkin' Donuts the official U.S. coffee, donut and breakfast of the NHL. MIT professor behind Obamacare explains why Republican replacement won't work Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor credited as the architect…
  • Report: Possible cyber attacks worry public company directors December 5, 2016
    More than half of public company directors, 53 percent, are only “slightly confident” that their organizations are properly secured against a cyber attack, according to a report out today from the National Association of Corporate Directors. The report, produced from a survey that included more than 600 public company directors and governance professionals, further indicates that 42 percent of company directors are convinced their company could withstand a cyber attack, but 4 percent are not…
  • Raytheon to help the Pentagon protect power grid from cyberattacks December 5, 2016
    A subsidiary of Waltham defense contractor Raytheon will receive $9 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help build technologies that protect the country's power grid from cyberattacks, the company announced Monday. The contracts will go to Raytheon BBN Technologies, a research and development wing of the sprawling company, and are part of DARPA's $77 million Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems program, announced in December 2015. A…
  • In $3B deal, Liberty Mutual buys global insurer with Boston office December 5, 2016
    Liberty Mutual Insurance has agreed to acquire the specialty insurer Ironshore from a Chinese conglomerate for an estimated $3 billion, bringing on nearly 60 additional employees in Boston. The deal provides Liberty Mutual with additional scale and expertise for its $5 billion global specialty insurance business, CEO and chairman David Long said in a statement. Ironshore had $2.2 billion in gross premiums written in 2015. Ironshore has roughly 800 employees in 15 countries, including 57 locally,…
  • Dunkin' Donuts signs deal with the NHL December 5, 2016
    Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts and the National Hockey League said they signed a multi-year agreement, making Dunkin' Donuts the official U.S. coffee, donut and breakfast of the NHL. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The partnership, which marks Dunkin' Donuts' (Nasdaq: DNKN) first national sports league partnership, will officially launch during the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic outdoor game in St. Louis on Jan. 2, 2017. Dunkin' will be included in advertising, LED signage and…

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  • U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader December 6, 2016
    WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.
  • Security raised at L.A. rail line after threat warning from foreign country December 6, 2016
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal and Los Angeles officials said on Monday they had been alerted by authorities in another country to a "specific" threat against the city's Red Line commuter rail system, prompting them to beef up security and alert the public.
  • Obama to deliver speech defending his counterterrorism fight December 6, 2016
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make the case on Tuesday that his counterterrorism policies have helped protect Americans from evolving international threats as he prepares to hand over the White House to a successor who has been critical of his approach.
  • Syria says it rejects Aleppo ceasefire if rebels remain - state media December 6, 2016
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejects any ceasefire negotiated by any party in rebel-held eastern Aleppo unless what it describes as terrorist groups there depart, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in a statement carried by state media.
  • Iraq army launches fresh Mosul assault, targeting Mosul bridge December 6, 2016
    BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi army units advanced from southeast Mosul towards a bridge across the Tigris in the city center on Tuesday, in an attack that could give fresh impetus to the hard fought, seven-week battle for Islamic State's northern Iraq stronghold.
  • Oil dips as OPEC, Russian output rises ahead of production cut December 6, 2016
    LONDON (Reuters) - Global oil prices slipped on Tuesday as data showed crude output rose in most major export regions despite plans by OPEC and Russia to cut production, triggering fears the fuel glut that has dogged markets for over two years might last well into 2017.
  • EU negotiator eyes October 2018 for Brexit deal December 6, 2016
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief negotiator set a target of agreeing a Brexit deal with Britain by October 2018 assuming London keeps a promise of formally launching the process by the end of March.
  • As global crises rage, Merkel makes case for fourth term December 6, 2016
    ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, presenting herself as a guarantor of stability in a world unsettled by the forces of globalization, war and the election of Donald Trump.
  • Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election likely in February December 6, 2016
    ROME (Reuters) - Italy could have an election as early as February, a minister in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's outgoing government said on Tuesday, speaking after talking to Renzi.
  • Rouhani says Iran will not let Trump rip up nuclear deal December 6, 2016
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement.

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NRPC Seminar: FDIC Insured Investments

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Title: NRPC Seminar: Principal Protected Investments
Location: 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459
Description: Principal Protected Investments combine some of the features of a fixed-income security, such as return of principal at maturity, with the potential for capital appreciation that you get from equities. They are designed to protect against losses at maturity, while providing the opportunity to participate in the gains on an equity investment.

Presented by: Mr. Richard Suder, CFA, CFP®, ChFC, CLU, CRPS, AAMS

Richard is an experienced independent financial advisor and the President of Auri Elan Financial Group located in Newton.  Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial. A Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. He holds various prestigious professional designations including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and etc.

Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Date: 2011-03-10

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