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  • ​5 technology trends in 2017 January 17, 2017
    The move to digital, automation, virtual reality, big data and 5G are a few tech trends to look forward to in 2017. 1. The move to digital The concept of digital will continue to be defined but ultimately comes down to four key capabilities: personalization, engagement, prediction and organizational agility. Digital strategies to implement enabling technologies to focus on an organization’s three major stakeholders (customers, suppliers and employees) will be paramount in 2017. Of the three…
  • $400M Arsenal Mall overhaul gets OK from Watertown planning board January 13, 2017
    The Watertown Planning Board this week approved a special permit for Arsenal Yards, a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development planned at the former Arsenal Mall. Boston-based real estate development firms The Wilder Cos. and Boylston Properties bought Arsenal Mall in August 2013 for $70.5 million. Also that year, Watertown-based athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) acquired the Arsenal on the Charles corporate center next to the mall for $168.5 million, and CEO Jonathan Bush joined the Boylston Properties…
  • Out-of-state manufacturers dealt blow by SJC’s Genentech tax ruling January 13, 2017
    The state’s highest court ruled that Genentech should be considered a manufacturer for state tax purposes, dealing a blow to the biotechnology giant and other out-of-state companies that claim the manufacturer designation unfairly drives up their tax bill. In Massachusetts, manufacturers receive special tax treatment in order to entice them to maintain and build up operations in the state. For many companies located in Massachusetts, the formula leads to a lower tax bill. But for some firms headquartered…
  • These Massachusetts firms are pressing Trump to combat climate change January 13, 2017
    Dozens of New England companies are part of a group of 530 firms and 100 investors calling on President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress to support policies that will help curb climate change. “We want the U.S. economy to be energy efficient and powered by low-carbon energy,” the businesses wrote in a statement in advance of the presidential inauguration. “Cost-effective and innovative solutions can help us achieve these objectives. Failure to build a low-carbon economy…
  • Photos from the BBJ's 2017 Innovation All-Stars celebration January 13, 2017
    The Boston Business Journal honored its 2017 Innovation All-Stars, the most innovative and enterprising technology leaders in Massachusetts, on Thursday night at a celebration at The Innovation and Design Building. Ken Schwaber, the co-founder of Scrum, and Joe Caruso, the founder of the Bantam Group, were the recipients of the BBJ’s 2017 Innovation All-Stars Lifetime Achievement Award. The Bantam Group advocates for and invests in entrepreneurial technology companies. Check out Innovation…
  • Biogen's latest drug may be costly, but new data suggests it saves lives January 13, 2017
    Biogen courted controversy after announcing a price for its newest approved rare disease drug that would make it one of the most expensive in history, but trial data released by the Cambridge biotech on Friday indicates that the treatment is effective. Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) presented new data from a Phase 3 study of Spinraza, which on Dec. 23 became the first drug approved in the U.S. to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a leading genetic cause of death in infants. The data, presented at a conference…
  • Troubled fertility biotech OvaScience offers CFO cash bonus not to leave January 13, 2017
    After its CEO and chief operating officer resigned amid financial troubles, Waltham fertility biotech OvaScience is offering to pay its chief financial officer a cash bonus of $100,000 to stay put, according to a federal filing. OvaScience (Nasdaq: OVAS) said in a Jan. 9 filing that the compensation committee of its board of directors had approved a retention plan for finance chief Christophe Couturier under which he will receive two cash payments of $50,000 each during 2017, plus stock options. OvaScience…
  • ​Mass. whistleblower gets $3.6M in MedStar Ambulance settlement January 13, 2017
    A Sturbridge woman is set to receive $3.6 million for her role as a whistleblower in a settlement with MedStar Ambulance over allegations of Medicare fraud. The money will come in wake of the settlement signed Friday, under which MedStar agreed to pay $12.7 million to settle the False Claims Act lawsuit, which alleged that MedStar knowingly billed Medicare for ambulance transports from 2011 through 2014 that were not medically necessary, and by up-coding the runs to exact higher payments from the…
  • Tito Jackson takes aim at GE, developers at campaign kickoff January 13, 2017
    If the first speech of Tito Jackson’s mayoral campaign is any indication, expect over the next 10 months to hear a lot about the incentive package that lured General Electric to Boston. The city councilor kicked off his campaign in Roxbury on Thursday, telling a tale of two cities: one that prioritizes luxury housing and "Big Business," and another whose schools are underfunded and whose residents are struggling despite an ultra-low unemployment rate statewide. Jackson is challenging Mayor Martin…
  • ​Five things you need to know today, and MLK Day sales are not a thing January 13, 2017
    Good morning, Boston, and Happy Friday! We're almost to the three-day weekend. Here are the five most important things you need to know to kick off your business day and help get you there. Trump’s HHS nominee promises to divest from these Mass. companies The nominee for President-elect Trump’s Health and Human Services cabinet position, Georgia Republican Tom Price, said yesterday that he will divest his stock holdings in healthcare companies, which includes three Massachusetts companies,…

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  • PM May indicates Britain will seek 'hard Brexit' in EU talks January 17, 2017
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday in a speech setting out her priorities for divorce talks which indicates she is prepared to leave the single market.
  • Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark January 17, 2017
    BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.
  • At Davos, retreat of globalization stokes fears for poor nations January 17, 2017
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - In 2014, Arnold Kamler, CEO of New Jersey-based Kent International, took a big step: he resumed making bicycles in the United States, 23 years after uprooting production to China. This year, he hopes to sell half a million U.S.-made bikes.
  • Luxottica's Del Vecchio says listing in both Italy and France still an option: report January 17, 2017
    (Reuters) - The group created by the merger of Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor will consider a listing in both Italy and France, as well as the United States, Luxottica founder Leonardo del Vecchio was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
  • Samsung chief faces long day as South Korean court weighs arrest warrant January 17, 2017
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The head of South Korea's giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye's administration.
  • Trump, Brexit uncertainty hit stocks and dollar, gold jumps January 17, 2017
    LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks, bond yields and the dollar fell on Tuesday, while gold rose as investors drew in their horns in response to comments on the dollar from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and ahead of a speech on Brexit from British Prime Minister Theresa May.
  • Turkey says New Year's nightclub attacker captured in Istanbul January 17, 2017
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have captured the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day after a two-week manhunt, authorities said on Tuesday, seizing him with four other suspects at a hideout in an outlying suburb of the city.
  • Wilbur Ross, Trump's Commerce pick, offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004 January 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Wilbur Ross, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect's trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters.
  • Trump team defends health pick Tom Price over ethics charge January 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team defended his nominee for health and human services (HHS) secretary, Tom Price, from charges that he bought shares in a company days before introducing legislation that would have benefited the firm.
  • Russia expects dialogue with Trump on nuclear weapons: Lavrov January 17, 2017
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expects to have a dialogue with the Trump administration on strategic stability, including on nuclear weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

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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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