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  • Raytheon signs $1.1B radar deal with Qatar February 27, 2017
    Raytheon Co. has finally signed a major deal with Qatar that it's been chasing for more than a year. The Waltham-based defense contractor announced Friday it has been awarded a $1.07 billion contract to build the Persian Gulf country an early warning radar system. The company first mentioned the potential deal in a quarterly earnings call in October 2015, when Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy told investors the project was in the process of getting congressional approval. At the time, Raytheon…
  • Longfellow Partners expands presence in the Triangle with two new deals February 27, 2017
    Boston-based Longfellow Real Estate Partners is expanding its presence in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park with two deals that will effectively expand its current footprint there by about 40,000 square feet. Two companies – one internationally based and the other home-grown – have committed to expanding their employee base and operations in the Triangle at Keystone Park in Durham, according to Longfellow. Freudenberg IT, a German-based data management firm, has signed a new lease for…
  • How the state’s newest Duchenne biotechs are getting a boost from patient groups February 27, 2017
    Patient advocacy groups appeared to play an important role in helping Cambridge-based Sarepta Therapeutics secure FDA approval last year for the first-ever Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug — and the latest local entrants to the field have taken notice. On Friday, Swiss drugmaker Santhera Pharmaceuticals held a grand opening ceremony for a new office in Burlington, Mass., the company’s first in the U.S. Top executives at Santhera, which has a DMD treatment in a Phase 3 trial, said in interviews…
  • ​Hasbro says Play-Doh will soon be made in Massachusetts February 27, 2017
    To the list of iconic products that are made in the Bay State — a list currently topped by Fluff and Zildjian drum cymbals — we can soon add one more: Play-Doh. Hasbro (Nasdaq: HAS), the Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based toy company, told the Wall Street Journal that it plans to make the moldable children’s modeling clay at a facility in East Longmeadow in the second half of 2018. Hasbro owned the facility now based in the Western Massachusetts town until August 2015, when it sold it to the Belgian…
  • Biogen alums team up to launch Waltham biotech, with backing from Henri Termeer February 27, 2017
    A new biotech has launched in Waltham with a management team made up of former Biogen executives and $38 million in financing from Pfizer, former Genzyme CEO Henri Termeer and other prominent investors. Arrakis Therapeutics said it will focus on developing potential treatments for neurology, cancer and rare genetic disorders that target RNA, the all-important molecules that translate the instructions in DNA into proteins in the body. The $38 million Series A financing was led by California venture…
  • ​Five things you need to know today, and our own little Oscar February 27, 2017
    Happy Monday, Boston! The Business Journal won our own little version of the Oscars on Saturday night (for more on that, scroll to the bottom). For now, here are the five most important things you need to know in Boston business today. The cities that have seen the most growth among small businesses In this week’s print edition, the Business Journal offers an in-depth look at small businesses in America, including a ranking of 106 cities nationwide. Boston’s strength lies in its high concentration…
  • ​2017 risk outlook: 6 trends to monitor February 26, 2017
    2017 is shaping up to be a challenging year from an economic and risk perspective, as companies must monitor policy changes from the new Trump administration and understand evolving risks. The new administration will likely introduce several changes that could spur economic growth, but those may take time and may not be permanent. However, the need to address more pervasive risk challenges is more certain, as you must implement strategies to adequately address your threats and opportunities. In…
  • Two Mass. companies involved in some of the biggest tech M&A deals of 2016 February 26, 2017
    The last several years have been a notoriously slow period for technology companies offering IPOs, which has led to a lot of mergers and acquisitions activity. Massachusetts has not missed out on the action, as a "year in review" report from Ernst & Young shows. Two Massachusetts companies – Analog Devices Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. – were involved in a pair of the biggest tech M&A deals of 2016, according to Ernst & Young's "Global Technology M&A Report." Both firms acquired semiconductor…
  • Table of Experts: The Business of Health Care and Senior Living February 26, 2017
    Senior Americans comprise about 13 percent of the population and are projected to account for about 20 percent of the population by 2060. As baby boomers age and care for their parents, the issues surrounding senior care touch nearly every family. The Boston Business Journal’s Table of Experts program highlights the business opportunities, challenges, and changes in technology in health care and senior living. Here’s an edited transcription from the program discussion, which included Tom Grape,…
  • Beehive owner proposes Downtown Crossing restaurant and 'social concept' February 25, 2017
    The owners of the famed Beehive restaurant in the South End and Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square are pushing a new concept in Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood. The new venture, which does not currently have a name, is being fashioned a "food, beverage, and social concept" on the ground floor of the Lafayette City Center building on the corner of Washington Street and Avenue de Lafayette. The Beehive and Beat Brasserie are both known for their food and live music. The 63,000-square-foot…

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  • U.S. appeals court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold February 27, 2017
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries.
  • U.S. pending home sales fall to lowest level in a year February 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes dropped in January on a shortage of inventory in the Midwest and West regions, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday.
  • Oscars blunder prompts probe as 'Moonlight' takes best picture February 27, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscars officials on Monday were investigating an embarrassing mix-up over the best picture award, which eventually went to African-American coming-of-age drama "Moonlight," after a ceremony studded with political jokes and minor mishaps.
  • U.S. says Trump order will not undermine data transfer deals with EU February 27, 2017
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine two data transfer agreements between the United States and the EU, Washington wrote in a letter to allay European concerns.
  • Trump's pick for Navy secretary withdraws February 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules.
  • U.S. Jewish centers report another wave of hoax bomb threats February 27, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jewish community centers and schools in at least 11 U.S. states reported getting bomb threats on Monday, the JCC Association of North America said, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism.
  • South Korea says North Korean ministries organized assassination in Malaysia February 27, 2017
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean intelligence believes suspects wanted for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader included several officials who worked for the reclusive state's foreign and security ministries, according to lawmakers in Seoul.
  • U.S. judge dismisses case against Wal-Mart over Mexico bribery February 27, 2017
    (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Monday won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit accusing the world's largest retailer of defrauding shareholders in its Wal-Mart de Mexico unit by concealing its suspected bribery of public officials in Mexico.
  • Buffett tells CNBC Berkshire bought 120 million Apple shares in 2017 February 27, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc had more than doubled its stake in Apple Inc. since the end of 2016, making it one of Berkshire's biggest equity holdings, and that U.S. stocks overall were not in "bubble territory."
  • Countering anti-Trump protests, president's fans organize their own rallies February 27, 2017
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump were holding rallies in towns and cities across the country on Monday, partly as a rebuttal to waves of anti-Trump protests that have taken place since the Republican's election last November.

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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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