Archive for: April, 2012

How Do I Sell the Need for Policies & Procedures in Our Family Enterprise to My Parents and Grandparents?

Courtesy of  Erik Jacobs

This week’s FamilyBiz Q&A column is by TD&A family business consultant George Burns. The ultimate paradox here is that more formality, not less, is welcome in a family business.   Parents and grandparents inevitably govern more from the heart than from the head.  Protocols regarding family business communications, procedures for decision-making, even “due process,” may sound [...]

HBO Producing Documentary About George H.W. Bush

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NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is producing a documentary on the first President George Bush to debut two days after his 88th birthday in June. Titled “41,” the film about the 41st president is being produced by Jerry Weintraub, a friend of the Bush family and himself the subject of “My Way,” another HBO documentary. [...]

Careington International Corp. Ordered To Pay $200,000 For Alleged Deceptive Marketing Of Health Plans

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A Texas-based company will pay $200,000 in restitution, penalties and costs for the alleged unfair and deceptive sale of discount health plans, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this week. The consent judgment orders restitution directed to consumers and preventive measures to ensure future compliance with the law. “Massachusetts residents are generally required to have health [...]

FCC: TV Stations Must Post Rates for Campaign Ads

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to require broadcast TV stations to post online the advertising rates they charge political candidates and advocacy groups. The vote came despite strong opposition from many broadcasters, who have argued that making sensitive advertising rate information so publically available will undermine stations’ competitiveness and give advertisers [...]

Elizabeth Warren Takes Campaign For Middle Class Families To Weekend Events Across Massachusetts

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Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, who calls teaching her “first love,” takes her campaign for middle class families to weekend events across Massachusetts, including stops Saturday (4/28) in Waltham, Newburyport and Lynn and at the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts Annual Convention in Quincy. Warren’s first job was as an elementary school teacher, working with special [...]

MA House Passes Balanced FY ’13 Budget


The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a balanced FY ’13 budget aimed at increasing government efficiency, cutting costs and preserving essential services across the Commonwealth. The House closed a projected $790 million budget gap through cuts and adjustments to state spending, one-time revenues, and a $400 million withdrawal from the Rainy Day fund. Important amendments [...]

Governor Patrick Signs Bill To Increase Access To Hiv Screening In Massachusetts

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Governor Deval Patrick signed S.2158, “An Act Increasing Screening For HIV,” which removes barriers for patients to get HIV screening, while maintaining all confidentiality protections. “This bill will lead to more lives being saved,” said Governor Patrick. “By removing barriers to screening, we will continue to decrease rates of HIV in our communities.” S.2158 removes [...]

MIT’s Self-Sculpting Sand

Photo: M. Scott Brauer

Imagine that you have a big box of sand in which you bury a tiny model of a footstool. A few seconds later, you reach into the box and pull out a full-size footstool: The sand has assembled itself into a large-scale replica of the model. That may sound like a scene from a Harry [...]

‘Dateline NBC’ Series Puts Parental Maxims to Test


NEW YORK (AP) — Correspondent Natalie Morales ended up in tears when she put herself and her 8-year-old son through the same parenting test that “Dateline NBC” is subjecting others to for a series that starts Sunday. Using hidden cameras and actors, the network set up scenarios to see if kids really follow their parents’ [...]

RI First Lady to Launch Fitness Competition

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s first lady is kicking off a physical fitness competition. Stephanie Chafee  will launch the “Physical Activity Challenge” at the Statehouse on Monday. Participants plan to log their daily exercise minutes and daily steps from April 16 to May 20. Prizes will be given to winning participants after the program [...]

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