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2008-07-18 18:00:33

By Marc Silvestrini, Waterbury Republican-American, Conn. Jul. 17--A federal court has appointed a consultant to distribute the assets of an abandoned 401(k) plan established by a defunct Waterbury construction company, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday. U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut appointed Pension Consultants Inc. of Farmington as the independent fiduciary for the VA Construction LLC 401(k) Plan, an employee benefit plan sponsored by VA...

2008-05-07 15:01:03

By Marc Silvestrini, Waterbury Republican-American, Conn. May 6--WATERBURY, Conn. -- The board of directors of Saint Mary's Hospital has appointed a man with nearly 30 years of senior-level hospital administration experience as its interim president and chief executive officer. William Casey, of Wilmington, N.C., has been hired to succeed Robert P. Ritz as the hospital's chief administrator, said Joseph T. Connolly, a hospital spokesman. Ritz, the seventh president in the...

2007-03-28 18:00:11

By David Krechevsky, Waterbury Republican-American, Conn. Mar. 27--A Cheshire, Conn., pharmaceutical company has set the price for a new drug to treat a rare blood disorder at more than $389,000 a year. Despite the hefty price for the new drug, trade-named Soliris, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is determined to make the drug available to anyone who needs it. It plans to help needy patients find financial aid, either from insurance companies or other sources, and is setting up its own...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.