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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Dollar Stores, Lululemon, Netflix, Sprint, T-Mobile, Alibaba and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Friday morning and the markets may finally be poised for a down week. Still, investors seem to be looking for opportunities with overlooked stocks or stories that will play out into 2015. 447 more words


5 Top Hospital Stocks to Buy Getting a Boost From the Affordable Care Act

If any recent subject has generated controversy, it has been the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is also known. The reality is that while it may have changed things for some individuals and their health care plans, it is creating opportunities for companies that have a direct hand in the program or related government health care programs. 622 more words

Healthcare Business

Are you trying to lose weight? Do you find that your body is just not letting go of those extra few pounds no matter what you try? 970 more words

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A very special plane

While we were ladder making the other week, Stanley recommended one particular wooden jack plane for me to use while smoothing the poles. I’ve used wooden planes before and enjoy the tactile process of adjusting them using a wooden mallet so this was didn’t seem anything unusual and it certainly cut sweetly. 103 more words


Ladder making workshop

The Heritage Crafts Association have opened bookings for the ladder making workshop which I will be leading along with Robin Wood after our two-day ‘apprenticeship’ with Stanley Clark. 57 more words


Making wooden ladders

This month I was invited by the Heritage Crafts Association to take part in their efforts to preserve the craft of making wooden ladders. I travelled down to Northampton with fellow greenwood worker and HCA chair Robin Wood to learn to the craft of making ladders from Stanley Clark who made ladders until the trade ceased in the 1960s. 543 more words


A Little Lesson in Hospital History

When I wrote about the “Push to privatize Sarasota Memorial Hospital,” two other media called it a rumor and insisted the public not worry.  I would like to share some history in the sale of another local not-for-profit hospital as reported by the… 571 more words