With the start of a new year, many people are focused on improving their health. Yet fitting in time for health and well-being can be tough. To make it easier, Bucks and Montgomery County Health Care Consortium partners with Health Advocate to offer a wellness program and other resources to help employees and their families. Through your wellness program, you have access to a variety of programs and services to help you get and stay healthy.

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Seattle-based Amazon Jan. 18 announced it reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America, whittling the candidates down to 20 metro areas that have moved on to the next phase of the process. Atlanta was one of them.

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A Rapid City man who ran an illegal medical-laser scheme has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced list of criminal charges and repay at least $16.67 million to customers, in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges against his longtime live-in girlfriend.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - The volunteers with the Shenendehowa Quilting Project put a lot of love in every single quilt they make.  The more hands that touch each quilt, says project leader Ann Schwanda, the more love there is.

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More Savings, More Debt

Do you participate in a 401(k) plan at work? If so, were you automatically signed-up by your employer? A new study suggests that if you were auto-enrolled in the plan, you may be accumulating more debt – but that may not necessarily be a problem.

Whatever... Just Sign Me Up

Policymakers have been trying for years to find ways to boost America's dismal retirement savings rate, with only limited success. A 2016 study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that as of 2013, almost half of American families had no retirement savings at all. Given those results, it's no surprise that a separate study from The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that over half of American households are at risk of failing to maintain their standard of living upon retirement.

Auto-enrollment in 401(k) plans has been touted as a way to boost saving...

Spending & Saving Advice For College Grads

Don't Borrow Against Your Retirement Plan!

Over Half Of Americans Won't Have Enough Saved To Retire

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WASHINGTON – As the debate over U.S. immigration laws threatened to cause a government shutdown, two federal agencies reported Tuesday that three out of every four individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016 were foreign-born.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -  A longtime area non-profit providing a wealth of disability services to patents of all ages has closed its office in town as part of a consolidation move to offer a wider variety of services at its office in Albany.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - A local resident has been appointed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator for Region II, an area that encompasses New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Chuck Hagel believes we have entered "a defining year, a year of volatility and uncertainty and great danger" for the United States and the world.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -  A ruling last month from the state’s Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department upholding a lower court’s decision may have put a local developer’s housing plans at risk.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - Giving and receiving hugs is part of the daily routine at the Shenendehowa School District’s Okte Elementary School. However, on Tuesday there were more hugs than usual when a soldier returning from a year’s deployment in the Middle East surprised his daughter during the…

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HALFMOON, N.Y. >> Community members from the towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon braved freezing temperatures and a blustery wind last week to give a final farewell to former town councilman and longtime volunteer Alfred James “Jim” Bold, who died Dec. 23 after a long illness.

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HALFMOON, N.Y. - The Halfmoon community pushed the festive season into high gear Saturday with the town’s Holiday Party for children and the annual Memorial Tree Lighting ceremony inside the gazebo in front of town hall plaza.

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - Nearly 1,200 parishioners of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church rejoiced in song and prayer Sunday evening as part of the first Mass held in the church’s new addition.