NewsFeeds 11.16.11

 

Hospitals won’t hire smokers (Times-Dispatch)
Cigarette smokers and other tobacco users need not apply for jobs at Bon Secours Virginia hospitals, surgery centers and doctors’ offices. Starting Nov. 30, the health system will not hire people who test positive for nicotine during pre-employment screening. The story doesn’t really explain why, though.

Sentara loses $7.6 million to Illinois man’s fraud (Virginian-Pilot)
A retirement fund for Sentara Healthcare executives was emptied of nearly $7.6 million by an Illinois investment adviser who pleaded guilty to fraud late last month.

Virginia community colleges to ask state for more help (Daily Progress)
Meeting Thursday in Albemarle County, leaders of the state’s community college system said they’ll ask the General Assembly for money to hire more full-time faculty and teach more students.

F.H.A. Audit Sees Possible Bailout Need (NY Times)
A report says a further decline in the housing market could drain reserves, but the Federal Housing Administration’s head sees little cause for concern.

Moynihan: ‘New normal’ in retail banking means smaller profits (Washington Post)
The Bank of America CEO said at an investors conference that a slow economy and new regulations will mean changes for the industry.

Why Few Employers Use Health-Care Tax Credits (Business Week)
Low exploitation rates for tax breaks intended to encourage small business owners to provide health insurance are prompting complaints that the credits aren’t practical.

Overworked? 4 Signs You Need to Recharge (Inc.)
Take a cue from endurance athletes: Here are four ways to tell you’re about to hit a performance wall.

 

Hospitals won’t hire smokers (Times-Dispatch)
Cigarette smokers and other tobacco users need not apply for jobs at Bon Secours Virginia hospitals, surgery centers and doctors’ offices. Starting Nov. 30, the health system will not hire people who test positive for nicotine during pre-employment screening. The story doesn’t really explain why, though.

Sentara loses $7.6 million to Illinois man’s fraud (Virginian-Pilot)
A retirement fund for Sentara Healthcare executives was emptied of nearly $7.6 million by an Illinois investment adviser who pleaded guilty to fraud late last month.

Virginia community colleges to ask state for more help (Daily Progress)
Meeting Thursday in Albemarle County, leaders of the state’s community college system said they’ll ask the General Assembly for money to hire more full-time faculty and teach more students.

F.H.A. Audit Sees Possible Bailout Need (NY Times)
A report says a further decline in the housing market could drain reserves, but the Federal Housing Administration’s head sees little cause for concern.

Moynihan: ‘New normal’ in retail banking means smaller profits (Washington Post)
The Bank of America CEO said at an investors conference that a slow economy and new regulations will mean changes for the industry.

Why Few Employers Use Health-Care Tax Credits (Business Week)
Low exploitation rates for tax breaks intended to encourage small business owners to provide health insurance are prompting complaints that the credits aren’t practical.

Overworked? 4 Signs You Need to Recharge (Inc.)
Take a cue from endurance athletes: Here are four ways to tell you’re about to hit a performance wall.

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