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Janice Kirkel

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Financial planner takes integrated approach

Palisades Hudson Financial Group, which has grown from one person to 21 in 20 years, looks at the big picture when it comes to managing finances.

Chase gives WCC $150K for financial education

The college’s Center for Financial and Economic Education will use the money this fall to expand its offerings of personal finance courses.

Getting a handle on math and science

The educational publisher It’s About Time, which has grown in size this year and moved from Armonk to Mount Kisco, specializes in hands-on teaching materials in math and science for middle and high school students.

Kraft to sell majority stake in Back to Nature

Brynwood Partners of Greenwich, Conn., will buy a controlling stake in Kraft Foods’ Back to Nature natural food business through a joint venture with Kraft, which will continue to hold a substantial minority stake.

DeCicco Family Markets store to open in Harrison

The store will be the ninth in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland, on Halstead Ave. in Harrison, where a Food City operated for 25 years.

Crystal Run seeks tax breaks for Monroe office

The medical practice is seeking a PILOT from the Orange County Industrial Development Agency offering $4.4 million in savings over 10 years, along with exemptions from sales and mortgage-recording taxes.

Drawing in renters

The Horizon at Fleetwood, a luxury residential building in Mt. Vernon, found that an art exhibit helped attract tenants.

New eateries open in Greenburgh, White Plains

Over the past several weeks, a number of new restaurants have opened in Elmsford, Edgemont and White Plains.

Equinox names former PepsiCo exec as president

Equinox, the fitness chain bought by real estate giant Related Cos. in 2006 for $505 million, named Sarah Robb O'Hagan president. O'Hagan was previously president of Gatorade and global sports nutrition at PepsiCo Inc.

LUSH to open in Westchester Mall

LUSH products are made from fruits and vegetables, and oils are ethically sourced. The store already has several locations in Manhattan.

Accounting jumps to the head of the class

In uncertain economic times, as students pile on debt, they figure they’ll make their educations and careers pay off with accounting.

Taro shareholders revolt against Sun deal

Minority shareholders in Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, an Israeli company with U.S. headquarters in Hawthorne, are rejecting an agreement under which Sun Pharmaceutical Industries of...

Progenics reports $10.7m loss as revenue falls by $73m

Progenics said the loss was due to decreased revenue from its collaboration with Salix Pharmaceuticals, which has the development and marketing rights to Progenics’ first commercial product, Relistor.

Sale of mislabeled synthetic drugs banned; head shop fined

The sale of mislabeled synthetic drugs has been permanently banned in New York state and the owner of a head shop in Rockland County has been fined for mislabeling the drugs in violation of state law.

Sun takes Taro private

Sun Pharmaceutical of India, which already owned two-thirds of Taro Pharmaceutical, is taking Taro private for $39.50 a share.