European Stocks Rise on Earnings, BHP Buyback; Nokia Advances 
Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) — European stocks advanced for a fifth day, the longest winning streak this year, after BHP Billiton said it will buy back $10 billion of shares and Cisco Systems Inc. of the U.S. forecast sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates.

Cheaper implants 
Rural people will soon pay five times less for dental implants thanks to government research.

Edward Peeks 
Why not go abroad for cheaper doctors? At first blush, West Virginia newspaper readers and TV viewers must have taken it as a sick joke in the news that said the state could save millions by sending state employees overseas for medical services.

Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America(SM) Assumes Assets of Its Indiana Affiliate 
OKEMOS, Mich.—-Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America , a member of the Renaissance family of companies, announced today it has assumed all the business of its affiliate, Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company , which is based in Indiana.

Rone Baldwin to Lead Guardian’s Group Insurance Business 
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America announced that Rone Baldwin has joined its Group Insurance division as Executive Vice President.

Plans for new 
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