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People with Russian national flags march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

Sunday, March 1, 2015

For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle yesterday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke into chants of “Russia without Putin,” or “Say no to war,” but often the only sound was the steady …

Business people for March 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

David Foss was recently hired as vice president and principal hydrogeologist for Wilcox & Barton in Concord. He has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment, engineering, remediation and redevelopment projects. James Gleason of Henniker received the Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service at the New Hampshire Bar Association’s mid-year meeting. Gleason …

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so servers can identify them when bringing out orders. Nowhere is it evident that …

Q&A with Chris Farrell: Not all baby boomers want to retire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, is among those now laughing at the idea. Farrell, 61, is the author of Unretirement: How Baby Boomers …

Weight Watchers shares post biggest decline since 2001 IPO

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weight Watchers shares dropped the most since their market debut more than 13 years ago, after the dieting company’s earnings forecast fell well short of analysts’ expectations. The company has faced declining subscriptions and revenue as consumers migrate to digital methods for counting calories and keeping in shape. …

GameStop wins bidding for more than 160 RadioShack stores

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A unit of GameStop Corp., the video game chain, won an auction for the right to take over more than 160 stores that bankrupt consumer electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. was planning to close. In court documents filed Wednesday …

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

Sunday, March 1, 2015

This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill …

Sierra Leone’s vice president in quarantine for Ebola

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana was set to become acting president yesterday when President Ernest Bai Koroma left Sierra …

Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spacewalking astronauts ventured out yesterday for the third time in just over a week to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station. The advance work – involving nearly 800 feet of cable over three …

Young girl’s story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal. …

Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Chappaqua, a well-heeled hamlet north of New York City, is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes? Self-styled coyote spotters …

On the record: Hassan says efficiency ideas still none of the public’s business

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One of the big ideas in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s $11.5 billion state budget is to create a new executive position charged with making government more efficient. A good place for this new cost-saver to start would be with …

Lay off the mega-doses of Vitamin D

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vitamin D, in combination with calcium, is good for your bones. You should consume modest amounts in your diet, if possible (and for most people that is quite possible), or in the form of supplements if you can’t get enough via food and drink. We know this. But …