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Shan Zhao, owner of On On Chop Suey restaurant, looks at his business while cleaning up, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. after it was damaged in overnight protests following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ferguson seeks rapid repairs to avoid fate of riot-torn cities

Friday, November 28, 2014

Commercial districts in Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C., were ravaged by civil unrest in the 1960s, leading to decades of economic stagnation. In Ferguson, Mo., business owners are seeking to avert a similar fate. Even as law enforcement struggles to restore order, merchants still assessing damage from arson and looting said they’re growing anxious over how long it will …

Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what’s becoming a new holiday tradition. In the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Ill., the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store was full roughly 30 minutes before Thanksgiving deals started at 6 p.m., including $199 iPad minis. In New York City, there were 500 people in …

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided yesterday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. Oil prices fell sharply on the news. Even though the decision was largely expected, it showed the once-powerful cartel is losing the power …

Cleveland PD: Video of officer shooting boy is ‘clear’

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, the police said yesterday. The …

Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure

Monday, November 24, 2014

Under pressure from President Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation yesterday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration’s Middle East crisis management. The president said he and Hagel …

Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July

Monday, November 24, 2014

A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled yesterday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what …

Poll says N.H. residents want stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Most New Hampshire residents plan to spend less or about the same as they did last year on holiday shopping and about half remain hopeful for a better economic recovery in the year ahead, according to a New England College poll about the economy and holiday shopping. “Optimism …

Sale of Fuller Oil to Rymes Oil and Propane continued to Tuesday

Monday, November 24, 2014

A federal bankruptcy court judge yesterday granted Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co. a one-day extension of collateral so attorneys for the company can work out the final details of a sale to Rymes Propane & Oil. Fuller …

Concord police say teen fabricated story about an abandoned husky chained to a fence

Monday, November 24, 2014

Police in Concord say a report of an abandoned husky chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was made up. WMUR-TV reported a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would …

Commission examining New Hampshire’s high workers' compensation costs splits over plan to limit what medical providers can charge

Monday, November 24, 2014

Say two men show up at the same hospital on the same day with identical broken bones in their arms. But one fell out of a tree doing yard work at home, while the other fell off a ladder at work. Under New Hampshire’s current workers’ compensation system, …

Survey: N.H. retailers expect boost in holiday sales

Monday, November 24, 2014

A survey shows New Hampshire retailers are expecting holiday sales to be up 4.3 percent, slightly higher than the national expectation. The survey by the New Hampshire Retail Association says 77 percent of retailers are anticipating their 2014 holiday sales will be the same or better than last …

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish nation-state

Monday, November 24, 2014

In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel’s Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet yesterday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The decision, which set off a stormy …

UNH to promote healthier choices at meals

Monday, November 24, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is going to start offering more fruits and vegetables and lower-calorie desserts at its dining areas. The changes are coming as a result of UNH signing on to the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative, a three-year commitment to make the …