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Economy added 173K jobs in August; unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent

Saturday, September 5, 2015

In the year that the U.S. economy was supposed to take off, an odd thing has happened: Americans are finding new jobs, but they aren’t finding employers willing to dole out meaningful pay increases. It’s the tension at the center of an economy that is only growing more perplexing as it enters a perilous autumn. Fresh data released Friday – showing unemployment at a seven-year low and a cooling pace …

PETERBOROugh: Hospital’s network crashes

Friday, September 4, 2015

A failed network switch pushed Monadnock Community Hospital back into the pre-computer era for four days this week, forcing it to close its surgery and radiology departments, send some patients to other hospitals, and run everything from the emergency room to birthing suite with paper and pen. “It’s a function of living in the world we do today. Everything is digital,” said Laura …

Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled he could take the same tax credit used by some of the people who put …

New Hampshire Electric Co-op warning of possible phone scam

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Hampshire Electrical Cooperative is warning its customers about a phone scam that threatens to disconnect members’ electric service if they don’t make an immediate payment. “After a rash of similar scam attempts last May, NHEC is urging its members to recognize when they are being targeted and …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord phone lines working again

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The phone lines were back up and running Tuesday morning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Concord, after a failed component in a Manchester call center knocked them out for most of Monday. Calls to the primary care and pediatric offices at the 253 Pleasant St. facility would not …

Will plan to bury 60 miles of Northern Pass sway opposition?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dolly McPhaul of Sugar Hill has become one of the most vocal opponents of Northern Pass. The energy project proposes to bring Canadian hydropower into New England through a 192-mile electric transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, passing …

Downtown: Professionals get a first look at Work Nest

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Contemporary art on the walls. A pinball machine. Bright windows with a view of the South End neighborhood. High bar stools and a comfortable couch. This is Work Nest, and it might be Carolyn Mallon’s new office. “I’ve …

Business people for Aug. 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Jonathan Whitcomb of Concord, an attorney at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, was elected chairman of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law section. Kristine Stoddard of Concord, director of the N.H. Public Policy for Bi-State Primary …

Patents issued to area inventors this week

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Starting today, the Monitor will publish a listing of federal patents awarded to inventors or companies in the Concord area. The following list is for this past week, through Aug. 27. It will appear on Monday’s business page: ∎ DEKA Products, Manchester, has been assigned a patent (9,114,030) developed …

Business notes for Aug. 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

AutoServ has broken ground to construct a new Kia facility in Tilton. Construction is expected to be completed by November. Wesley Woods, a residential senior community, will hold a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 5 to celebrate the completion of five new homes. A Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Grill …

Growers see strong apple-picking season in region

Sunday, August 30, 2015

As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s …

For sale in CONCORD: One-of-a-kind home in desirable area

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A new direction of living awaits you at 14 Pond Place Lane in Concord! Nestled in one of the capital’s most desirable West End neighborhoods, this beautiful home offers three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, and an amazing attention to …

Crisis, what crisis? U.S. economy steams along

Friday, August 28, 2015

A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam. Even as stocks whipsawed, data on housing, consumer confidence, the labor market and economic growth …