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Los Angeles mayor proposes minimum wage increase to $13.25

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Los Angeles, the second-most populous U.S. city, would boost its minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, almost twice the current federal minimum, under a proposal by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti, a 43-year-old Democrat, will ask the city council to lift the prevailing $9 minimum to $10.25 next year, then phase in $1.50 annual raises over the following two years, according to his office. The mayor’s proposal yesterday, timed for the … 0

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Monday, September 1, 2014

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late. Don’t need … 1

Business notes

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Friends of Carroll County Adult Tutorial Services was chosen as one of 13 nonprofit agencies from the Lakes Region to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Charitable Fund in 2014. The $5,000 grant will help defray the cost of tuition and provide other materials to students participating in adult education courses at Carroll Academy in Tamworth. Centrix Bank recently … 0

Lakes Region Community College gets auto education grant

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lakes Region Community College in Laconia recently received an automotive education grant as part of statewide funding for short-term automotive technician training. The award was provided by the New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation. Multiple sections of the eight-week training sessions will be provided at all four of the … 0

Business people

Monday, September 1, 2014

Heather Krans and Robert Stein of Stein Law Firm were selected for inclusion in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Krans, who has been practicing law since 1998, was also recently named “Lawyer of the … 0

Apple said to team up with Visa, MasterCard on iPhone wallet

Monday, September 1, 2014

Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard and American Express and will be unveiled Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said … 0

Ray Duckler: Labor of love as Market Basket employees celebrate holiday

Monday, September 1, 2014

Today is Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday each September. And thanks to a New England-based grocery store chain, the last Wednesday each August should also be declared Labor Day, a different one of sorts. At least around … 0

Locals reflect on shorter Hopkinton State Fair

Monday, September 1, 2014

Now in its 99th year, the Hopkinton State Fair wraps up today. But it was the delayed start of festivities on Thursday that brought mixed reactions from town residents. Annual fairgoers learned months ago that the traditionally five-day … 1

Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

Monday, September 1, 2014

When Charla Mayotte moved to New Hampshire from upstate New York earlier this year, she and her husband, Clark, didn’t expect to have so much trouble finding the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar they used regularly in their kitchen. So when the Mayottes couldn’t track down … 6

Cleveland: In Rust Belt, a data king emerges

Monday, September 1, 2014

Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic … 0

Global Impact: Land & Sea dynamometers ‘stress test’ engines world wide

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The story about the jetpack isn’t the most heart-pounding one Bob Bergeron has to impress visitors at Land & Sea in Concord. No, that would be the time the FBI wanted him to wear a wire to meet … 0

Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

Sunday, August 31, 2014

FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have known it had to come to an end. Terms of their Verizon contract had carried over when FairPoint purchased the company’s land-based telephone operations and had been mostly … 0

New Samsung smart watch won’t need companion phone

Sunday, August 31, 2014

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. Samsung’s latest version can do more without a smart phone to go with it. LG’s has a … 0