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For sale in Concord: Four-unit home in heart of downtown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The home at 17 Hanover St. in Concord is a fantastic investment opportunity in absolute immaculate condition! Situated just five blocks from the New Hampshire State House, this four-unit multi-family home is within walking distance to shops, entertainment, various restaurants, the Concord Public Library, White’s Park, and the University of New Hampshire School of Law. It’s a truly beautiful neighborhood. …

Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved. The air bags, made by Takata Corp. of Japan, can deploy with too much force, …

Hess gas stations will convert to Speedway, but the green-and-white trucks will motor on

Friday, May 22, 2015

The two Hess locations in Concord will become Speedway gas stations in coming months. Hess sold to Speedway in October for $2.8 billion. The company had two stations in Concord – one on Hill Avenue, one on North State Street. A spokesperson for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Speedway’s parent company, said the conversion schedule hasn’t been finalized. But the company’s website pegs stations in …

Suit questions use of app allowing 24/7 tracking of employee smart phones

Sunday, May 17, 2015

When Myrna Arias discovered that her employer could track her movements even when she was off duty, she decided to remove the GPS-enabled app on her company smart phone that facilitated the monitoring. That got her fired, according a suit filed by Arias. In the lawsuit, Arias, a …

Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The latest version of Google’s self-driving car – a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel – will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant’s mission to …

Widening corruption scandals swirl around New York governor

Saturday, May 16, 2015

They were Albany’s most powerful men: the governor, the Senate leader and the Assembly speaker. Together, they negotiated billion-dollar budgets and decided which bills passed and which ones didn’t. Now two face federal corruption charges, and the third …

FairPoint Communications will cut 260 jobs in 17 states

Friday, May 15, 2015

FairPoint Communications is cutting about 260 jobs in the 17 states where it operates, including 60 jobs when it closes a South Burlington, Vt., call center, officials said yesterday. The breakdown of the layoffs has not been determined, a company spokeswoman said. But unions that represent workers in …

Seattle: Kayakers take aim at Shell

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The first of two drilling rigs Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean was being towed to the Port of Seattle Thursday, despite the city’s warning that it lacks permits and threats …

A nail in the eye, a lucky landscaper left without a scratch

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. Doctors who removed …

Bereavement leave offered by most companies, but specifics vary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This week Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is transitioning back to work, after her husband died May 1 in a tragic treadmill accident. She will begin by working at the office just during the hours when her children are at school and will not be traveling for the foreseeable …

PUC looks to establish energy-efficiency standard

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Hampshire energy regulators are taking steps to establish a statewide energy-efficiency standard, a policy that advocates have said is long overdue and will help the state reduce energy use and rates. “It’s an important step to take because it shows the state is committed to energy efficiency …

massachusetts: Residents to vote on $650 million casino plan

Monday, May 11, 2015

The fate of a proposed $650 million resort casino for the Brockton Fairgrounds rests with city voters. The southeastern Massachusetts city, perhaps best known as the hometown of boxing great Rocky Marciano, is holding a special election Tuesday on the proposal, which calls for a red brick casino …

Business people for May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

George Theriault, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, will retire at the end of 2015 after nearly 35 years of work. Susia Lowe-Stockwell, executive director of the League of N.H. Craftsmen, will retire …