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The new Microsoft doesn’t need to dominate, it’s just happy to be here

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Microsoft announced Wednesday that users will be able to put apps made for Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS onto Microsoft devices. Developers will now be able to reuse code from apps for those more popular platforms – King’s Candy Crush, for example – and then turn it into a Microsoft app. The move is the latest sign that chief executive Satya Nadella is serious about making his Microsoft friendlier and …

For sale in LOUDON: A premier community for those 55+

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Villages at Loudon is a spectacular collection of single-family detached condo-style homes for active adults aged 55 and older and is located in the heart of Loudon. The community is designed to blend contemporary living and convenience, offering both privacy and independence for its residents. Now building in the final phases; this …

Without $4M in budget, commuter line development could be stopped in its tracks

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rail advocates are calling on the Senate to restore $4 million for project development related to a commuter line from Boston to New Hampshire. Without the money, the plan could temporarily be stopped in its tracks. Before it was removed in the House version of the $11.2 billion version of the budget, the money was pegged for drafting a detailed financial plan, preliminary …

Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

Sunday, April 26, 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a “millennium camera” that …

For sale in Bow: Magnificent views, inside and out

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This stunning, contemporary colonial at 16 Longview Drive in Bow truly has it all. With magnificent views from almost every room, it features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, an abundance of entertaining space, a fantastic finished basement, and an …

How London man may have helped trigger the ‘flash crash’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city’s glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, managed …

As Senate vets budget, some N.H. business leaders say tourism promo cuts will cost state

Friday, April 24, 2015

Riders on transit systems in New York and New Jersey last year were beckoned by colorful ads to “Live Free and Unwind” in New Hampshire. The marketing campaign, which featured a sailboat gliding through the water near Portsmouth, was paid for by the Division of Travel and Tourism …

NH PUC launches investigation into soaring New England energy prices

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The state Public Utilities Commission is launching an investigation into the state’s high electricity costs, hoping to find solutions. “Overall, the average retail price of electricity in New England is the highest in the continental United States, posing a threat to our region’s economic competitiveness,” said the PUC …

SBA Administrator, Kuster laud Concord’s Blake’s All-Natural, small-business loans

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chris Licata prepped his audience for the message he was about to deliver: He had an overwhelmingly positive experience with a government agency. “It seems like it’s never been more in style to criticize government and the things that are going on,” said Licata, president of Blake’s All …

Residential unit sales, prices up in Q1 of 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A strong start to the state’s residential housing market was capped off by a robust March, according to New Hampshire Association of Realtors’ quarterly report. Unit sales were up 6 percent for the month, and the $226,000 median price for a residential home was the highest in any …

In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains’ rise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New York City is increasingly becoming a chain store city. Looking for a Seinfeld-style coffee shop? It’s sharing the city with 280 Starbucks and more than 530 Dunkin’ Donuts. A good neighborhood deli? It’s competing with some 460 …

Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch – the cold-water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were from Canada, not New England. Canadian imports of …

Business people for April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alexandra Breed was named chairwoman of the trusts and estates department at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Boston University School of Law. Richard Uchida, a lawyer and partner at Hinckley …