Cloudy
51°
Cloudy
Hi 66° | Lo 42°

Work / Business

Geneia COO Heather Lavoie holds up the @home monitoring device that uses Bluetooth technology to send medical information about patients to health professionals. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Concord company Geneia on the cutting edge of home health monitoring

Monday, September 15, 2014

With its little blinking lights and constant presence above her heart, @home is a reassuring presence in Heather Lavoie’s life. She’s hoping it will be that and more to people at high risk of hospitalization. Lavoie is a triathlete, healthy and vibrant. She doesn’t have to wear @home’s heart monitor, but she does so she can demonstrate it as chief … 1

MapNH Health underscores looming changes in state’s medical needs

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Hampshire is getting older. It is also, by some measures, going to get sicker. Paying attention now to these and other demographic changes could help the Granite State avoid serious challenges in the coming decades, according to the recently released MapNH Health. Drawing on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey and other sources, a … 0

’Minecraft’ could boost Microsoft’s mobile reach

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game Minecraft could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-like multiplayer game is the top paid app for the iPhone … 0

Will Apple’s digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than … 0

Power restored to 6,000 after outage

Saturday, September 13, 2014

About 6,000 customers in Concord, Bow and Hopkinton lost power last night when a tree fell on a line. Unitil restored power just before 9 p.m., some two-and-a-half hours after it went out, a company spokesman said. No related accidents were reported during that time, according to the … 0

Market Basket chief reflects, looks ahead

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Market Basket supermarket chain’s 71 stores have already accomplished a remarkable turnaround thanks to employees who worked day and night to restock shelves left empty by a worker revolt, the company’s chief said. Arthur T. Demoulas is … 0

Kidde recalls 1.2 million smoke, carbon monoxide detectors

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A North Carolina company is recalling roughly 1.2 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms it sold in the U.S. between January and July of this year. Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., known as Kidde, discovered the alarms could fail following a power outage, the company said in a … 0

Evening broadcasts start next week at New Hampshire 1 News

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Four clocks hang on the wall inside the newsroom at Bill Binnie’s new TV station in Concord. They are labeled for Portsmouth, Nashua, Manchester and Concord. They all reported the time to be 11:06 a.m. yesterday, their hands … 3

Apple reveals smartwatch and new, larger iPhones

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smart watch yesterday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smart phone onto a smaller screen that’s never more than an arm’s length from the wearer’s eyes. The … 0

‘An experience’: New I-93 Hooksett welcome centers to be open by Christmas

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Alex Ray is 13 months into a major project to replace two outdated liquor and wine outlets with state-of-the-art visitor centers off Interstate 93 in Hooksett – and he’s ahead of schedule. The 20,000-square-foot New Hampshire Liquor and … 6

Concord Hospital CEO outlines vision for future

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The way Robert Steigmeyer sees it, Concord Hospital is an ideal “place to build a health care system of the future.” However, the CEO isn’t quite ready to spell out specifics – keep an eye out for those … 0

GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers

Monday, September 8, 2014

General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, … 0

U.S. job market’s lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

Monday, September 8, 2014

The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay. The unemployment rate has sunk to a nearly normal 6.1 percent. Employers have added a robust 2.5 … 0