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Myrna Camp of Contoocook picks out heirloom tomatoes at the Lewis Farm booth at the Steeplegate Farmers' Market in Concord on July 24, 2014. "I am sad about Market Basket," said Camp, who shops at the supermarket's Warner location in addition to regular visits to the farmers' market. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Farmers markets, local stores benefit from Market Basket shortages

Friday, July 25, 2014

Whether motivated by zeal for Arthur T. Demoulas or just plain desperation, Market Basket shoppers are increasingly turning to farmers markets, independent stores and competing chains as the prolonged dispute drags on. Stacey Cooper, an employee at the Yankee Farmer’s Market store in Warner, said the store sold out its vegetable stock Sunday and has been working to keep up … 0

Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg visits Concord tech business to promote reauthorization

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In a perfect world, America wouldn’t need the federal Export-Import Bank, Chairman Fred Hochberg said yesterday. “But I haven’t found that perfect world yet. We don’t live in that perfect world and U.S. companies . . . face intense foreign competition backed by their own governments. And if we want to keep Americans working, we’re going to have to match that,” he said. … 0

Ex-Market Basket boss wants to buy company

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The former chief executive of the Market Basket supermarket chain whose ouster has led to employee protests, customer boycotts and empty shelves wants to buy the entire company. Arthur T. Demoulas said in a statement Wednesday that he and his side of the family want to buy the 50.5 percent of the company … 0

Business notes

Monday, July 21, 2014

Aria at Portwalk Place in Portsmouth is now open to the public for leasing. Occupancy is expected for the end of the summer. Leases start at $1,770 per month. For more information, visit or call 436-9926. … 1

Local Market Baskets still missing deliveries, customers express support for employees

Monday, July 21, 2014

Market Baskets in and around Concord continue to report missed deliveries and depleted stock as a result of company-wide turmoil following the May firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Managers said produce, meat and dairy stock was … 5

Downtown: Concord Handmade founder crafts a new business venture with mobile shop

Monday, July 21, 2014

On the outside, the camper is a 1974 Coachman Cadet. On the inside, not so much. “This isn’t just the vehicle I bring to events,” owner Alison Murphy said. “I think a lot of people are surprised it … 0

Market Days offers new Main Street business owners an introduction to Concord customers

Monday, July 21, 2014

Standing beneath the sign for YoYo Heaven on Saturday, owner Andy McBride expertly drew a yo-yo in and out of his grasp, twirling the string between his fingers. Beneath his feet, words written in chalk on the sidewalk … 0

Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Gallup poll found that 35 percent of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job – one with a higher wage. That may not seem like much, but the July reading is the highest since December 2007, the start of the Great Recession, … 0

Google mulls transforming NYC pay phones into Wi-Fi hot spots

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Google is among several technology companies considering a plan that uses pay phone locations to give New Yorkers free wireless internet access. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company was among more than 50 attendees at an informational meeting in May for the project, according to a city document. Bids … 0

Amazon announces all-you-can-read plan

Sunday, July 20, 2014 announced Friday that it is instituting a monthly subscription service that will allow as many ebooks as a customer wants. The service, called Kindle Unlimited, gives customers access to Amazon’s catalog of 600,000 Kindle books and “thousands” of audio books. For a monthly fee of $9.99, Kindle … 0

Market Basket deliveries missed at Concord locations

Friday, July 18, 2014

At least five managers from the Market Basket on Storrs Street attended a rally at the company’s headquarters in Massachusetts yesterday to show support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and rebellion against his replacements. The store did … 0

Market Basket corporate employees threaten walkout

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One year ago today, Market Basket employees gathered at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters. Then-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’s position was in jeopardy, and they wanted to show their support. Today, a group of employees from the grocery chain’s headquarters … 32

Community Development Finance Authority awards $700,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord has received nearly $700,000 in tax credits for a much-needed expansion of its Suncook branch, though the nonprofit was the only regional applicant to the statewide program this year. The state’s Community Development Finance Authority awarded nearly $6 million in … 0