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Concord will start paving these 14 streets starting June 1

Thursday, May 28, 2015

City officials released a list of 14 streets scheduled to be resurfaced starting Monday. Sites include Dwinell Drive, Federal Street, Gale Street, Holt Street, Orchard Street, Pleasant Street (Langley to Fisk), Pleasant View Avenue, Prince Street, Redington Road, Short Street, Silk Farm Road (Clinton Street to Interstate 93), Summit Street, Tahanto Street and Tuttle Street. Paving should take three weeks, and shoulder work is expected to be completed by the …

Theft of copper cable causes subway disruption

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters yesterday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely between the Rockaway Boulevard and Broad Channel stations in Queens and replace it with shuttle buses during the morning rush. The …

Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And executives say they’re confident regulators will allow the creation of another U.S. TV and internet giant. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the …

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 …

N.H. has 49 percent more women-owned businesses now than in 1997, study says

Thursday, May 21, 2015

There was only one problem 28 years ago when Pam Sullivan wanted to launch her own marketing company in Boston. As a female sole proprietor, she had trouble securing a loan. With help from the Small Business Development …

Pirate Bay defies court order with intimidating new logo

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Though it’s been raided by Swedish authorities, sued and just had its native Swedish domain shut down, Pirate Bay has yet to walk the plank. Indeed, the same day the peer-to-peer file sharing site – which facilitates the illegal downloading of films and other media – lost …

Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed yesterday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets – a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal …

Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in …

N.H. had 3.8 percent unemployment rate in April

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Hampshire’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 3.8 percent, down from the same period last year but essentially the same as March. In April 2014, the seasonally adjusted rate was 4.5 percent, according to New Hampshire Employment Security’s monthly report. The seasonally adjusted estimated for April …

Downtown: A room with a view

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ellis Robinson peered at the excavator two stories below on Concord’s Main Street. The driver swept the equipment’s long arm across the gravel, navigating the heavy machinery with ease. “An artist,” Robinson said. Robinson and her husband, Dick …

Business notes for May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The New Campground Owners Association donated more than 6,800 pounds of food it collected at its Camping and RV show to the New Hampshire Food Bank. Country Cobwebs and Artisan’s Sampler, owned by Christine and Preston King, recently …

Business people for May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Meghan Power was recently hired as membership coordinator for Canterbury Shaker Village. She formerly worked as the education assistant and was a Peace Corps volunteer. Simon Keeling of Edward Jones in Concord received certification from the Certified Financial …

Pentagon contest for robots fuels imaginations, anxiety about their future uses

Sunday, May 17, 2015

It’s 6-foot-2, with laser eyes and vise-grip hands. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car. And soon, Leo, Lockheed Martin’s humanoid robot, will move from …