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In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, people walk by the Bellagio, in Las Vegas. This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from fees and surcharges, 6 percent more than in 2013 and nearly double that of a decade ago, according to a new study. Nearly half of the increase can be attributed to new surcharges and hotels increasing the amounts of existing fees. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Monday, September 1, 2014

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late. Don’t need the in-room safe? You’re likely still paying. … 1

Business notes

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Friends of Carroll County Adult Tutorial Services was chosen as one of 13 nonprofit agencies from the Lakes Region to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Charitable Fund in 2014. The $5,000 grant will help defray the cost of tuition and provide other materials to students participating in adult education courses at Carroll Academy in Tamworth. Centrix Bank recently … 0

Lakes Region Community College gets auto education grant

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lakes Region Community College in Laconia recently received an automotive education grant as part of statewide funding for short-term automotive technician training. The award was provided by the New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation. Multiple sections of the eight-week training sessions will be provided at all four of the Community College System of New Hampshire campuses that have automotive programs. Lakes Region Community College, … 0

PHOTO: Ice cream break at Beech Hill Farm

Friday, August 29, 2014

Zachary Arlen, 2 1/2, plays in the sand at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton yesterday afternoon. Elizabeth Arlen, Zachary’s mother, said that they come to the farm every few weeks. They were at the farm yesterday to play … 0

FairPoint declares impasse in labor talks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

FairPoint Communications has declared an impasse after four months of labor negotiations, while more than 1,700 workers for the company were advised by union officials yesterday to be on “standby” for a possible strike or lockout. The International … 2

CCSNH job portal to link employers, job seekers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new online job-finding service gaining traction at NHTI will be rolled out at five more community colleges this fall. Earlier this month, NHTI launched a free job portal for students, alumni and community members. The new service has resume-building tips and links employers and job seekers in … 0

With Market Basket back in business, employees are all smiles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Enxhi Shtino could have been at the beach yesterday. But she was at work, and smiling all the brighter because it had been almost a month since she last donned her blue smock and stood behind a cash … 7

They have their market back

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Customers and employees were ecstatic to return to Market Basket stores yesterday, following the news late Wednesday night that Arthur T. Demoulas would be returning to the company. Shoppers congratulated employees at local Market Baskets - some even … 0

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to Arthur T.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers’ revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business. Market Basket said in a … 5

Concord Hospital, Crotched Mountain among Arts in Health grant recipients for 2015

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An adaptive dance program at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center and a series of workshops for health facilities in the North Country, among others, will receive additional support in the year ahead through the New Hampshire Arts in Health Care grant program. The New Hampshire State Council on the … 0

Crested Butte to be Bud Light’s ‘Whatever’ town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some people in normally laid-back Crested Butte, Colo., are not up for “Whatever” – a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad … 0

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. Burger King said yesterday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world’s third largest fast-food … 14

Concord Food Co-op shops for its own farmland

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord Food Co-op is in the market for a farm. Director of Development Greg Lessard said the co-op is looking to both expand its produce selection and its all-natural catering business by adding a farm to its two New Hampshire stores. “What really started this entire thing … 1