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Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall campaign stop at the American Legion, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Verizon Wireless Arena to be renamed ‘SNHU Arena’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester will be getting a new name. Southern New Hampshire University has signed a multi-year partnership with SMG, the company that manages the arena, for the naming rights. It will be known as “SNHU Arena” starting Sept. 1. The university said Tuesday the partnership will include internships for SNHU students, information booths for prospective students …

Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that’s sprung up in China: drone pilot schools. China is already the world’s biggest drone manufacturer, churning out remote-controlled flying machines that range from 3-D urban mappers to tear-gas …

Business people for Feb. 1, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Richard Wyman was appointed president of Meredith Village Savings Bank. Wyman has more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership and has served as an executive officer and CFO for several Maine-based banks, ranging from local community mutual banks to a publicly traded multi-bank holding company. He joined MVSB in August 2001 …

Stocks slide as oil tumbles, S&P lowest in almost 2 years

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell to its lowest level in almost two years. Investors are worried that low oil …

Downtown: Artist starts with empowerment

Monday, January 18, 2016

One smiles. One frowns. One is topless. One stares straight out from the canvas, making piercing and unavoidable eye contact. They are the subjects of “Trans-Pose,” a series of portraits of transgender women. The artist is Catherine Graffam, …

Business notes for Jan. 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Meredith Village Savings Bank announced that the MVSB Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation awarded $113,400 to area nonprofits. The Charitable Fund contributions include 25 grants, totaling $99,400, to assist agencies with their individual needs. The remaining $14,000 will be disbursed to area food pantries. Boothby Therapy …

Business people for Jan. 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

John Ward of Manchester was named a partner at the law firm of Patch and Fitzgerald. His focus is on personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law. Kevin Cotnoir, senior endpoint specialist for Bank of New …

Why global woes and sinking stocks don’t mean U.S. recession

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Last week’s harrowing plunge in U.S. stocks – fueled by economic fears about China and plummeting oil prices – left investors anxious and alarmed. Some wondered if it signaled an approaching recession in the United States. The answer, …

Recent federal contracts awarded in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Continental Microwave & Tool Co. Inc. of Exeter won a $108,520 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Columbus, Ohio, for directional couplers. UniFirst Corp. of Lebanon won a $67,424.16 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for mat cleaning services for the White River Junction …

Recent patents awarded in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Recent patents awarded to companies and individuals in New Hampshire: Parallel Wireless, Nashua, has been assigned a patent (9,232,547) developed by five co-inventors for “methods of incorporating an ad hoc cellular network into a fixed cellular network.” The co-inventors are Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, Mass., Steven Paul Papa, …

Farm boom fizzles as U.S. crop surplus expands financial strain

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The American farm boom is all but over. Farmland values are down from all-time highs. Global surpluses left corn and soybean prices below the cost of production. And the amount of agricultural debt relative to income ballooned to …

Holiday shopping season was not as merry as the retail industry expected

Sunday, January 17, 2016

As retailers from Macy’s to Best Buy have reported gloomy holiday season sales results in recent days, evidence had been mounting that the retail industry did not have a strong showing in its most important two months of the year. On Friday came confirmation. The National Retail Federation …

4 things every small-business owner should know about taxes

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a survey released last year by …