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This photo made with a fisheye lens shows a sign atop mostly empty meat shelves at Market Basket in Haverhill, Mass., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. As an employee revolt at the New England grocery store chain headed into its fifth week, the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire made the unusual move of personally stepping into negotiations aimed at ending a standoff threatening the future of the popular low-priced supermarkets. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Market Basket fix coming, govs say

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The governors of New Hampshire and Massachusetts said last night they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement issued late yesterday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan … 0

Tech-driven conveniences creeping into New Hampshire

Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s the rosy promise of living in a modern, tech-driven world: Push a button, and your errands are done. But until recently, conveniences like grocery delivery, same-day delivery for online orders, and on-call car services have been concentrated in populous urban centers like San Francisco, New York City and Boston. Some of them … 0

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration. Administration officials and advocates said the steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants … 4

Retail sales stagnate in July as wage growth remains slow

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The stars were supposed to be aligning for the retail industry. With the more Americans working and a key measure of consumer confidence at its highest level in nearly seven years, many economists predicted that retail sales would rise modestly for the sixth straight month. But yesterday, the … 1

Gas prices

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


General Manager David Sangiorgio named ‘Monitor’ publisher

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

David Sangiorgio, who has held numerous roles in his seven years at the Monitor, has been named publisher. The company conducted a national search for a publisher before choosing Sangiorgio, said Aaron Julien, president of Newspapers of New … 2

‘Telegraph’ to close State House bureau

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Telegraph of Nashua will close its State House bureau Friday and has laid off its longtime political reporter Kevin Landrigan. “The decision was an extremely difficult one to make, not just because of the hole it creates in our news coverage, but because it also means saying … 1

Rumford Energy customers – owed $3.3 million – likely to get no money in bankruptcy settlement

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More than 400 creditors, owed nearly $3.3 million by now-defunct Rumford Energy, probably won’t get back any of their money, according to a report from the trustee overseeing the company’s bankruptcy case. Rumford Energy, which was based in Concord until it abruptly closed in April 2007, had less … 0

After Camp Spaulding closure, Child and Family Services work to help those affected

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

When any camp closes, it’s likely a disappointment to the children who would have attended, but Camp Spaulding is not just any camp. The Penacook facility works with Child and Family Services to offer discounted or free stays to children from low-income families and those with incarcerated parents. … 0

Market Basket boycott ripples into neighboring stores, causing layoffs at Warner Aubuchon

Monday, August 11, 2014

After 40 years of working in retail, Steve Monette knows tough business conditions. He’s worked at Aubuchon Hardware locations during road construction that left excavators parked in front of his store’s front door. But he’s never seen anything … 22

BittWare: From downtown Concord to the rails of France and beyond

Monday, August 11, 2014

As the train roared past at 357 mph, observers barely saw it, they said later. And they definitely didn’t see the contribution of BittWare. The Concord company makes the computer board that helped keep the wheels on the … 0

Harvest Capital donates $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord recently received a $100,000 gift from Harvest Capital, a Concord-based multifamily office. This is the largest single donation to program operations in the club’s 75-year history and will be distributed to the club over five years, beginning this month. Harvest … 1

USDA names Regency Mortgage Corp. ‘Lender of the Year’

Monday, August 11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Regency Mortgage Corp. in Hooksett is New Hampshire’s Lender of the Year at a news conference recently. In 2013, Regency completed 156 loans, totaling $26.9 million, in conjunction with USDA Rural Development’s guaranteed homeownership loan program. Year to date, Regency has financed … 0