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Los Angeles mayor proposes minimum wage increase to $13.25

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Los Angeles, the second-most populous U.S. city, would boost its minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, almost twice the current federal minimum, under a proposal by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti, a 43-year-old Democrat, will ask the city council to lift the prevailing $9 minimum to $10.25 next year, then phase in $1.50 annual raises over the following two years, according to his office. The mayor’s proposal yesterday, timed for the … 0

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 … 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

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

Downtown: Recipe for healthy downtown housing is a hard one to cook up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The 30-odd apartments in the Vegas Block in Concord are empty. What happens to them next is anyone’s guess – and the city’s dream. Since the building was declared uninhabitable due to a litany of fire and life-safety code violations earlier this month, the blighted brick building became … 1

Global Impact: Boscawen’s Elektrisola sends products to Brazil for auto manufacturing

Sunday, August 24, 2014

If you worked at a chocolatier, wouldn’t you hope the company holiday bonus included some merchandise to take home? You wouldn’t if you worked at a wire manufacturer. “Wire. It’s just not that flamboyant of a product,” said … 0

Business notes for Aug. 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced that it will support the Greater Meredith Program’s Sculpture walk with a $5,000 donation to help maintain and update the display. The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic presented by Bank of New Hampshire was held Aug. 11 at the Laconia Country Club. The event … 0

Business people for Aug. 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Christine Heath was recently promoted to mortgage loan originator at Sugar River Bank’s Warner branch. Scott Oosterveen, MD, recently joined GI Associates of New Hampshire at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord. Robert Stein, founder of the Stein Law Firm, recently returned … 0

Gasoline falls in Lundberg survey with oil at 7-month low

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The cheapest crude oil since January has refiners producing fuel at record rates, helping lower the cost of gasoline at pumps across the country. The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps dropped 4.21 cents in the two weeks ended Friday to $3.4785 a gallon, according to … 0

Wear this device so the boss knows you’re losing weight

Sunday, August 24, 2014

To fight rising medical costs, oil company BP last year offered Cory Slagle – a 260-pound former football lineman – an unusual way to trim $1,200 from his annual insurance bill. One option was to wear a fitness-tracking … 0

For sale in Weare: Lakeside beauty offers unsurpassed lifestyle

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Imagine owning your own lakefront retreat where your vacation never ends! The spacious contemporary home at 68 Woodfern Road in Weare is nestled along Lake Horace, so you can enjoy swimming, fishing or boating in your own backyard. … 0

Some growers win, some lose in Market Basket tiff

Saturday, August 23, 2014

From farmers markets teeming with new customers in New Hampshire to a Massachusetts flower grower desperately seeking new buyers for tens of thousands of mums, fallout from the Market Basket stalemate has been a mixed bag. The two-month-old employee revolt at the 71-store grocery chain coincides with what … 0

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 … 0