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Black Friday cheat sheet: A guide to the retail deals bonanza

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The turkey is brining, the silver is polished and the tablecloth is ironed for your fancy Thanksgiving dinner. So you know what that means: It’s time to make your game plan for shopping the Black Friday deals. Here, we’ve answered key questions in an attempt to help you get smart about filling that shopping cart – whether yours is real or virtual. When do the sales start? While most big …

When traveling over Thanksgiving, patience is a virtue – and a necessity

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

If the idea of travel around Thanksgiving Day, any kind of travel, makes you cringe – well, you’re probably smart. “Thanksgiving week tends to be the busiest week of the year because people stretch out the holiday,” said Thomas Malafronte, deputy director of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. “We’re anticipating that most, if not all, …

Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise

Monday, November 23, 2015

On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited. Still within sight of the gate, their jet sat motionless due to airport …

JetBlue unveiling improvements to Boston’s Logan Airport

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Logan International Airport is getting an update. JetBlue is unveiling the first phase of its terminal improvements Monday. The New York-based carrier has been working with MASSPORT, the airport operator, to update JetBlue’s Terminal C area with new interactive kiosks, updated flight information displays and other upgrades. The …

Why getting rid of free office snacks doesn’t come cheap

Sunday, November 15, 2015

To boost its bottom line, Sprint decided last week to end the era of free office snacks away from its employees. The move represents a tiny fraction of the struggling telecom’s effort to cut $2.5 billion from its total operating expenses. Axing the free food will shave $600,000 …

Energy drinks, ramen noodles and programming: NHTI holds semi-annual Game Jam

Sunday, November 15, 2015

When people walk away from you, they appear to get smaller – that’s how you know they’re farther away. But how quickly do they seem to shrink, and by how much? This is the sort of question that …

PHOTOS: Tailoring over two continents

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Andreas Trellis, who is Greek, has been working as a tailor in Concord for 32 years but in total has more 65 years of experience. After all those years he is still very busy. Clothes hang from most …

Online shopping won’t stir holiday hires

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Across the country and in cities like Seattle, holiday hiring for the big shopping season is expected to reach about the same level as last year – but with some crucial differences. The nature of those jobs is …

Eversource to use drone for shooting video of its power plants

Saturday, November 14, 2015

As Eversource prepares to sell off its various power pants, including coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow to nine hydroelectric dams across the state, it needs to get its marketing ready. These days, that means video shot from above. “We do anticipate use of a drone, where permissible. Video …

From top cop to pot protector: Ex-policeman changes views for new job

Saturday, November 14, 2015

For much of his 46-year career in law enforcement, Terrance Gainer viewed marijuana as a substance to be confiscated and its sellers as criminals to be investigated and arrested. He is now security chief for one of the nation’s leading medical-marijuana growers, tasked with, among other things, protecting …

Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

Friday, November 13, 2015

The federal government’s proposal Thursday to ban smoking inside and outside of public housing nationwide got a decidedly mixed reaction from the people most affected. Some who suffer from secondhand smoke were thrilled, but others, including some non-smokers, …

3 charged in cyberattacks against US finance companies

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Federal authorities in New York City say three people have been charged in the largest theft of consumer data from a U.S. financial institution in history. Authorities say the probe resulted from a huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank by assets. They say there were …

Local business pitch contest for women-oriented products canceled due to lack of entries

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A business-plan competition designed to encourage inventors to develop products “that empower women and families” has been canceled due to insufficient entries. “It’s a very specific set of criteria, and we just did not have enough submissions to feel that move forward with it was the thing to …