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PETERBOROugh: Hospital’s network crashes

Friday, September 4, 2015

A failed network switch pushed Monadnock Community Hospital back into the pre-computer era for four days this week, forcing it to close its surgery and radiology departments, send some patients to other hospitals, and run everything from the emergency room to birthing suite with paper and pen. “It’s a function of living in the world we do today. Everything is digital,” said Laura Gingras, vice president of philanthropy and community …

Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled he could take the same tax credit used by some of the people who put …

New Hampshire Electric Co-op warning of possible phone scam

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Hampshire Electrical Cooperative is warning its customers about a phone scam that threatens to disconnect members’ electric service if they don’t make an immediate payment. “After a rash of similar scam attempts last May, NHEC is urging its members to recognize when they are being targeted and avoid becoming a victim,” said a statement released by the cooperative Tuesday. The New Hampshire …

Why some farmers are deciding to go GMO-free

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Five years ago, Dan Beyers took his farm in a new direction. Or, rather, back in an old direction. The Pana, Ill.-area farmer had been using corn and soybean seeds genetically modified to work with glyphosate – the …

Veteran N.H. journalist David Brooks joins ‘Monitor’ staff

Sunday, August 23, 2015

David Brooks, a multimedia journalist who has spent nearly three decades reporting in New Hampshire, joins the Monitor staff today. His wide-ranging beat will include business, science, the environment and energy. He will bring to the Monitor his …

For sale in Loudon: Incredible design, amazing amenities

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The beautiful, executive style ranch home at 74 Plateau Ridge Road in Loudon offers single-level living and an incredible design aesthetic. Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is both spacious and serene, located at the end …

Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Well, that was fun while it lasted. For years, investors in U.S. stocks shrugged off threats – a government shutdown, fear of a euro collapse, a near U.S. debt default – and just kept on buying. At the sixth anniversary of the bull market in March, the Standard …

Team that raided Fogle’s home used mobile laboratory

Saturday, August 22, 2015

When they arrived at Jared Fogle’s home last month, law enforcement officials were armed with more than a search warrant: They rolled up with a mobile forensics laboratory that has revolutionized how Indiana investigates child-exploitation and pornography crimes …

While Congress argues over Iran, Europe rushes to do business there

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The ink was barely dry on a landmark agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program before a German government plane packed with the nation’s economic elite touched down in Tehran. The trip was just the first in a rush of European ministers and business people flocking to …

10 years after Katrina, ‘New’ New Orleans leaves many behind

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Talking about New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina, people often reach for the Bible, describing an economic and cultural resurrection. Helped by billions in recovery money, buoyed by volunteers and driven by the grit of its own …

Snapchat in deep water financially

Thursday, August 20, 2015

People are all abuzz about Snapchat’s financials, which were leaked online this week. If you haven’t seen them, the outlook isn’t good: Snapchat lost $128 million during the first 11 months of 2014. And it took in just $3 million in revenue over the same period, according to …

Market endures worst day across 18 months

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares and heavy selling by technical traders. The global rout started in China, where sharp declines in energy and …

Sandwich chain’s latest challenge: forgetting pitchman

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Subway benefited hugely from Jared Fogle’s weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future. It’s not clear how customers will react to Fogle pleading guilty to allegations …