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The niece of Catherine Zannerini of Barnstead welcomes the new extended family pet Ginger as her family waits to leave with the first adoption at the new facility on Silk Farm Road in Concord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

SPCA opens new shelter in Concord, expands its capacity for animals

Thursday, April 17, 2014

When Catherine Zannerini’s family pulled the car into the parking lot of the new Pope Memorial SPCA of Merrimack County on Tuesday, she was confused. Zannerini thought they were just going to lunch. Instead, her relatives were bringing the retired Tewskbury, Mass., resident to meet Ginger, the 6-year-old Corgi-terrier mix they secretly picked out for her at the shelter last weekend. She stuck her fingers under the glass door of Ginger’s kennel, clicking her tongue at the small brown-and-white dog who was already looking up at her with adoring eyes. “I love her already,” Zannerini said, and Ginger gave her hand a little lick. When … 3

States want Google to crack down on online drug sales

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Several state attorneys general are pressing Google to make it harder for its users to find counterfeit prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, marking the second time in the past three years that the firm has drawn government scrutiny for its policies on rogue internet pharmacies. Their complaints, conveyed in a letter signed by 24 top state prosecutors, led to private meetings with … 0

Concord Area Transit to study bus route to Franklin

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A bus trip from Franklin to Concord means taking a ride in the Winnipesaukee Transit Service system to Tilton, near Exit 18 off Interstate 93. If schedules align, riders can then hop a bus to Concord. The organization that operates Concord Area Transit and the Winnipesaukee Transit Service thinks getting from Franklin to the capital should be easier. Last week, Community Action Program … 1

Mohegan Tribe protects benefits with casino empire

Monday, April 7, 2014

A gambling slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren’t feeling the pinch – not with money coming in from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe … 0

GOP helps expand health care law choices

Monday, April 7, 2014

At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it. Democrats describe … 0

Making it big slippery slope for crowd-funded companies

Sunday, April 6, 2014

When Oliver Housknecht gave virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR $25 through crowdfunding website Kickstarter two years ago, he wanted to help a startup grow into a larger, independent company. Instead, Oculus became part of one. Housknecht was … 0

7 million enrolled doesn’t guarantee health law’s success

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Obama’s health care law, but that doesn’t guarantee success for the country’s newest social program Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts … 1

Hospitals in Vt., N.H. reject powerful painkiller Zohydro

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Several hospitals that serve Vermont and New Hampshire will not be stocking the powerful new painkiller that officials fear could be easily abused. Fletcher Allen Health Care, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center all confirmed Friday that they will not be stocking the drug Zohydro, which … 0

‘Women and Investing’ program offered

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation has started an educational program called “Women & Investing.” Barry Glennon, director of the bureau, said the initiative is designed for women of all ages, including those facing significant life and financial transitions, such as widowhood, divorce, job loss, retirement, first-time … 0

New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ahead of a House vote on a bill allowing two casinos in the state, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway has ramped up lobbying efforts to drive home the point: They would make a fine site for a casino. General Manager Jerry Gappens hosted a breakfast Tuesday at the … 2

U.S. finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all of the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession. Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent. … 0

California: CEO’s exit raises free-speech issues

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation. Mozilla co-founder Brendan … 1

N.H. Legislature considers giving attorney general FTC’s power to review hospital collaborations

Friday, April 4, 2014

Legislators are considering a bill to give the attorney general the power to review hospital collaborations, which hospitals say could help them survive in today’s tumultuous health care market. Supporters say the bill could prevent the state from facing a sudden bankruptcy at a small community hospital, like … 0