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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo's latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, which is expected raise more than $24 billion for the e-commerce company and its early backers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Yahoo cashes in with Alibaba investment

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon. The latest windfall came with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO completed late Thursday, in which the Chinese e-commerce giant raised $25 billion. Alibaba’s shares began trading for the first time yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange. … 0

On race weekend, NHMS general manager Gappens 'does everything'

Friday, September 19, 2014

The white Toyota with “NHMS 1” license plates was getting a lot of looks as it passed through a sea of RVs yesterday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Sylvania 300 green flag doesn’t drop until Sunday, but the annual campsite scene was already in high gear. “It’s like its … 2

UNH program brings family businesses together to learn from experts, each other

Friday, September 19, 2014

The time to patch the roof is when the sun is shining. And the time to write a buy-sell agreement with your family members and business partners is before someone throws the cranberry sauce at the wall on Thanksgiving. Writing a buy-sell agreement has been one of the most important things the owners of Maine Line Graphics of Deering have done since buying … 0

Kidde recalls 1.2 million smoke, carbon monoxide detectors

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A North Carolina company is recalling roughly 1.2 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms it sold in the U.S. between January and July of this year. Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., known as Kidde, discovered the alarms could fail following a power outage, the company said in a … 0

Evening broadcasts start next week at New Hampshire 1 News

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Four clocks hang on the wall inside the newsroom at Bill Binnie’s new TV station in Concord. They are labeled for Portsmouth, Nashua, Manchester and Concord. They all reported the time to be 11:06 a.m. yesterday, their hands … 3

Apple reveals smartwatch and new, larger iPhones

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smart watch yesterday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smart phone onto a smaller screen that’s never more than an arm’s length from the wearer’s eyes. The … 0

‘An experience’: New I-93 Hooksett welcome centers to be open by Christmas

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Alex Ray is 13 months into a major project to replace two outdated liquor and wine outlets with state-of-the-art visitor centers off Interstate 93 in Hooksett – and he’s ahead of schedule. The 20,000-square-foot New Hampshire Liquor and … 6

Concord Hospital CEO outlines vision for future

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The way Robert Steigmeyer sees it, Concord Hospital is an ideal “place to build a health care system of the future.” However, the CEO isn’t quite ready to spell out specifics – keep an eye out for those … 0

GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers

Monday, September 8, 2014

General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, … 0

U.S. job market’s lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

Monday, September 8, 2014

The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay. The unemployment rate has sunk to a nearly normal 6.1 percent. Employers have added a robust 2.5 … 0

Newsmakers for Sept. 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sandra Fay, staff accountant at Mason + Rich Professional Association in Concord, recently became a certified pro-adviser for QuickBooks Online. Fay is also a board member and treasurer for the Parent Information Center. Charlie Gorhan, senior vice president … 0

Business notes for Sept. 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Pemi-Baker Literacy, located in the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth. The organization plans to use the grant to purchase new laptops, which will enable access to online study materials and tests, and to cover other expenses. … 0

Global Impact: Labsphere technology in satellites overhead and the phone in your pocket

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Labsphere, tucked away in tiny North Sutton, has a beyond-global impact. Its work has influenced technology from the camera phone in your pocket to satellites orbiting the Earth miles overhead, including one launched about a decade ago by … 0