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Google software engineer and Google In Residence Sabrina Williams talks with students during a Google Student Development class on Impostor Syndrome at Howard University in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

In push to diversify, Google goes to college

Monday, May 4, 2015

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African-American woman, kept office hours until 2 a.m. if that’s what it took to see everyone, and had an additional title: Google In Residence. “It was an awesome class,” said Alanna, …

Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

Monday, May 4, 2015

The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by the Associated Press. Both sides agree the added limits and hurdles placed on Ohio …

Gas prices expected to hover around $2.50 through the summer

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Any driver who’s filled their gas tank in the last week has noticed prices have crept back up. Last week, drivers paid an average of $2.55 for a gallon of gas in New Hampshire, up 13 cents from a couple of weeks ago and substantially higher than the $2 average recorded when prices …

Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

Sunday, April 26, 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a “millennium camera” that …

For sale in Bow: Magnificent views, inside and out

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This stunning, contemporary colonial at 16 Longview Drive in Bow truly has it all. With magnificent views from almost every room, it features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, an abundance of entertaining space, a fantastic finished basement, and an …

How London man may have helped trigger the ‘flash crash’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city’s glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, managed …

As Senate vets budget, some N.H. business leaders say tourism promo cuts will cost state

Friday, April 24, 2015

Riders on transit systems in New York and New Jersey last year were beckoned by colorful ads to “Live Free and Unwind” in New Hampshire. The marketing campaign, which featured a sailboat gliding through the water near Portsmouth, was paid for by the Division of Travel and Tourism …

NH PUC launches investigation into soaring New England energy prices

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The state Public Utilities Commission is launching an investigation into the state’s high electricity costs, hoping to find solutions. “Overall, the average retail price of electricity in New England is the highest in the continental United States, posing a threat to our region’s economic competitiveness,” said the PUC …

SBA Administrator, Kuster laud Concord’s Blake’s All-Natural, small-business loans

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chris Licata prepped his audience for the message he was about to deliver: He had an overwhelmingly positive experience with a government agency. “It seems like it’s never been more in style to criticize government and the things that are going on,” said Licata, president of Blake’s All …

Residential unit sales, prices up in Q1 of 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A strong start to the state’s residential housing market was capped off by a robust March, according to New Hampshire Association of Realtors’ quarterly report. Unit sales were up 6 percent for the month, and the $226,000 median price for a residential home was the highest in any …

In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains’ rise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New York City is increasingly becoming a chain store city. Looking for a Seinfeld-style coffee shop? It’s sharing the city with 280 Starbucks and more than 530 Dunkin’ Donuts. A good neighborhood deli? It’s competing with some 460 …

Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch – the cold-water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were from Canada, not New England. Canadian imports of …

Business people for April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alexandra Breed was named chairwoman of the trusts and estates department at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Boston University School of Law. Richard Uchida, a lawyer and partner at Hinckley …