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Theft of copper cable causes subway disruption

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters yesterday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely between the Rockaway Boulevard and Broad Channel stations in Queens and replace it with shuttle buses during the morning rush. The cable was stolen from about 12 locations …

Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And executives say they’re confident regulators will allow the creation of another U.S. TV and internet giant. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the …

Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Iranian security court yesterday began the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months. Jason Rezaian, the Post’s 39-year-old bureau chief in Tehran, is being tried in a Revolutionary Court on allegations of “espionage for the hostile government of the …

Business notes for May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Colby House Inn in Henniker has named its new restaurant Bartlett’s Restaurant after the inn’s original owner, Samuel Bartlett. LRGHealthcare is expanding its Convenience Care locations at the Laconia Clinic and Hillside Medical Park in Gilford. It will discontinue Convenience Care service at Lakes Region General Hospital. …

Owner will sell or close Bona Fide Green Goods on South Main Street

Sunday, May 10, 2015

When Deborah de Moulpied opened Bona Fide Green Goods in 2007, you couldn’t buy LED light bulbs at Home Depot or Lowe’s. Natural cleaning products weren’t on the shelves in the big-box stores. Low-flow shower heads were hard …

For first time in 22 years, Sugar River Bank adds a branch, this time in Concord

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Newport-based Sugar River Bank celebrated its grand opening in Concord last week, marking the bank’s first new branch in 22 years. The sparkling 35,000-square-foot flagship branch on Loudon Road could look like a change in strategy for Sugar …

Shaheen introduces energy-efficiency bill

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced a bill she said would reduce operating costs for places like hospitals, universities and manufacturing plants by helping them make efficient use of energy that would otherwise be wasted. The bill addresses regulatory barriers that hamper the use of heat recovery …

Businesses not yet seeing tangible deals from Turkey trip

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Nearly a year after Gov. Maggie Hassan’s controversial trade mission to Turkey with representatives from seven New Hampshire businesses, there are few tangible results such as new sales, contracts or distribution deals. But when it comes to international …

To the beach! AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

Sunday, May 10, 2015

With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005. AAA said Friday that the number …

How can women raise money? Let us count the ways

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Kavita Shukla started her company a few years ago at a farmers market with $300 dollars and an idea that had been ruminating since a middle school science project. A decade later, her vision – a piece of paper infused with spices that would keep food fresh – …

Federal programs to help homeowners extended

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Two federal programs intended to help struggling homeowners have been extended. The Home Affordable Modification Program and the Home Affordable Refinance Program, both launched in 2009 to boost the housing recovery by limiting foreclosures, were set to end in December. At a speech in Los Angeles on Friday, …

Five ways women can take it to the next level in business

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Women are running more than a third of the privately owned businesses in the United States. With their job numbers, income, and overall growth rates accelerating at a rapid clip, it’s no surprise they are feeling optimistic about business conditions and their prospects for the future. In fact, …

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig’s driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no …