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WOLFEBORO: Huggins Hospital eyes CMC affiliation

Monday, November 30, 2015

A small hospital in Wolfeboro is exploring an affiliation with a much larger medical center in Manchester. The governing boards at Huggins Hospital and Catholic Medical Center have approved a non-binding letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. Huggins Hospital has 25 beds and 400 employees, while CMC has 330 beds with 2,500 employees. Officials say the two facilities have been working together for years, particularly in improving access to …

Staying up late: If you like shopping at night, then Midnight Merriment is for you

Monday, November 30, 2015

If you haven’t noticed, it’s December and that means your holiday shopping days are dwindling. Before you know it, you’re going to be driving around to any place that’s open on Christmas Eve looking for a gift that no one can definitively say was bought the night before. Don’t be like this (insert your name using the Direct TV commercial voice). We know …

It’s back!: We stopped by Concord Handmade to see what’s on the shelves

Monday, November 30, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, Alison Murphy was able to find an open storefront somewhere in the downtown area, which means her pop-up holiday shop, Concord Handmade, is up and running. Inside the 26 Pleasant St. location, you’ll find clothing and earrings, magnets and coffee cups – along with some other …

By one measure, wage disparity in NH has grown more than almost any other state

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wage inequality has grown more in New Hampshire over the past decade than in almost any other state, according to a new study that says wages for workers at the upper end of the scale has risen, while pay at the lower end of the scale has fallen …

Economist: N.H. is growing well, but shortage of workers will become an increasing problem

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Economist Dennis Delay grabbed the third rail of politics with both hands Friday during a presentation before the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, saying good economic times are coming our way but that extending them will require more …

1,111-carat diamond discovered in Botswana mine

Friday, November 20, 2015

From afar, Botswana’s diamond mines look like barren construction sites sunk into rocky hills. At their base, hulking excavation machines turn over what appear to be nothing more than piles of dirt. Yet within this “rubble” are some of the world’s most valuable precious stones - including, as …

Europe could reap benefits of U.S. interest rate hikes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In a high-stakes juncture for the global economy, the central banks of Europe and the United States are set to take opposing actions in December: the European Central Bank to cut rates, the Federal Reserve to raise them. …

Concord’s Eagle Hotel, One and Two Capital Plaza change hands in real estate deal

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Brady Sullivan Properties has purchased three marquee buildings in downtown Concord. Concord developer Ben Kelley, a commercial partner with Brady Sullivan, said the sale of the Eagle Hotel and One and Two Capital Plaza became official Monday. The …

Spielberg, Sondheim, Streisand among 17 recipients of the 2015 Medals of Freedom

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Sondheim, James Taylor, Itzhak Perlman and Gloria and Emilio Estefan are among the 17 individuals to receive the 2015 Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. The honors will be presented in a ceremony Nov. 24 at the White House. President Obama …

Business people for Nov. 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Joanne Gagnon was hired as vice president and commercial banker at Bank of New Hampshire. She has nearly 30 years of experience in financial services and commercial lending. She will work in the Concord Main Street office. Peter …

Business notes for Nov. 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Concord celebrated it’s 15th anniversary with an event that raised more than $1,000 for the Boy & Girls Club of Central New Hampshire. Belknap Subaru in Tilton delivered a Subaru filled with supplies to the Lake’s Region Humane Society. Milestone Engineering …

Hassan, top lawmakers, gather for leadership retreat

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Republican and Democratic lawmakers put aside their differences this weekend to gather for a leadership retreat in northern New Hampshire. The Business and Industry Association hosted a retreat from Sunday evening into this afternoon for policy and business leaders at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield. Gov. …

Daily fantasy sports companies seek gambling approval abroad

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Top daily fantasy sports companies are fiercely rejecting the idea that their rapidly growing industry should be considered gambling in the United States. But FanDuel and DraftKings are okay with that label in the United Kingdom. They’re embracing it as a step toward global expansion. U.K. gambling regulators …