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Have a great idea? Here’s how to make it actually happen

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Adam Grant is not your typical business school professor. Just 34, he reached tenure while still in his 20s and finished his Ph.D in less than three years. He writes op-eds with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and got a book blurb from the likes of J.J. Abrams, the director of the new Star Wars film. His 2013 book, Give and Take, which challenged the old adage about nice guys finishing …

For sale in Concord: Magnificent mixture of form, function

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The executive ranch located at 33 Oakmont Drive in Concord is set in Mountain Green Estates, one of the capital’s most desirable neighborhoods. This beautifully manicured development of over 90 high-end homes is located next to the Concord Country Club, which provides homeowners the opportunity to enjoy their 20-tee driving range. Featuring three …

Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, city officials said Saturday. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from nearby buildings and poring over the twisted, crumpled steel …

Recent patents awarded in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Recent patents awarded to companies and individuals in New Hampshire: Parallel Wireless, Nashua, has been assigned a patent (9,232,547) developed by five co-inventors for “methods of incorporating an ad hoc cellular network into a fixed cellular network.” The co-inventors are Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, Mass., Steven Paul Papa, …

Farm boom fizzles as U.S. crop surplus expands financial strain

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The American farm boom is all but over. Farmland values are down from all-time highs. Global surpluses left corn and soybean prices below the cost of production. And the amount of agricultural debt relative to income ballooned to …

Holiday shopping season was not as merry as the retail industry expected

Sunday, January 17, 2016

As retailers from Macy’s to Best Buy have reported gloomy holiday season sales results in recent days, evidence had been mounting that the retail industry did not have a strong showing in its most important two months of the year. On Friday came confirmation. The National Retail Federation …

4 things every small-business owner should know about taxes

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a survey released last year by …

Hardware problem cuts off some Concord FairPoint service for an hour

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Telephone and DSL internet service was lost for a number of FairPoint customers in Concord for about an hour Friday. The loss was caused by an unspecific hardware problem, FairPoint said. Further details were not available. The problem began about 9 a.m. and was fixed in about an …

Markets sink as economic fears grow

Saturday, January 16, 2016

A global stock market sell-off that once appeared likely to only dent investor accounts turned into a larger retreat Friday as concerns grew over the state of China’s economy and the free fall in oil prices. The major U.S. markets tumbled more than 2 percent, leaving them near …

White House stops coal leases on federal land

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Obama administration is imposing a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year program must be modernized to ensure a fair financial return to taxpayers and address climate change. The program has …

Opinions mixed about what GE’s move to Boston means for Connecticut

Friday, January 15, 2016

Criticism of Connecticut’s business climate and policies came swiftly following the news that corporate giant General Electric would be moving its headquarters from suburban Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The state was dubbed Connectitax in a Wall Street Journal …

N.H. AG allows step closer to Balsams redevelopment

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The redevelopment of the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch has taken another step forward, thanks to the attorney general’s office. The Caledonian Record reported the decision was made Tuesday in the face of objections from some donors to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. The …

New Hampshire Hospital hopes raise for nurses helps draw new talent

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Officials at New Hampshire Hospital are hoping a recently approved raise for its nurses will help draw new talent and alleviate a staffing shortage. At its first meeting of the year, the Executive Council unanimously approved $465,127 for the remainder of the fiscal year and an additional $1.6 …