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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups. Administration officials and advocates say those steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally that Obama signaled he'd pursue after immigration efforts in Congress collapsed.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration. Administration officials and advocates said the steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally that Obama signaled … 3

Hopeful for a new owner, local businesses stick to Steeplegate Mall

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Richard Buessing has worked at Steeplegate Mall since it opened in 1990. In carts and kiosks, he has sold everything from slippers to sunglasses. For the last 14 years, he has owned True Confections candy store. Earlier this month, Rouse Properties announced the company had defaulted on its loan for Steeplegate and would … 4

Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer said he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching a business class at Stanford in the fall. Microsoft Corp. … 0

Business people for Aug. 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Julie Baron of Gilford, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Donna murry of Meredith, vice president and investment officer at Bank of New Hampshire, recently joined the Leadership Lakes Region Board of Directors. Both … 0

Yelp CEO reviews his own business after 10 years

Sunday, August 10, 2014

After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history recently, the online business review site has panned on Wall Street. The company’s stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results came out, wiping out its gains … 0

Northeast berry farms fight late-season fruit fly

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms’ late-season fruit two years ago, forcing some small growers out of business. The tiny spotted wing drosophila arrived … 0

Bhutanese refugees embrace community garden on farmer’s land

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The old cherry trees wouldn’t be moved, Tony Gillespie decided while tilling soil on his 13 bucolic acres in Canterbury. The shade he’d provide would be appreciated on hot days at the community garden, he thought, when planning … 18

Financial health a matter of time, not smarts

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Conventional wisdom says the more you know about personal finance, the better off you’ll be at managing your money. But a new survey suggests that knowledge alone is not enough. For your finances to be in good shape, you also need to be aware of something else: your … 0

Quebec e-cigarette company expands to Colebrook

Saturday, August 9, 2014

An electronic cigarette company from Quebec is expanding its operations to Colebrook. Vaporium Inc. plans to open at the end of the month in 7,500-square-feet of manufacturing space at the Colebrook Industrial Park. It plans to hire at least 10 workers by early 2015. Sylvain Longpre, president of … 0

3 Market Basket board members press for solution

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Three Market Basket officials want resolution Three members of Market Basket’s board of directors are pressing the feuding shareholders to resolve their dispute to help the beleaguered supermarket chain resume normal operations. The directors said yesterday that 25,000 workers and two million customers “shouldn’t be held hostage for … 0

Some tenants homeless after city empties Vegas Block

Saturday, August 9, 2014

With a sigh, Ramona Benvenutti leaned against the brick wall outside the Vegas Block yesterday afternoon. Her dark hair, streaked with gray, was pulled back into a bun. Her weary eyes scanned North Main Street for her cab. … 14

Market Basket proposal shot down by Arthur T.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Three members of Market Basket’s board of directors say they’ve proposed a plan to get the beleaguered supermarket chain back to normal operations with the help of its fired chief executive officer, but he doesn’t like it. In a statement yesterday, the three board members said their proposal … 1

GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

Saturday, August 9, 2014

General Motors has issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. The recalls in North America pushed GM’s total for the year to 66, covering just over 29 million cars and trucks. That beats the company’s old full-year record … 0