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FILE - This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Not so fast cordcutters — cable’s not going anywhere

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. …

Business notes for Oct. 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Meredith Rotary Club recently hosted 11 exchange students from Rotary District 7870, which covers southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire, for a weekend trip to the Squam Lake Natural Science Center and a Mt. Washington boat cruise, among other activities. The students were from Belgium Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and Thailand. Two Meredith students joined, one of whom …

Business people for Oct. 21, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Furniture maker Jim Zink recently began accepting holiday orders. Zink specializes in custom heirloom furniture. A hallway table made of cherry and ebony will be on display at Meredith Village Savings Bank the first two weeks of November. Kathy Higgins-Doolan, an emergency medical service provider and state EMS field services manager, recently was honored by the New Hampshire Fire Services and Emergency Medical …

Merrimack County Savings Bank system transfer leads to declined cards for 1,500 customers

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

About 10 percent of Merrimack County Savings Bank customers could not use their debit cards earlier this week after the bank switched its core computer processing system over the weekend. All but about 600 of those customers should have normal service by now, with all customers scheduled to …

Banks carry the risk, pay the bill in retail data breaches

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The debit cards affected by a Merrimack County Savings Bank system transfer were issued recently as replacements after a retail security breach. The headache of 1,500 customers with debit card problems is just one more cost of the rising tide of cybersecurity breaches. Banks are also responsible for …

You have a phone. Do you need HTC’s video camera?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets to snap pictures and film concerts, speeches – their kids’ ballet recitals – and instantly share the experiences with friends and family. At many events people aren’t even looking …

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices – and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs – earned a Nobel Prize yesterday for two Japanese …

Spring frosts lead to USDA disaster declaration for New Hampshire crops

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Frost, freeze and wild temperature changes during the 2014 growing season damaged some New Hampshire crops. As a result, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated nine of the state’s 10 counties as “primary natural disaster” areas. The designation means farmers in eligible areas have eight months to …

A year later, Liberty Utilities assesses storm damage to historic Concord gasholder

Monday, October 6, 2014

The company that owns the historic Concord gasholder has finally begun to assess storm damage sustained more than a year ago at the 19th century building. Built in 1888 by the Concord Gas Light Co., the gasholder has …

Global Impact: Boyle Energy technology used at power plants, refineries around the world

Monday, October 6, 2014

In 2003, Mike Boyle was dissatisfied with his company’s performance. So he changed direction, developed a brand-new technology and in 2012, debuted it in one of the largest fuel refining projects in the world. Boyle’s new technology – …

Business people for Oct. 6, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lauren Simon Irwin, partner at Upton & Hatfield, recently contributed to the treatise Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace: A Practical Guide, published by Bloomberg BNA. The book addresses workplace law and human resource practice relating …

N.H. HHS conference focuses on long-term services, supports

Monday, October 6, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services recently hosted NH Care Path – Opening Doors to Community Long-Term Services and Supports, an all-day conference in Concord for professionals in the field and those who serve the military and their families. The goal of the conference was …

Business notes for Oct. 6, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Lincoln Financial Foundation recently awarded $6,000 to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind for its vital peer support programs in Concord, Manchester and the Seacoast. The group uses peer support to help people who are losing …