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Racquet Club of Concord sold before foreclosure auction

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A buyer has purchased the Racquet Club of Concord, staying a foreclosure auction that had been scheduled for yesterday morning. The Nelson family built the health club on Garvins Falls Road in 1972. In a voicemail Tuesday, Debbie Nelson said Charles Mabardy has officially bought the Racquet Club. He signed the papers Tuesday night, she said. The change was recorded at the Merrimack County Registry of Deeds yesterday morning. “We … 0

Market Basket turmoil disrupts plans for Warner liquor outlet

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The shutdown of Market Basket locations across New England has stalled conversations about a new New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet in Warner. New Hampshire Liquor Commission officials had been speaking with a real estate administrator for the Massachusetts-based grocery chain but those conversations are “on hold given the fluidity of the current situation,” said commission spokesman E.J. Powers. The commission “is exploring … 3

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Market Basket’s leaders are calling for all employees to return to work Aug. 4 or risk being replaced. Many employees of the regional grocery chain have been on an unofficial strike since July 21, refusing to deliver fresh produce to the chain’s 71 stores until the board of directors reinstates ousted CEO Arthur … 9

Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Gallup poll found that 35 percent of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job – one with a higher wage. That may not seem like much, but the July reading is the highest since December 2007, the start of the Great Recession, … 0

Google mulls transforming NYC pay phones into Wi-Fi hot spots

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Google is among several technology companies considering a plan that uses pay phone locations to give New Yorkers free wireless internet access. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company was among more than 50 attendees at an informational meeting in May for the project, according to a city document. Bids … 0

Amazon announces all-you-can-read plan

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Amazon.com announced Friday that it is instituting a monthly subscription service that will allow as many ebooks as a customer wants. The service, called Kindle Unlimited, gives customers access to Amazon’s catalog of 600,000 Kindle books and “thousands” of audio books. For a monthly fee of $9.99, Kindle … 0

Market Basket deliveries missed at Concord locations

Friday, July 18, 2014

At least five managers from the Market Basket on Storrs Street attended a rally at the company’s headquarters in Massachusetts yesterday to show support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and rebellion against his replacements. The store did … 0

Market Basket corporate employees threaten walkout

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One year ago today, Market Basket employees gathered at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters. Then-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’s position was in jeopardy, and they wanted to show their support. Today, a group of employees from the grocery chain’s headquarters … 40

Community Development Finance Authority awards $700,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord has received nearly $700,000 in tax credits for a much-needed expansion of its Suncook branch, though the nonprofit was the only regional applicant to the statewide program this year. The state’s Community Development Finance Authority awarded nearly $6 million in … 0

Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000-job cut

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft announced the biggest layoff in its 39-year history yesterday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor’s drive for the company to make its own … 0

Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM’s mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Yesterday’s grilling was GM’s … 0

Senate approves abortion clinic safety bill

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics. The bill was recommended by the Judiciary Committee yesterday afternoon. Hours later the full Senate approved it on a voice vote. The proposal would let the police disperse groups substantially impeding access to Massachusetts … 0

Declaration of Independence signer’s Kingston home for sale

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The home of New Hampshire Declaration of Independence signer Josiah Bartlett is up for sale after being in the family for seven generations. The 18-acre property in Kingston offers a white 4,600-square-foot, four-bedroom farmhouse that was built in … 2