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Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall campaign stop at the American Legion, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Verizon Wireless Arena to be renamed ‘SNHU Arena’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester will be getting a new name. Southern New Hampshire University has signed a multi-year partnership with SMG, the company that manages the arena, for the naming rights. It will be known as “SNHU Arena” starting Sept. 1. The university said Tuesday the partnership will include internships for SNHU students, information booths for prospective students …

Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that’s sprung up in China: drone pilot schools. China is already the world’s biggest drone manufacturer, churning out remote-controlled flying machines that range from 3-D urban mappers to tear-gas …

Business people for Feb. 1, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Richard Wyman was appointed president of Meredith Village Savings Bank. Wyman has more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership and has served as an executive officer and CFO for several Maine-based banks, ranging from local community mutual banks to a publicly traded multi-bank holding company. He joined MVSB in August 2001 …

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 …

General Electric to move headquarters to Boston

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

General Electric announced Wednesday it will move its headquarters to Boston, leaving the sprawling suburban Connecticut campus it has called home over the past four decades for a technology-rich city it says better fits its ambitions as an …

Stocks rebound after early slide; tech stocks lead gains

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A volatile day on Wall Street ended in upbeat fashion Tuesday as a late-afternoon rally led by technology stocks pushed the market to a modest gain. The turnaround helped snap an eight-day trading slump for the Nasdaq composite, …

Winning Powerball is like picking a single letter from 182 weeks of ‘Monitor’s

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Human brains can’t handle numbers like 292 million, which is why you think you have a chance to win the Powerball grand prize. (Odds of picking the winning combination of numbers are 292,201,338 to 1.) Well, you don’t. …

Powerball jackpot world’s largest at $1.3 billion

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Disappointed you didn’t win the Powerball jackpot this weekend? Don’t be. Lottery officials say the prize has now swelled to an estimated $1.3 billion – the world’s largest. Ever. “Biggest jackpot in the history of the world. Absolutely …