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U.S. energy chief: New England energy issues vexing

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The nation’s top energy official delivered a blunt message yesterday to a Connecticut audience of energy executives, regulators, environmentalists and others who already know that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses and running power plants in New England is among the costliest in the nation. Ernest Moniz, U.S. secretary of energy, stopping in Providence, R.I., and Hartford in a monthslong federal review of energy issues, said New England doesn’t … 3

Mount Washington Hotel’s role in 1944 conference to be discussed

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Mount Washington Hotel and its setting for the genesis of the International Monetary Fund in 1944 will be the subject of an upcoming talk. It’s been nearly 70 years since the Bretton Woods conference laid the groundwork for the fund and the World Bank. Representatives of 44 countries met at the hotel that July and agreed on a framework for economic cooperation … 0

Business notes

Sunday, April 20, 2014

RE/MAX BAYSIDE’S Commercial Division was involved in the sale of Waukewan Golf Course in Center Harbor. The property was listed by Anthony Avrutine and Mike LaPierre of RE/MAX Bayside’s Commercial Division and sold by Tom Drouin of the Roche Realty Group. GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND announces a partnership with 29 local companies to launch locally-sourced, sustainable merchandise sales – 100% Neighbor-Made. … 0

PHOTOS: Motorcycle swap meet

Monday, April 7, 2014

Members of the New Hampshire chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse who go by their road names to protect their identities, from left, Crusher, Bubbles and Bear, who is the president, get ready to leave the motorcycle swap … 0

Mohegan Tribe protects benefits with casino empire

Monday, April 7, 2014

A gambling slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren’t feeling the pinch – not with money coming in from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe … 0

GOP helps expand health care law choices

Monday, April 7, 2014

At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it. Democrats describe … 0

Making it big slippery slope for crowd-funded companies

Sunday, April 6, 2014

When Oliver Housknecht gave virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR $25 through crowdfunding website Kickstarter two years ago, he wanted to help a startup grow into a larger, independent company. Instead, Oculus became part of one. Housknecht was … 0

7 million enrolled doesn’t guarantee health law’s success

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Obama’s health care law, but that doesn’t guarantee success for the country’s newest social program Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts … 1

Hospitals in Vt., N.H. reject powerful painkiller Zohydro

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Several hospitals that serve Vermont and New Hampshire will not be stocking the powerful new painkiller that officials fear could be easily abused. Fletcher Allen Health Care, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center all confirmed Friday that they will not be stocking the drug Zohydro, which … 0

‘Women and Investing’ program offered

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation has started an educational program called “Women & Investing.” Barry Glennon, director of the bureau, said the initiative is designed for women of all ages, including those facing significant life and financial transitions, such as widowhood, divorce, job loss, retirement, first-time … 0

New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ahead of a House vote on a bill allowing two casinos in the state, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway has ramped up lobbying efforts to drive home the point: They would make a fine site for a casino. General Manager Jerry Gappens hosted a breakfast Tuesday at the … 2

U.S. finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all of the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession. Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent. … 0

California: CEO’s exit raises free-speech issues

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation. Mozilla co-founder Brendan … 1