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This photo made with a fisheye lens shows a sign atop mostly empty meat shelves at Market Basket in Haverhill, Mass., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. As an employee revolt at the New England grocery store chain headed into its fifth week, the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire made the unusual move of personally stepping into negotiations aimed at ending a standoff threatening the future of the popular low-priced supermarkets. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Market Basket fix coming, govs say

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The governors of New Hampshire and Massachusetts said last night they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement issued late yesterday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan … 0

Tech-driven conveniences creeping into New Hampshire

Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s the rosy promise of living in a modern, tech-driven world: Push a button, and your errands are done. But until recently, conveniences like grocery delivery, same-day delivery for online orders, and on-call car services have been concentrated in populous urban centers like San Francisco, New York City and Boston. Some of them … 0

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 … 4

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

Market Basket part-time employees’ hours eliminated

Friday, August 8, 2014

On Sunday, Corey Browne and a group of other grocery clerks from the Fort Eddy Road Market Basket in Concord will be playing games in the sun at Funspot in Laconia. They might as well enjoy the summer weather a little, they said. “It’s not like we have … 0

City orders tenants to leave Vegas Block

Friday, August 8, 2014

Concord officials have ordered tenants of the Vegas Block on North Main Street in Concord to move out of the building by noon today. Carlos Baia, deputy city manager for development, said numerous violations of fire and life-safety codes have made the building uninhabitable. The word “danger” is … 8

Report: Spending by New Englanders strongest in U.S.

Friday, August 8, 2014

New Englanders spent more on food, health care, gas to run their cars and electricity to heat and cool their homes in 2012 than most other Americans, according to statistics released yesterday by the federal government showing that spending has rebounded since the recession ended in 2009. The … 0

N.H. ski areas upgrade lifts, trails, snowmaking

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Hampshire ski areas have been busy this summer with new lifts, trails and snowmaking improvements as they get ready for later this year. Ski NH, the state association representing 33 alpine and cross-country resorts in the state, said lifts have been replaced and improved at Ragged Mountain … 1

Legislation sparked by hepatitis C outbreak signed into law

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan signed two bills into law yesterday designed to prevent future outbreaks like the one that infected dozens of people with hepatitis C as a result of misconduct by a New Hampshire lab technician. “By requiring a drug-free workplace and program at licensed health care facilities … 1

Concord Community Arts Center open for business, seeking tenants

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

As Dustin Rose surveyed his new private fitness studio inside the former Rumford School on Monday, he noted the new space had something his old one didn’t: windows. Rose, a South End resident who owns Dustin’s Fitness Solutions, … 0

British Airways joins Emirates in West African flight ban amid Ebola outbreak

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

British Airways joined Gulf carrier Emirates in scrapping West African routes in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak as most rival operators keep flying with heightened medical checks. Emirates halted services to Conakry in Guinea at the weekend citing guidance from health authorities. British Airways said in a … 0

Grocery workers rally for fired chief executive

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thousands of workers and customers at the troubled Market Basket supermarket chain shouted “Bring him back!” yesterday at a boisterous rally designed to pressure management to reinstate the company’s fired chief executive or accept his offer to buy … 9