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New Hampshire Employment Security offers job fairs covering several industries

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire Employment Security is planning three job fairs in March covering several industries, including one specifically geared to veterans. On March 10, the office will team up with several groups, including the National Guard, for its “Hiring Our Heroes Job and Resource Fair” at the Sweeney Post in Manchester. Entry-level and skilled and professional positions will be available. Job seekers can go to Exeter Town Hall on March 13 …

Business notes for March 3, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cityside Management Corporation of Manchester recently donated $10,000 to Granite United Way of Concord. The money will help provide program assistance for education, income and health for those in need. Southern New Hampshire University and New Hampshire’s Virtual Learning Academy Charter School recently partnered to create Learning Through College. This partnership will allow …

Business people for March 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

David Foss was recently hired as vice president and principal hydrogeologist for Wilcox & Barton in Concord. He has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment, engineering, remediation and redevelopment projects. James Gleason of Henniker received the Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service at the New Hampshire Bar Association’s mid-year meeting. Gleason …

Business Notes for Feb. 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cynthia’s Challenge, a 24-hour ski-a-thon, at King Pine Ski Area raised $33,795 to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for Samantha Gillard of Newton, Mass., who has Rett syndrome. Gillard is the 7-year-old granddaughter of Tex Gillard, a ski instructor at King Pine. Donations towards the $45,000 goal can be …

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks, security co. says

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered today. The hackers have been active since at least the end of …

Grocers finding it hard to keep organic milk on shelves

Sunday, February 15, 2015

About once a week the phone rings at the Dill Pickle Food Co-op in the artsy Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago with the same question: Got milk? Organic, to be exact. “I’ll have people call up and say, hey, I know the truck’s coming on Tuesday, can you …

Cuba moves into new luxury niche: purebred horses

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: thoroughbred jumping horses. By importing colts and fillies from the Netherlands, Cuban …

Ray Duckler: A Porsche, a truck, a snowmobile? What would you buy?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The salesman quoted me a price for the Porsche Boxster, a two-door silver convertible with a sound system that could reach Vermont. “Around $70,000,” he told me. “$69,712 actually.” “That’s it?” I said. I reached into my winter …

White House to intervene in ports strike

Saturday, February 14, 2015

With the West Coast dock strike reaching a critical point, the White House announced yesterday that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez would start talks with the two sides. “The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast Ports have been taking place for months with the Administration urging the …

U.S. government says nearly 64 million vehicles were recalled last year

Friday, February 13, 2015

For the U.S. auto industry, 2014 was the year of the recall. Automakers issued 803 recalls totaling almost 64 million vehicles, more than double the old record from a decade ago, according to government figures. The National Highway …

Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Republican-controlled Congress cleared a bill yesterday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House passed the bill on a 270-152 vote, endorsing …

Concord RadioShack locations not pegged to close

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Neither of Concord’s two Radio Shack locations are included on a list of stores expected to close as a result of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. The company this week released a list of 1,784 stores pegged for closure, which includes locations in Bedford, Belmont, Goffstown, Lee, Merrimack, Pelham, …

In partnership with YMCA, Camp Spaulding will reopen in June

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This summer, Camp Spaulding in Penacook will offer just half of its usual scholarships for children from low-income families and those with incarcerated parents. The camp, which closed in its first session last summer due to a bedbug infestation, is still owned by the Manchester-based nonprofit Child and …