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Theft of copper cable causes subway disruption

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters yesterday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely between the Rockaway Boulevard and Broad Channel stations in Queens and replace it with shuttle buses during the morning rush. The cable was stolen from about 12 locations …

Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And executives say they’re confident regulators will allow the creation of another U.S. TV and internet giant. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the …

Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Iranian security court yesterday began the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months. Jason Rezaian, the Post’s 39-year-old bureau chief in Tehran, is being tried in a Revolutionary Court on allegations of “espionage for the hostile government of the …

For sale in BOW: Pure pleasure in a fabulous space

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The grand cape at 5 Longview Drive in Bow is located in a quiet, beautiful, and sought-after neighborhood. Featuring four bedrooms, each with its own private en-suite bathroom, the home has a spacious, open-concept floor plan and provides …

U.S. economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery. The job growth helped lower the …

Oregon: Nike: Trade deal could instigate return to U.S.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

President Obama made a forceful new case for global trade yesterday at the headquarters of footwear giant Nike, for decades a symbol of outsourcing, eroding corporate labor standards and the dark side of globalization. Obama, whose deputies are now negotiating the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, promised to …

After more than a year, new life at former Amish furniture store in Concord

Friday, May 8, 2015

A little more than a year after an Amish furniture store closed its doors at the corner of South Main and South State streets in Concord, there’s activity at the location again. Now renamed the Amish Homestead, a sign outside the business announces tomorrow as its grand opening. …

Residents urge state to reconsider Sunapee ski resort expansion

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dozens of locals descended on Mount Sunapee Resort last night to urge the state to reconsider its preliminary approval of an expanded ski area, a proposal that many cautioned will degrade scenic public land, price out young and …

Bartlett Center: N.H. commuter rail service alone 'does not create jobs'

Monday, May 4, 2015

A commuter rail connecting Boston to Manchester probably wouldn’t create jobs on its own, according to a study released yesterday by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. The conservative-leaning center’s report flouted the notion that commuter rail …

Eversource Energy bills expected to be lower for customers this summer

Monday, May 4, 2015

Eversource Energy is expecting many customers will see a $9 drop in their monthly electric bills this summer. The state’s largest utility is the latest to predict a decrease in rates set to begin this summer. Eversource, formerly Public Service of New Hampshire, expects its energy charge to …

PHOTOS: ’Tis the season for ice cream

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s finally ice cream season in Concord. The warm weather brought out a large crowd to Arnie’s Place for a bite of the cold stuff, including Anders Hanson and his mother, Julie. “It’s so nice out we couldn’t …

Female breadwinners drop to 21-year average

Monday, May 4, 2015

For all the talk of shifting gender dynamics within the American nuclear family, surprisingly little has changed when it comes to who brings home the bacon. For one: The share of married heterosexual couples with children under 18 in which the mother is the sole breadwinner declined in …

Study: Carbon dioxide cut to save 3,500 lives

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Obama Administration’s hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation’s power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. …