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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, planes taxi on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.  According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent a record 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months of 2015. That’s the highest since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics started tracking taxi times in 1995 and a 50-second increase over last year’s average. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise

Monday, November 23, 2015

On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited. Still within sight of the gate, their jet sat motionless due to airport congestion. It wasn’t until 30 minutes after …

Downtown: Did downtown businesses survive the Main Street project?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The dust has – finally – settled. Heavy construction on the Main Street project has wrapped up for the year. Crews from Severino Trucking Co. and its subcontractors are crossing off the last items on the to-do list. Both lanes of traffic are open for holiday shoppers. When those shoppers arrive, they will find more businesses have opened than closed in downtown Concord …

Northeast ski resorts hope for ‘winter deja vu’

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It may be tough to top last winter’s record ski season in Vermont and colossal snowfall across New England, but Northeastern resorts hope to continue to draw crowds with upgrades to snowmaking, lifts and lodging this winter. Other news this season ranges from a bus to bring skiers from New York to Vermont …

SEATTLE: Chipotle put to test with growing E. coli outbreak

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Chipotle’s industry-leading commitment to tracking its ingredients from farm to table is being put to the test by an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 37 people as of Tuesday, nearly all of whom ate recently …

Company behind Keystone XL pipeline suspends application

Monday, November 2, 2015

The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project. TransCanada said Monday a suspension would be appropriate while it works with Nebraska authorities for approval of its preferred route …

Downtown: New shop to focus on New England-inspired products

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Laura Miller shouldn’t have any trouble finding her new office. The former owner of Imagination Village has returned to North Main Street with a new gift store. She opened the doors at Marketplace New England this weekend at …

Business people for Nov. 2, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

William Hopwood of Elkins was elected to the board of trustees at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. He ran Springhouse Energy Systems, a successful business that provided micro and macro siting to wind energy developers for utility class …

Business notes for Nov. 2, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

ARC Energy’s CHES500 Furnace, B2W Software’s Maintain, Edge Velocity’s Edge Interlock Router Suite, FreshAir Sensor’s FreshAir Sensor-Plug In, Patient Centered Medical’s The Zephyr, Plexxi’s The Plexxi Switch 2, PickUpPatrol’s web app of the same name, Rapid Insight’s Rapid Insight Analytic Platform and Retrieve Technologies’ Retrieve SaaS are semifinalists …

Recent patents issued in area

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The following patents were assigned to individuals or companies in greater Concord through Oct. 29: Ty-Flot Assigned Patent Ty-Flot of Manchester has been assigned a patent (9,170,082) developed by three co-inventors for a tape measure holder. The co-inventors are Darrell A. Moreau, Manchester; Andre W. Moreau, Spring Hill, …

Recent federal contracts in New Hampshire

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in New Hampshire through Oct. 29. BAE Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, won a $236,316 federal contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for electronic countermeasures, counter-countermeasures …

Owners of Lost Valley ski area in Maine have found a buyer

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The owners of Maine’s Lost Valley ski area have found a buyer to keep the Auburn resort operating. The Lewiston Sun Journal reported that the prospective buyer is tramway inspector Robert Scott Shanaman of Wilton. Owner Linc Hayes said the sales agreement is contingent on financing. Hayes said …

This holiday season, we’ll be opening our wallets for more than just gifts

Sunday, November 1, 2015

What hasn’t changed: the American consumer swinging into action during the holiday season. What has: the things we’re opening our wallets to buy. (Hint: It’s not just gifts.) While shoppers say they plan to spend 12.5 percent more this holiday season, they say they plan to shell out …

Google, Tesla, others await self-driving rules

Sunday, November 1, 2015

When the Florida Highway Patrol pulled him over this month for driving too fast, Brooks Weisblat didn’t bother telling the officer that his Tesla Model S had been driving itself. “That would have definitely got me a ticket,” …