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PETERBOROugh: Hospital’s network crashes

Friday, September 4, 2015

A failed network switch pushed Monadnock Community Hospital back into the pre-computer era for four days this week, forcing it to close its surgery and radiology departments, send some patients to other hospitals, and run everything from the emergency room to birthing suite with paper and pen. “It’s a function of living in the world we do today. Everything is digital,” said Laura Gingras, vice president of philanthropy and community …

Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled he could take the same tax credit used by some of the people who put …

New Hampshire Electric Co-op warning of possible phone scam

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Hampshire Electrical Cooperative is warning its customers about a phone scam that threatens to disconnect members’ electric service if they don’t make an immediate payment. “After a rash of similar scam attempts last May, NHEC is urging its members to recognize when they are being targeted and avoid becoming a victim,” said a statement released by the cooperative Tuesday. The New Hampshire …

For sale in Concord: Unique property in a serene setting

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The superb quality, custom-designed, R. H. Irving home at 33 Dwinell Drive in Concord is stunning in every way. Situated on over half an acre of land in the capital’s most desirable West End neighborhood, it features four …

Cubans sound unusually open to Kerry call for democracy

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The blazing Caribbean sun rose Saturday on a U.S. flag flying over Havana for the first time in 54 years and people discussing political reform with an openness that once would have been unimaginable in Cuba. Speaking before …

Evacuation ends after gun scare at New Orleans Wal-Mart

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A Wal-Mart store in New Orleans has re-opened after an apparent armed robbery attempt led to its evacuation. New Orleans police say a gunman entered the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Gentilly neighborhood around its opening time of 6 a.m. Saturday. Police arrived and made sure all employees were …

Greece’s euro partners approve billions in new loans

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece’s shattered economy. The approval came after Greece’s parliament passed …

Apple said to delay TV service plans to 2016

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Apple customers waiting for the company to revolutionize live television as it did for music and phone service will have to keep waiting, at least until next year. The company wanted to introduce this year a live TV service delivered via the Internet, but is now aiming for …

China tries to lessen fears of devaluation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

China tried Thursday to ease fears of more big declines for the yuan as companies from global automakers to Chinese clothing exporters faced a new era of uncertain exchange rates. There is “no basis for persistent and substantial …

The ABCs of Google’s new name Alphabet

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What’s in a name? Most corporate naming experts say Google’s decision to reorganize its businesses under a new holding company called “Alphabet” is close to letter perfect. Because it is part of Google’s corporate structure, Alphabet is not …

Hackers accused of making $100M by peeking at press releases

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases before they went out and then trading on that information ahead of the pack, federal authorities charged …

Greece accepts harsh new bailout terms, vows swift vote

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Greece agreed to harsh terms for a new three-year bailout Tuesday and vowed to push it through parliament this week, despite mounting dissent in the ruling left-wing party. With the country facing the risk of a debt default …

Business notes for Aug. 10, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Liz Hause Interior Design of New London won the Company C Design Competition for a rug design based on an aerial photo of Florida crop circles. Service Credit Union recently presented a $1,000 contribution to the New Hampshire National Guard Enlisted Association. The donation will be used to …