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Cranes work at Hudson Yards construction site, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

College grads will enter a strong job market

Sunday, November 29, 2015

This spring, students graduating from college will have more to look forward to than the end of exams and term papers. They can also expect a strong job market. According to a survey by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, hiring of new grads is expected to jump 15 percent this year. The survey, which asked employers …

Local businesses, handmade gifts draw shoppers downtown on Plaid Friday

Saturday, November 28, 2015

When the shops opened on Main Street in Concord on Friday, Ed McMonagle was ready. “My wife dug it out,” he said, gesturing to his shirt. “I said, ‘Find me some plaid!’ ” McMonagle was dressed for Plaid Friday, the downtown alternative to Black Friday at malls and big box stores. Drawn by …

Deals, hot gift items boost Black Friday shopping at Steeplegate Mall

Saturday, November 28, 2015

For Jocelyn Cutler and her mother, Connie Ferguson, the massage chairs in the middle of Steeplegate Mall were a welcome reprieve Friday. The two women from Hillsboro started their shopping at 3 a.m. By the time they were in Concord’s mall, they had hit Target, Toys ’R Us and Michaels. They would continue …

Patents issued to N.H. inventors, companies

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The following patents were issued to companies or individuals in New Hampshire through Nov. 6. Cooper Technologies Assigned Patent Cooper Technologies, Houston, has been assigned a patent (9,170,293) developed by three co-inventors for “power line indicator accessory for fusible circuit protection device array.” The co-inventors are Austin J. …

Introducing myRA: Free retirement plan backed by the US government

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it has launched the myRA retirement program nationwide. The myRA, a government-backed retirement plan first announced by President Obama in 2014, is a form of the Roth IRA, which allows workers to save their after-tax dollars for retirement. It’s aimed at overcoming …

For sale in Pembroke: Surrounded by the splendor of nature

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The pristine colonial at 316 Church Road in Pembroke offers an abundance of amenities and lots of entertaining areas, both inside and outside. Featuring 2,544 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home …

Concord Hospital COO oversaw closure of Mass. hospital in 2014

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The new chief operating officer of Concord Hospital was the CEO of a small hospital in North Adams, Mass., when it shut abruptly last year, a closure he says resulted from longstanding financial problems. “We literally had four …

Local man’s push to resurrect iconic science-fiction magazine gets a TV boost

Friday, November 6, 2015

Efforts by NBC to resurrect Steven Spielberg’s Twilight Zone-inspired TV show seem poised to boost Steve Davidson’s effort to resurrect something entirely different: The original science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. In the process, he hopes writers can scoop …

Official: NY probes Exxon, Peabody climate statements

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New York’s attorney general is examining statements by Exxon Mobil and Peabody Energy to determine whether they deceived investors about the causes and impacts of climate change, an official familiar with the investigations said Thursday. A subpoena was sent Wednesday to Dallas-based Exxon after a yearlong review of …

Technology that helps people with disabilities often helps the rest of society at the same time

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

If you’ve ever watched TV in a noisy bar and appreciated the closed captioning, you were benefiting from a technology developed to help people with disabilities. That is exactly what will happen if more technology to aid people with disabilities appears in the classroom, argued a local member …

‘Call of Duty’ maker buys ‘Candy Crush’ company

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The company behind the hugely successful Call of Duty video games is launching an all-out attack on the mobile gaming market by shelling out $5.9 billion for the maker of Candy Crush Saga. Activision Blizzard’s purchase of King …

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 …