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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups. Administration officials and advocates say those steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally that Obama signaled he'd pursue after immigration efforts in Congress collapsed.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration. Administration officials and advocates said the steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally that Obama signaled … 0

Hopeful for a new owner, local businesses stick to Steeplegate Mall

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Richard Buessing has worked at Steeplegate Mall since it opened in 1990. In carts and kiosks, he has sold everything from slippers to sunglasses. For the last 14 years, he has owned True Confections candy store. Earlier this month, Rouse Properties announced the company had defaulted on its loan for Steeplegate and would … 1

Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer said he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching a business class at Stanford in the fall. Microsoft Corp. … 0

Market Basket part-time employees’ hours eliminated

Friday, August 8, 2014

On Sunday, Corey Browne and a group of other grocery clerks from the Fort Eddy Road Market Basket in Concord will be playing games in the sun at Funspot in Laconia. They might as well enjoy the summer weather a little, they said. “It’s not like we have … 0

City orders tenants to leave Vegas Block

Friday, August 8, 2014

Concord officials have ordered tenants of the Vegas Block on North Main Street in Concord to move out of the building by noon today. Carlos Baia, deputy city manager for development, said numerous violations of fire and life-safety codes have made the building uninhabitable. The word “danger” is … 8

Report: Spending by New Englanders strongest in U.S.

Friday, August 8, 2014

New Englanders spent more on food, health care, gas to run their cars and electricity to heat and cool their homes in 2012 than most other Americans, according to statistics released yesterday by the federal government showing that spending has rebounded since the recession ended in 2009. The … 0

N.H. ski areas upgrade lifts, trails, snowmaking

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Hampshire ski areas have been busy this summer with new lifts, trails and snowmaking improvements as they get ready for later this year. Ski NH, the state association representing 33 alpine and cross-country resorts in the state, said lifts have been replaced and improved at Ragged Mountain … 1

Legislation sparked by hepatitis C outbreak signed into law

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan signed two bills into law yesterday designed to prevent future outbreaks like the one that infected dozens of people with hepatitis C as a result of misconduct by a New Hampshire lab technician. “By requiring a drug-free workplace and program at licensed health care facilities … 1

Concord Community Arts Center open for business, seeking tenants

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

As Dustin Rose surveyed his new private fitness studio inside the former Rumford School on Monday, he noted the new space had something his old one didn’t: windows. Rose, a South End resident who owns Dustin’s Fitness Solutions, … 0

British Airways joins Emirates in West African flight ban amid Ebola outbreak

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

British Airways joined Gulf carrier Emirates in scrapping West African routes in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak as most rival operators keep flying with heightened medical checks. Emirates halted services to Conakry in Guinea at the weekend citing guidance from health authorities. British Airways said in a … 0

Grocery workers rally for fired chief executive

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thousands of workers and customers at the troubled Market Basket supermarket chain shouted “Bring him back!” yesterday at a boisterous rally designed to pressure management to reinstate the company’s fired chief executive or accept his offer to buy … 9

Owner defaults on loan for Steeplegate Mall

Monday, August 4, 2014

The owner of Steeplegate Mall has defaulted on the property’s loan. Rouse Properties did not make a $47 million loan payment due on the Concord mall at the beginning of this month. That default was announced yesterday in the company’s second-quarter earnings report. The report notes that Rouse … 31

U.S. gov’t had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Monday, August 4, 2014

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding … 0