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August unemployment rate unchanged from July, down from 2013

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Hampshire’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.4 percent, unchanged from July. The August 2013 seasonally adjusted rate was 5.3 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 6.1 percent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from August 2013. … 0

PSNH says overall electric bills may increase slightly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Public Service of New Hampshire is anticipating that customers will see little change this winter in their overall electricity bills. But the state’s largest utility also cautions that its forecast, released yesterday, could change depending on the region’s volatile energy market and ongoing legal proceedings that could affect the future of the company. PSNH won’t officially file for a rate change until December, … 0

Concord company Geneia on the cutting edge of home health monitoring

Monday, September 15, 2014

With its little blinking lights and constant presence above her heart, @home is a reassuring presence in Heather Lavoie’s life. She’s hoping it will be that and more to people at high risk of hospitalization. Lavoie is a triathlete, healthy and vibrant. She doesn’t have to wear @home’s heart monitor, but she does … 1

Ray Duckler: Labor of love as Market Basket employees celebrate holiday

Monday, September 1, 2014

Today is Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday each September. And thanks to a New England-based grocery store chain, the last Wednesday each August should also be declared Labor Day, a different one of sorts. At least around … 0

Locals reflect on shorter Hopkinton State Fair

Monday, September 1, 2014

Now in its 99th year, the Hopkinton State Fair wraps up today. But it was the delayed start of festivities on Thursday that brought mixed reactions from town residents. Annual fairgoers learned months ago that the traditionally five-day … 5

Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

Monday, September 1, 2014

When Charla Mayotte moved to New Hampshire from upstate New York earlier this year, she and her husband, Clark, didn’t expect to have so much trouble finding the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar they used regularly in their kitchen. So when the Mayottes couldn’t track down … 9

Cleveland: In Rust Belt, a data king emerges

Monday, September 1, 2014

Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic … 0

Global Impact: Land & Sea dynamometers ‘stress test’ engines world wide

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The story about the jetpack isn’t the most heart-pounding one Bob Bergeron has to impress visitors at Land & Sea in Concord. No, that would be the time the FBI wanted him to wear a wire to meet … 0

Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

Sunday, August 31, 2014

FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have known it had to come to an end. Terms of their Verizon contract had carried over when FairPoint purchased the company’s land-based telephone operations and had been mostly … 0

New Samsung smart watch won’t need companion phone

Sunday, August 31, 2014

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. Samsung’s latest version can do more without a smart phone to go with it. LG’s has a … 0

Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fell Thursday after the retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. The company is trying to stock trendier … 0

PHOTO: Ice cream break at Beech Hill Farm

Friday, August 29, 2014

Zachary Arlen, 2 1/2, plays in the sand at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton yesterday afternoon. Elizabeth Arlen, Zachary’s mother, said that they come to the farm every few weeks. They were at the farm yesterday to play … 0

FairPoint declares impasse in labor talks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

FairPoint Communications has declared an impasse after four months of labor negotiations, while more than 1,700 workers for the company were advised by union officials yesterday to be on “standby” for a possible strike or lockout. The International … 2