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FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products that only use milk from pasture-raised cows, at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Milk industry fights back against ‘anti-dairy folks’

Monday, January 26, 2015

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan groups, non-dairy competitors and other …

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

Monday, January 26, 2015

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal’s temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, “your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible,” says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of unmanned aerial …

Chapter 11 clips SkyMall mag’s wings

Monday, January 26, 2015

Farewell, frivolous in-flight shopping. SkyMall, the wacky airline catalog that has long filled the seat pockets of so many commercial airplanes, could finally be folding its pages. Xhibit Corp., SkyMall’s parent company, announced Friday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the quarterly magazine’s inability to keep up with evolving airline rules. “With the increased use of electronic devices on planes, …

New restaurant will include some former Cat ’n Fiddle favorites

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The son of the former Cat ’n Fiddle owner is opening an eatery of his own in Concord. John Barous hopes to open Barous’ Family Restaurant at 94 Fort Eddy Road in a couple of weeks – likely …

Markets stumble as oil dips below $50

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Markets stumble as oil dips below $50 Financial markets are starting the year with a stumble in stocks, oil and the euro. A plunge in the price of crude is hitting energy companies and leaving investors fearful that …

At the Gadget Show: Dish gives cord-cutters live sports

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels being available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching live sports online has been elusive – until now. Dish …

Raise your home’s IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on – perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called “smart home,” cars, …

Downtown: After record year, Intown Concord hopes to boost ‘local currency’

Monday, January 5, 2015

A lone $25 Downtown Dollars certificate sat next to Gerry Mark’s desk at Caring Gifts. “We don’t get a lot (of Downtown Dollars). . . . I bet we don’t get more than a dozen a year,” Mark said, examining the paper certificate. But Mark was still positive …

As religious leader leaves New Hampshire Hospital, plans for her position unclear

Monday, January 5, 2015

For the last six years, Rachael Keefe has been there for patients – and staff – at New Hampshire Hospital in Concord with prayers, with answers to questions about spirituality, with a simple reassurance that they were not alone and there was a reason not to lose hope. …

Business people for Jan. 5, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Paula Amato recently was promoted to senior vice president of New England College in Henniker. She has served as chief financial officer for the college since 2008 and was appointed by President Michele Perkins. Amato is a certified …

Business notes for Jan. 5, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

ClearChoiceMD urgent care recently opened a new facility in Belmont. It is the third of four locations recently introduced to New Hampshire. ClearChoiceMD treats urgent, non-life-threatening medical needs in a timely fashion. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire seeks sponsors for its upcoming winter conference Jan. …

Blockbuster is out, doctor is in as clinics fill stores

Monday, January 5, 2015

With video stores and retailers closing their doors, retail real estate has had a tough half-decade. The cure? Urgent care clinics. The clinics, storefronts staffed with doctors to treat common ailments or minor injuries, are filling vacancies left …

FCC plans to vote on updating net neutrality rules next month

Monday, January 5, 2015

Federal regulators weighing how to oversee internet providers will introduce and vote on proposed net neutrality rules next month, Federal Communications Commission officials said Friday. President Obama’s top telecom regulator, Tom Wheeler, told fellow FCC commissioners before the Christmas holiday that he intends to circulate a draft proposal …