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Employees at the Tilton Market Basket spelled out their support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas using trays that would normally hold produce. The store has not accepted produce deliveries from the corporate warehouse, and will not until Demoulas is reinstated, according to store director Mike Leclair.


(SARAH PALERMO/ Monitor staff)

Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mike Leclair is a grocery store manager. He’s not a politician, and not a public speaker, he told a crowd of about a hundred employees, friends and family – and local and state media. He didn’t have a speech prepared, so instead, he spoke from the heart. “We’ve crippled this company now, and we have probably lost some loyalty from … 8

Proposal would phase out puncture-prone rail car

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Obama administration Wednesday proposed phasing out older tank cars tied to a deadly derailment a year ago and lowering speed limits as part of a set of new rules intended to reduce the risks of hauling crude oil by rail. The proposal, which follows a series of fiery accidents, also would require improved braking systems and testing of oil before being loaded … 0

Economy sluggish but more sturdy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the five years since the recession officially ended, Americans’ pay has basically stagnated. Millions remain unemployed … 1

Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses yesterday, a day ahead of the start of legal sales and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open. At Cannabis City, where … 0

Concord’s evo Rock + Fitness expands with licensed locations in Maine, Indiana

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Less than a year and a half after opening its doors in Concord, evo Rock + Fitness is branching out with two new locations, in Maine and Indiana. The new locations will be licensed to use the same … 0

N.H.’s summer tourism season in full swing

Sunday, July 6, 2014

An estimated 880,000 tourists came to New Hampshire for the holiday weekend, and that’s just a fraction of the total 14.9 million visitors predicted to visit the state this summer, up about 2 percent from last year. “We have such a great state to show off and let … 0

Libertarian PorcFest vendors eager to charge in bitcoin

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hunter – he goes by only one name – is a trusting guy. He trusts his fellow porcupines, the libertarian-leaning participants in an annual campout hosted in the North Country by the Free State Project. For the weeklong … 5

Business people

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Beth M c Guinn of Canterbury was hired as the first full-time executive director at Five Rivers Conservation Trust, headquartered in Concord. McGuinn succeeds Jay Haines, who came to Five Rivers four years ago as the part-time executive … 0

Business notes

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AT&T Digital Life automation and safety service is now available in the Concord area. Digital Life features include indoor and outdoor cameras, the ability to remotely open doors and control lights, a coffee maker and heat or air conditioning, and alerts about any water leaks or broken glass … 0

U.S. is now world’s biggest oil producer

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The United States will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said. U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed … 0

Study: D.C. brimming with hard-to-fill STEM jobs

Sunday, July 6, 2014

With Washington, D.C.’s reputation as a government town, many people outside the region may not think of the area as a hub for STEM jobs – positions requiring science, technology, engineering and math skills. But a study released last week by the Brookings Institution finds a comparatively large … 0

401(k) is the new piggy bank

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Premature withdrawals from retirement accounts have become America’s new piggy bank, cracked open in record amounts during lean times by people like Cindy Cromie, who needed the money to rent a U-Haul and start a new life. Her employer, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, had outsourced Cromie’s … 0

Baggage Check: Resentment of fiance needs further examination

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Q: My fiance and I are moving across the country for his job. I’m not happy, even though it makes sense for him to take this position and will be a great step for his career. How do I get over my resentment, which I know isn’t fair … 0