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I-89 Rest Area Plans Stalled In Randolph

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Randolph — In January 2013, Gov. Peter Shumlin praised a proposal from a prominent developer to construct the state’s first privately funded, public rest area. But the project off Interstate 89 in Randolph would impact some of the region’s prime farmland. Opposition from both state regulators and environmentalists is threatening to derail his massive development plan. The public rest area off Exit 4 in Randolph is just one part of …

Prepping for a New Tenant in White River Junction

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Brian Fenoff, of Kingdom Construction, Inc., works on a section of new sidewalk in White River Junction on Monday. Planned Parenthood will move from West Lebanon into the newly renovated site on South Main St. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Meals on Wheels: Tuck School Students Serve Up Food, and Lessons in Business Management

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hanover — Two seniors at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth have rolled out a startup venture that is providing other students with nutritious fare along with a side of basic entrepreneurial principles. After more than a year of planning, obtaining financing and gaining regulatory approval, The Box, a food truck, recently …

Tree Pruning Demonstration Set in New London

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New London — A tree and shrub pruning demonstration is set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the New London Town Common. The event, hosted by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will include a discussion and demonstration of pruning techniques on a variety of ornamental trees and …

Money Talk: Understanding Other’s Financial Perspective Is Good First Relationship Step

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dear Liz: I am in a new relationship with a great woman. I’ve talked a little bit about money and retirement with her (she’s 30). I am trying to let her know that it would be wise to contribute at least enough to her company’s retirement program to …

Business Notes: April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College in is offering two new short courses in brewing and craft distilling in May. Enrollment is under way for students and community members for “Craft Distilling as a Profession: The Vermont Experience,” and “Brewing: Science, Safety, Sensory and Skills.” Brewer Steve Parks and …

Microsoft to End Support of XP System

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New York — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around …

Google Glass Users Receive Mostly Warm Reception

Saturday, April 12, 2014

San Francisco — At 6 feet 4 inches, JR Curley is used to getting noticed. Just not like this. Ever since he got a pair of Google Glass in November, he has been turning heads at the grocery …

S&P 500 Marks Worst Two-Day Drop Since June

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New York — U.S. stocks sank Friday, extending the Standard & Poor’s 500 index’s worst two-day drop since June, amid disappointing results at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and signs hedge funds were dumping the bull market’s best performers. JPMorgan lost 3.7 percent as profit fell 19 percent on …

Pew: ‘Gotcha’ Rules Still Needed

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The nation’s biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts, but more rules are needed to protect consumers from “gotcha” overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable …

Millions of Androids Contain Heartbleed

Saturday, April 12, 2014

San Francisco — Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google’s Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Internet and into consumer devices. While Google said in a blog post on April 9 that all versions of …

World Bank’s Jim Kim on ‘You Can’t Do That’

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Washington — Jim Yong Kim has initiated the World Bank’s first massive reorganization in nearly two decades, and one that’s been met with internal resistance from some of its economists. In addition to announcing the World Bank’s new …

Payday Lenders Say Banks Threaten Business

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Al LePage has been issuing payday loans out of a suburban Minneapolis storefront for most of the past decade. But on Valentine’s Day, a Wells Fargo banker called and gave him 30 days to cease and desist — or risk losing his bank account. “The only explanation I …