Business

Hanover Co-op Workers To Meet With Union

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hanover — After nearly a year of turmoil sparked by the unexplained firing of two longtime employees, a union representative has floated the possibility of unionizing workers at the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, a matter he plans to visit town to discuss on Thursday. Union organizer Joel Nelson of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1459 announced the meeting in an email to Concerned About the Co-op, a …

McDonald’s Has Plan to Woo Customers

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Washington — McDonald’s knows you’re not lovin’ it anymore, and thinks it’s got a great new plan to win you back. The world’s biggest burger chain plans to restructure its globe-spanning empire, slash costs and spruce up its menu in hopes of becoming what a turnaround plan released Monday called “a modern, progressive burger company.” The 60-year-old Golden Arches has struggled to regild …

N.H. Spends Little to Lure Businesses

Monday, May 4, 2015

Concord — New Hampshire lawmakers repeatedly talk about the state’s “business climate” and the need to attract and retain employers, but lately they haven’t bought into the idea of spending money to make money. When it comes to actually recruiting businesses, the state doesn’t drop cash on several key tools necessary to compete with other states. There hasn’t been a state economic development …

Pasture-Raised Egg Market Grows

Sunday, May 3, 2015

In 2006, Michael Cox, a chicken farmer in northwest Arkansas, faced a choice that many farmers do: Grow or die. His family had been raising chickens for three generations, first for agriculture behemoth Cargill and then for themselves. …

At the Hospitals: May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Physician Earns Pain Management Certification Windsor — Dr. Peter E. Rauert, a staff anesthesiologist at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, has earned board certification in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology. The certification …

End of an Era for the Polka Dot

Sunday, May 3, 2015

White River Junction — For sale: Small, cozy restaurant building in heart of White River Junction, fully equipped. Loyal clientele. In need of facelift, but great potential. Asking $130,000. See owner. Sound ideal? For the person who has …

Global Rescue to the Rescue

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Lebanon — When Nepal was struck by a deadly earthquake last weekend, a crisis response company with local ties was among the first to respond. With mountain climbers among its clients, Global Rescue, a Boston-based company with a …

The Computer Heat Is Off, Maybe

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Philadelphia — The concentrated heat radiating from your laptop. The sudden roar of the cooling fan from inside your desktop computer. Familiar signs of wasted energy, caused largely by the increasing numbers of transistors crammed into the innards …

Advertisers Attracted to Whisper App

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Los Angeles — The anonymous thought-sharing app Whisper has hired a president and signed its 10th advertiser as it tests how to turn the attention of its 10 million monthly users into revenue. The Los Angeles startup had seemed on a torrid pace of growth, raising $36 million …

Franchisees Could Join Battle Over Fast-Food Wages

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New York — Labor organizers are opening a new front in their campaign for a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers with a push to mobilize an unusual ally: franchisees. The Service Employees International Union last week launched a website in hopes of building a national network of fast-food …

Small, Midsize SUVs Drive April U.S. Auto Sales

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Detroit — Hot sales of small and midsize SUVs drove auto sales higher last month as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Nissan all reported U.S. sales gains. Several of the companies reported their best April totals in years. Overall, sales were mostly in line with analysts’ …

21 Water St. Conversion Won’t Change Space, Occupancy

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont —The application on the Planning Board’s May 11 agenda for a“condominium conversion” at 21 Water St. will not alter the physical space of the building, one of the investors with Claremont Mill Redevelopment LLC said last week. In a telephone interview Friday, Rusty McClear said that when …

Microsoft Makes Bold Predictions

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Microsoft expects its newest operating system, Windows 10, to be running on 1 billion computers within two to three years. The figure, which includes desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, was repeatedly touted Wednesday at Microsoft’s annual conference for application developers. Microsoft has struggled to get companies to make …