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Economy Is Steaming Along in U.S.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Washington — A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam. Even as stocks whipsawed, data on housing, consumer confidence, the labor market and economic growth all showed the economy flexing its growing muscle. The latest data came Thursday when the Bureau of Economic Analysis said …

Secrets Routinely Sent by Email

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Washington — The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Clinton’s private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Clinton’s use of a home server makes her case unique and has become an issue in her front-running campaign for the …

CEOs Make 200 Times More Than Workers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule that will require companies, starting in 2017, to disclose a simple calculation: At what multiple is the chief executives’ compensation vs. the median-compensated worker. It’s a concept many in Corporate America have loved to hate ever since it was first included in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law back in 2010. For one, …

Back in the Black: Financial Coach Helps Call the Plays That Pay

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Throughout Megan Sather’s childhood in Jericho, Vt., money ranked right up there with sex and religion. “Those were the three topics you were never to mention,” she said. Many other people — perhaps most people — had similar …

Office Coach: Get co-workers to join your complaint or drop it

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The woman in the next cubicle is driving me crazy. “Helen” is a heavy smoker, so she coughs all the time. Her cellphone rings constantly with calls from her kids, and she conducts these conversations in a very …

Leadership Upper Valley: Vital Communities program helps build region’s leaders

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Every September, as kids head back to school, the Leadership Upper Valley program welcomes another kind of student: adults who want to learn more about the region and how they can contribute to its strength and vitality. “I …

Women and Business: The Importance of Putting a Woman on Our Currency

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., proposed in April replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a famous female from American history, she was advancing what a grass-roots group, Women On 20s, had proposed earlier in …

The HR Pro: Lessons from the Co-op controversy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Full disclosure: I’ve been a member of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society for decades. I have shopped at all of its locations and know some of the employees, managers and board members. I also am not an attorney …

Power Lunch: Matthew Slaughter, new dean of the Tuck School of Business

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over a dinner of grilled shrimp salad and a beer, the new dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth discusses taking a fresh look at his institution’s mission and goals, and how the Upper Valley’s economic …

Business of Agriculture: Region’s farmers see more ‘extreme precipitation events’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I was standing in my greenhouse two summers ago, planting seeds for fall broccoli, when the water started rising around my feet. First it was just puddles on the greenhouse floor. Soon water covered the whole floor, and …

Company News: September 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pamela Ashton, a licensed clinical addictions therapist and alcohol and drug counselor, has opened Better Mind Solutions LLC, a private practice for substance abuse counseling, at 35 Bank St. in Bradford, Vt. Ashton holds a master’s degree in counseling from Florida Atlantic University and has completed 6,000 hours …

People in Business: September 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Robert Therrien, of Quechee, owner of The Carriage Shed in White River Junction, recently was presented with the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for the support Therrien had given to …

From the Editor: Let’s Talk About Money

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Coaches have shaped millions of lives. From Little League diamonds to high school football and soccer fields to college basketball and tennis courts, from ski slopes to swimming pools, coaches have inspired and cajoled and, truth be told, …