Business

Market Basket Movie Nears Release

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Boston — One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history soon will be the subject of a documentary film. Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket is being edited and is scheduled to be released in the fall, said director Jay Childs, a New Hampshire-based film maker who’s been working on the project for two years. The documentary is about the yearslong power struggle between cousins …

Obama Proposes Changes to Overtime Pay

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Washington — Here’s a convenient way of getting more work out of your employees, without paying the required time-and-a-half pay for anything over 40 hours a week: Call them “managers.” Currently, these so-called white collar workers are exempt from overtime if they make more than $455 a week or $23,660 per year, even if they perform routine tasks like stocking shelves at a …

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Like all states, Vermont faces its own obstacles when it comes to growing the economy. Joan Goldstein, a Royalton resident and Vermont’s recently appointed commissioner of economic development, places the need for skilled workers, built space, infrastructure and affordable housing at the top of the list. A transplanted New Yorker with roots in …

SCORE Stories: For Math Major, Art Career Adds Up

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hand-painted canvas floor coverings were not uncommon in Colonial days. They went out of vogue when mass-produced linoleum became a relatively inexpensive and practical way to cover well-trafficked floors like kitchens and hallways. Lisa Curry Mair, the owner …

Women and Business: Margo Baldwin’s Unlikely Path to Publishing Leader

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Margo Baldwin’s career path has been anything but traditional. It includes studying different subjects at colleges on both coasts, a big career change, a year in Mexico and a 10-year break from her business, Chelsea Green Publishing. Modest, …

Creative Economy: At the Hop, Sharing the (Cultural) Wealth

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

April 13-18 was a week to remember at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Nile Project was in town, and this collective of 11 musicians from the Nile Basin dove into a slate of activities that brought …

The HR Pro: Diverse Reasons for Building Workplace Diversity

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A tremendous amount of attention and ink has been devoted to diversity and inclusion in business circles in recent years. The 2015 CEO survey, conducted by PwC, a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, shows that 85 percent …

The Business of Agriculture: If Consumers Demand Local Meat, More Local Producers Will Supply It

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

At a farmers market last summer, I overheard a woman standing in line to buy some chicken say to her companion, “Wow, this is expensive. If we had more competition around here, we’d get better prices.” I almost …

Company News: July 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kaitlyn Covel, manager of Lake Sunapee Bank’s Main Street branch in New London, and President and CEO Stephen R. Theroux with the bank’s 2015 Business in the Arts Award from the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. …

People in Business: July 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JAY L. CLAUSEN , of New London, a scientist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, recently received his doctorate in natural resources and earth systems sciences from the University …

Making the Connections

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I spend a fair number of hours this time of year going around in circles. I don’t necessarily mean in this space, though that may be the case, but rather on the riding mower trying to show the lawn who’s boss. The routine, while not without its challenges, …

Europe Urges Greece Remain in Eurozone

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Athens, Greece — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether …

9 Signs You’re Not Saving Enough for Retirement

Sunday, June 28, 2015

If you’re not interested in saving for retirement because it’s still decades away or you assume that saving intermittently is good enough, you’re in for a rude awakening. Savvy professionals start making contributions from their paychecks to their retirement accounts at the beginning of their careers. If you …