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Mascoma Valley Grocer Still Goal

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Enfield — Fresh food advocates and town officials in the Mascoma Valley are hoping a new feasibility study will help attract a food cooperative or grocery store to the Route 4 corridor. Market research now indicates there’s demand in the area for a small grocery store in either downtown Enfield or Canaan but it’s unlikely a large store would be able to compete with those in Claremont and Lebanon, said …

Drugmakers Announce Merger

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer Inc. and Allergan on Monday announced a $160 billion merger that would create the world’s largest drugmaker with high-profile products such as Botox, Lipitor and Viagra, while increasing pressure on Washington policymakers to address corporate tax policy because the deal would shelter the new firm’s global earnings. Although New York-based …

Juniper Hill Inn Under Contract

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Windsor — The owners of the Sumner Mansion Inn in Hartland have contracted to purchase the closed Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor and plan to renovate the property over the fall and winter, in time for spring re-opening. Ken Lucci and his sister Brenda Bradley, who bought Sumner Mansion only last year, plan …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Longtime VA Cardiologist Retires Hartford — Cardiologist James Bell has retired after a 41-year career at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction. Dr. Bell has played a “significant role in the education of Dartmouth medical …

Using Retirement Funds To Pay for House Is Risky

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Washington — The housing market is expected to be busier than usual this winter as some home buyers rush to act before the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. Some consumers who haven’t yet been able to save the money for a downpayment may be tempted to raid their …

Money Talk: More Questions and Answers About the End of ‘File and Suspend’

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dear Readers: The changes Congress made to the “claim now, claim more later” Social Security strategy generated so many questions from readers that I’m devoting a second column to answering some of those queries. Next week, we’ll get back to the usual mix of personal finance topics. Question: …

Startup Gets $1.4 Million From NIH

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lebanon — A Dartmouth College-affiliated start up firm that has developed imaging technology to provide a live visualization of radiation therapy while it is being administered to a patient has received $1.4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health that will allow the technology to proceed …

Technology Boards Still Lack Women

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The boards of tech companies have been trying to shed their image as nearly all-white, all-male clubs. Last month, Microsoft added two female directors. Twitter is expected to revamp its board to include more women and minorities after it finally added its first female director in late 2013. …

Lincoln: A Lot of SUV for a Princely Sum

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The crossover segment is hot and the competition is fierce. Lincoln’s 2016 MKX will be vying for buyers against a whole batch of “X” sport utility vehicles: the BMW X5, Acura MDX, Cadillac SRX and segment leader Lexus …

Speeding Up Deliveries With More Tech

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Around 8 a.m. at a cavernous warehouse outside Pittsburgh recently, about four dozen delivery drivers for United Parcel Service got their first look at the scheduled drop-offs for the day. Prepping for roughly 9-hour shifts with …

Good Old-Fashioned Hard Work

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chicago — Jimmy John Liautaud, the founder of the sandwich chain bearing his name, is a passionate salesman of a simple philosophy: Work hard. Push forward. Learn from mistakes. It’s a philosophy that has served him well since …

Sugar War Ends After Sides Reach Secret Settlement

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Los Angeles — The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday in a secret out-of-court settlement. Both sides announced the deal that puts an end to a trial that began nearly three weeks ago in Los Angeles federal court pitting sugar against high …

Business Notes: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

White River Junction — After being vacant for eight years, the former Hartford Motors car dealership lot across the road from Hartford Town Hall is finally on its way to getting a new occupant — another automotive sales business. Midstate Auto Group, which operates automobile dealerships in Barre, …