Business

6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Credit Repair Efforts

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Although the financial climate is improving and unemployment rates continue to drop, many consumers are struggling. Last year alone, U.S. courts reported nearly 1 million cases of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings. How does a financial hardship like bankruptcy affect your long-term credit health? For one, the damage can remain on your credit report for seven to 10 years. If your credit is severely damaged because you filed …

Claremont Chamber Wants Full-Time Executive Director

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Claremont — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director and is returning the job to a full-time position for the first time since 2012. Jamie Richardson, marketing manager at Claremont Savings Bank and president of the chamber’s board, said the business booster organization hopes to have a new head on board by the end of June, when …

Dream of Paperless Society Remains Just That, a Dream

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The dream of a paperless society may need to be crumpled and tossed out due to the realities of American life. Last month, Adobe announced that it’s turning its document-creation software into an Internet service. Consumers and business people will now more easily be able to view, edit, share and even sign digital documents in Adobe’s widely used PDF format, meaning that there …

How London Man May Have Helped Trigger ‘Flash Crash’

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New York — He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city’s glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, Navinder Singh …

Oil, Gas, Power, Prices

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Houston — In the year since the energy industry last gathered in for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming. A chastened parade of …

Inside Tuesday’s ‘Valley News’

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Local designers, from left, Mark Merrill and Sigrid Lium, both of White River Junction, Colleen McCleary, of Canaan, and Rene Gerrior, of Lebanon, are honored with flowers and applause at the end of the fashion show held at …

FairPoint Customers In N.H. Must Now Ask for Phone Book

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nashua — The long decline of the telephone book, once a staple of homes and businesses but increasingly irrelevant in the online era, is continuing with the announcement by FairPoint that it will no longer automatically send the books to all of its landline customers. As of May …

Entrepreneur Finds ‘Sizeable Market’ for Custom Phone Numbers in some locales

Saturday, April 25, 2015

San Francisco, a city with no shortage of status symbols, has just gained another: the 415 area code. Like New York’s 212 before it, phone companies are mixing a new, dare-we-say ugly area code, 628, in for new numbers. But there’s no need to panic. As with all …

Comcast to Drop Mega-Merger

Friday, April 24, 2015

Washington — Comcast is planning to drop its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, after Washington regulators raised concerns that the combined giant would hold too much sway over the rapidly evolving television and entertainment industries, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision caps a …

Intuit Sued Over TurboTax Security

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two victims of identity theft have sued Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, claiming that poor security measures contributed to a possible spike in tax fraud this year. In the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in the Northern District Court of California, the two taxpayers accused the company of …

Tree’s Company: After Fire, Unity Couple Keep Branching Out

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Unity — Sometimes a bronze glow isn’t what it seems. Stan McCumber and his wife, Jenny Wright, have grown accustomed to the question prompted by their perennial mid-winter tans: Have you been in the Caribbean? “Nope. Westminster, Plainfield,” …

At the Hospitals: April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

TDI Receives $800,000 For Neonatal Care Study Lebanon — The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation for a nationwide study of neonatal intensive care, the first of its kind, researchers say. “Very few published reports have …

Advertising Rules For Kids Not the Same With Apps

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Washington — For decades, advertising to children on television has been held to tougher rules than commercials for adults. Federal regulators have long been concerned that kids are more vulnerable to marketing and have a tougher time distinguishing between an ad and a show. Now with new apps, …