Business

At the Hospitals: May 24, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Healthy Living Programs Receive Mini-Grants New London — Three local organizations have received community wellness grants from the The Wellness Connection: For a Healthy Lake Sunapee Region. Created this year, the mini-grant program provides funding for area nonprofits, municipal organizations and school groups to advance healthy eating or active living. Newport Food Pantry received $1,500 to expand its weekend school …

Chairwoman Expects Fed to Raise Key Interest Rate This Year

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Washington — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday she expected the central bank to raise its benchmark short-term interest rate this year if the economy continues to slowly improve. It was her clearest signal yet of when the Fed would increase the so-called federal funds rate for the first time since 2006. The Fed has held the rate near 0 percent …

More Grads Get Jobs in Their Field

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Washington — It was one of the most iconic symbols of post-recession America: the college graduate working as a coffee shop barista, carrying a mountain of student debt and a bachelor’s degree into a job that ordinarily would have required only a high school education. Almost half of recent grads, in fact, were in jobs that didn’t match their experience. But now, economists …

‘A Fascinating Story of Engineering’: Salvaging a Piece of Claremont’s Agricultural History

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Claremont — Long before it was an eyesore and safety hazard, the abandoned four-story wooden structure with a cupola on top at 157 Pleasant St. was a sophisticated mechanized grain mill operation at a time when farms and …

Startups Want in on Drone Industry

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Miami — Step inside Animusoft’s offices, and you’ll see drones everywhere — large ones, little ones, drones that inspect, drones that pick fruit, and a few just for fun. Some are half-built; 3-D printers are working 24/7 to …

Chase Debit Cards To Be Reissued With Microchips

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Chase officially said last week it plans to reissue all its debit cards to include embedded microchips aimed at helping to reduce fraud. The Chicago Tribune first reported the move last month. Such technology is prevalent in many other countries and is expected to become the …

Money Talk: Tips for Finding a Financial Adviser

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Question: We recently inherited some money. We’ve never had much. We want to invest our inheritance for our kids’ college education. We asked around to find investment firms that people have had a good experience with. But how do we know they are honest and make sound investment …

Bird Flu Increases ‘Breaker Egg’ Price

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Joe Greco, who’s been churning out cookies and cakes for 27 years, usually uses about 600 pounds of liquid eggs a week at his bakery near Chicago. Now, his freezer has seven times that amount because Greco worries that record prices are about to go even …

The Modernizing of a Classic

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The 50th anniversary Ford Mustang GT is a fastback — and a throwback. It’s an homage to Ford’s glory days, when gas was cheap and custom pony cars dueled at the drag strip with Corvettes, Camaros and GTOs. …

Business Notes: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Newport — Lake Sunapee Bank joined three other New Hampshire businesses as a winner of a 2015 Business in the Arts Award from the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its …

People in Business: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Service Credit Union has announced the following promotions at its Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center office: Fran Blodgett, of Sharon, has been promoted from assistant branch manager to branch manager. Blodgett has been with Service Credit Union for more than 16 years. Martha Clarke, of Hartland, has been promoted from …

Union Files Complaint Against Co-op

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hanover — A Massachusetts-based union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, alleging management at the Co-op impeded workers’ efforts to unionize. The complaint says that “on about May 6, 2015,” management at the Hanover Co-op Food Store on …

Analyst Identifies Potential FairPoint Buyers

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Talk of a possible sale of FairPoint Communications has picked up recently on the heels of a collective bargaining agreement that will make the company more attractive to prospective buyers. Last week, during FairPoint’s first quarter earnings conference call, CEO Paul Sunu told investors and industry analysts, “We …