Business

Giant College Chain Fined $30 Million

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Los Angeles — U.S. Department of Education dealt a $30 million fine Tuesday to California-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., a for-profit college operator that has been on the brink of collapse following a federal crackdown last year. The Education Department said Corinthian misrepresented job placement rates to students in its Heald College system, which operates campuses in California, Hawaii and Oregon. Placement rates often play a key role in recruiting efforts, …

Europe Goes After Google On Anti-Trust

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Europe’s top antitrust regulator, announced Wednesday that she was formally accusing Google of violating European antitrust laws by favoring its search results over those from competitors. While an investigation of Google had dragged on for five years without result, Margrethe Vestager’s decision to aggressively target one of the most successful U.S. businesses — …

15 Minutes of Viral Fame

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York — Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Whether it’s a photo that gets shared on social media like the recent controversy over the color of TheDress or a funny review that gets passed around, sales of products that go viral often skyrocket. And although …

At the Hospitals: April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Norris Cotton Redesignated As Comprehensive Cancer Center Lebanon — The National Cancer Institute has renewed its Cancer Center Support Grant to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, continuing NCCC’s designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The core grant …

Claremont Savings CEO To Retire

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Claremont — Claremont Savings Bank Chief Executive Sherwood Moody will step down at the beginning of next year and a search is already on to find the next leader for the 107-year old financial institution. “I’m retiring,” Moody …

Helping a Couple Escape Their Financial Trap

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The couple had made every mistake you could: retired too early, spent too much, took on too much house and too much debt. “This is killing me,” Sarah told the adviser, as she burst into tears. Doug and Sarah had left their well-paying jobs in their late 50s, …

Consumer Confidential: Canada Sets an Example for a La Carte Pay-TV Pricing

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Here in the Land of the Free, the telecom industry has fought aggressively for years to make sure people keep getting hundreds of pay-TV channels they don’t want, rather than just the ones they watch. Up in Canada, telecom companies were told by government regulators recently that they’ll …

Demand Strong for Organic Dairies

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cologne, Minn. — Mark Wickenhauser stood in the doorway of his weathered 1910 barn and viewed the dark soil that will soon sprout a pasture rich with alfalfa and other grasses. He has worked all his life at …

Fort Defenders Fear Redevelopment

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lebanon — The owner of the truck stop off Exit 18 on Interstate 89 is drawing up a plan to redevelop 8 acres on Heater Road into a new truck stop and Jiffy Mart, although it is unclear …

Good Looks and A Lot More

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The competition for the hearts, minds and wallets of car buyers often begins with the superficial. It’s a gut response to how it looks. Whether that’s sporty or elegant, the exterior is subliminal shorthand for how we hope …

New York Auto Show Gaining Ground on Detroit’s

Sunday, April 5, 2015

New York — The New York International Auto Show is proving itself, once again to be one of the strongest auto shows in the world and is even generating chatter among industry watchers that it could challenge the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After two days …

McDonald’s Still Facing Pressure on Labor Issues Despite Pay Increase

Sunday, April 5, 2015

New York — A pay bump for workers at some McDonald’s restaurants isn’t likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues. McDonald’s said last week it would raise wages for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, which represent only about 10 percent of more …

Money Talk: A Credit ‘Freeze’ Can Protect You From ID Theft

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Question: Is there a way to lock my credit history and access to prevent the unscrupulous from opening accounts in my name? Maybe I’m rare, but I have enough existing credit cards, don’t have a mortgage and essentially have no debt, and I want to keep it that …