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 …

People in Business: June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lake Sunapee Bank has announced the following officer appointments: William J. McIver, of Warner, N.H., has been promoted to senior executive vice president. McIver has been with the Bank since 1999 and has served as chief operating officer …

Stocks End Lower as Greece Deadline Looms

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New York — Stocks had a mixed day Friday, as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece’s debt problems. Chinese stocks plunged 7 percent as fears spread that a yearlong bull rally there has become overheated. China’s benchmark index is still up …

Greece Will Hold Pivotal Vote

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Athens, Greece — Greece’s parliament voted early today in favor of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ motion to hold a July 5 referendum on creditor proposals for reforms in exchange for loans, with the country’s future in the eurozone …

Agency Probes Pricing of Prepackaged Items at Whole Foods

Friday, June 26, 2015

Its nickname is “Whole Paycheck” — but Whole Foods’ high prices were generally thought to be part of its luxury mystique, not wrongdoing or mislabeling. But now that New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs is investigating the grocery chain for “systemic overcharging for pre-packaged foods,” that may …

Windsor Solar Proposal Would Be Largest in Vt.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Windsor — Green Mountain Power and groSolar are proposing to build a 4.9 megawatt solar farm on 50 acres of open space just south of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in what would be the utility’s largest solar …

Report: World Will Invest $3.7 Trillion in Solar by 2040

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Washington — The world’s energy portfolio will get vastly cleaner by the year 2040, says a new long-term energy outlook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance — but not clean enough. Out to 2040, the world will see a …

Report Finds More People Are Renting, Rather Than Buying, Homes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Washington — The majority of American households still own their homes, a fact that will remain true as far into the future as demographers and economists can see. But the balance of homeowners and renters has been shifting in the U.S. in ways that have already altered the …

How Much Should Millennials Invest?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000, aka Gen Y) drown in advice about investing for retirement and growing wealth to achieve financial goals. How much to scrape out of each paycheck to grow yourself a sufficient nest egg? Hard to pinpoint, but you can plan based on your …

Social Security Q&A: Will Other Support Disqualify Me for SSI?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Question: This summer, I’ll turn 65 and, because of my financial situation, I thought I’d be eligible for Supplemental Security Income. But my neighbor told me I’d probably be turned down because I have a friend who said he might help support me. Is this true? Answer: If …

At the Hospitals: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

$3.4 Million Grant Designed to Help Rural Veterans White River Junction — A nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction and a nursing professor at a Boston graduate school have received $3.4 million to …