Business

Cities Prep for Oil Derailments

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure. In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. Emergency …

U.S. Stock Markets Plummet; Dow Sinks Below Correction Threshold

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York — U.S. stocks plunged lower Tuesday, following the rest of the world’s markets down, as investors reacted to fresh news of China’s economic slowdown. The blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 3 percent, falling 469.68 points, to 16,058.35, while the broad-based Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 58.33, also about 3 percent, to 1,913.85. The sell-off of U.S. shares, which …

Obama Drives Climate to Forefront

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska — President Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display. During his three-day tour of Alaska, Obama planned to hike a glacier, converse with fishermen and tape a …

Leadership Upper Valley: Vital Communities program helps build region’s leaders

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Every September, as kids head back to school, the Leadership Upper Valley program welcomes another kind of student: adults who want to learn more about the region and how they can contribute to its strength and vitality. “I …

Women and Business: The Importance of Putting a Woman on Our Currency

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., proposed in April replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a famous female from American history, she was advancing what a grass-roots group, Women On 20s, had proposed earlier in …

The HR Pro: Lessons from the Co-op controversy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Full disclosure: I’ve been a member of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society for decades. I have shopped at all of its locations and know some of the employees, managers and board members. I also am not an attorney …

Power Lunch: Matthew Slaughter, new dean of the Tuck School of Business

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over a dinner of grilled shrimp salad and a beer, the new dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth discusses taking a fresh look at his institution’s mission and goals, and how the Upper Valley’s economic …

Business of Agriculture: Region’s farmers see more ‘extreme precipitation events’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I was standing in my greenhouse two summers ago, planting seeds for fall broccoli, when the water started rising around my feet. First it was just puddles on the greenhouse floor. Soon water covered the whole floor, and …

Company News: September 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pamela Ashton, a licensed clinical addictions therapist and alcohol and drug counselor, has opened Better Mind Solutions LLC, a private practice for substance abuse counseling, at 35 Bank St. in Bradford, Vt. Ashton holds a master’s degree in counseling from Florida Atlantic University and has completed 6,000 hours …

People in Business: September 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Robert Therrien, of Quechee, owner of The Carriage Shed in White River Junction, recently was presented with the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for the support Therrien had given to …

From the Editor: Let’s Talk About Money

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Coaches have shaped millions of lives. From Little League diamonds to high school football and soccer fields to college basketball and tennis courts, from ski slopes to swimming pools, coaches have inspired and cajoled and, truth be told, …

10 Reasons Why You Will Always Be Poor

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line. A third of higher-income households — those that bring in $75,000 …

Social Security Q&A: What Can I Do at the Social Security Website?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Question: What can I do at www.socialsecurity.gov? Answer: There are many things you can do on Social Security’s website. You can conduct most of your Social Security business online at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. You can get an estimate of future benefits, find out if you qualify for benefits now and …