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Social Security Q&A: What Is the Maximum Benefit I Can Receive?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Question: I’m planning my retirement. What is the maximum Social Security benefit I might receive? Answer: The maximum benefit depends on the age you retire and how much you earned in your lifetime. For example, if you retire at age 62 in 2015, your maximum benefit will be $2,025. If you retire at full retirement age in 2015, your maximum benefit will be $2,663. If you retire at age 70 …

Business Notes: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Several Upper Valley farms are set to participate in Vermont’s Open Farm Week. From Monday through Aug. 9, more than 100 farms across the state will be open for tours, tastings and educational activities. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Agriculture and Culinary Tourism Council, which, according to its website aims to …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Opens New Acute Rehabilitation Center Windsor — The new acute inpatient rehabilitation center at Mt. Ascutney Hospital has opened its doors to patients. The 10-bed facility includes a simulation kitchen, transitional apartment, therapeutic workshop, space for family members to stay overnight and private patient rooms. It is located in Mt. …

People in Business: July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Forrest Powers, of Unity, an ASE certified master technician at Newport Chevrolet, has earned a silver medal in the recent SkillsUSA national competition. Formerly known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the …

Rainy Golf Vacation Inspires Weather App

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Philadelphia — How many times have you cursed the weather as it spoiled a vacation, wedding or freshly waxed car? Top among Jay Ciccarone’s weather disappointments was a soggy golf trip to California’s legendary Pebble Beach with his father 21 years ago. “I booked the trip and did …

Fresh-Foods Era Has Campbell Soup Cooking Up New Products

Sunday, July 26, 2015

To understand the ideas driving the overhaul of Campbell Soup Co., it helps to consider how the packaged food giant describes the products it makes. Instead of “formulas and processing,” company leaders now talk about “recipes and cooking.” It is a subtle verbal cue that reflects what the …

Franchisees Fighting $15 Wage in N.Y.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York’s fast-food industry — and restaurant owners aren’t loving it. Franchise owners say they’re considering a lawsuit against Cuomo’s plan to raise the minimum …

Google Car Being Tested for Weird Situations

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Detroit — Google is concentrating its autonomous car testing on the more difficult and unpredictable scenarios that crop up on surface streets more often than on freeways. Speaking at the Automated Vehicle Symposium Wednesday in Ypsilanti, about 30 miles west of Detroit, Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving …

Microsoft Steps Up To Stop Revenge Porn

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Microsoft wants to help victims of revenge porn regain control of their images and privacy. Revenge porn — when someone, usually a spurned ex, shares private and sexual images of another person online without that person’s consent — is on the rise, and Internet companies including Google and …

As Fair Nears, League of NH Craftsmen Has 2 New Leaders

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — When the 82nd New Hampshire League of Craftsmen’s Fair opens Saturday, there will be two new faces leading the event, which has become an annual pilgrimage for many in New England. Jane Oneail took over …

Jewell Transport Will Propose New Facility at Industrial Park

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Claremont — The trucking company that is proposing to build a new facility in the Syd Clarke Industrial Park will present a site plan to Planning Board on Monday. Jewell Transport now operates in a 71,000-square-foot building at 356 River Road it bought in 2004 and the new …

Consumer Confidential: Cutting the Cable Cord and Embracing a Digital Media World

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I have seen the future, and it doesn’t have cable TV. Our house is undergoing some repairs, so we’ve been staying elsewhere for the past week. I’ve been using my tablet computer for online access to HBO, Showtime and the other premium networks that make up most of …