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Market Basket meat manager Bob Dietz, of Methuen, Mass., center, raises his arms in celebration after watching a televised speech by restored Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at a store location, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Chelsea. A six-week standoff between thousands of employees of the New England supermarket chain and management has ended with the news that beloved former CEO Demoulas is back in control after buying the entire company. Demoulas made his speech to workers in Tewksbury, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

‘The End of the War’

Friday, August 29, 2014

Boston — As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers’ revolt that nearly crippled the New England chain but eventually put him back on top. “We did it for you!” one …

Springfield Hospital Pleads Case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Executives of Springfield Hospital told a hearing of the Green Mountain Care Board on Tuesday that the hospital was on track to post a $1 million operating loss in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, then faced skeptical questioning about the hospital’s request for a 5.1 percent revenue increase. “If I give you this money, what does it get me …

Burger King Orders Up A Side of Tax Inversion

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Toronto — Canada has become the latest frontier for U.S. companies fleeing the high cost of business, spurred by low corporate taxes and a policy that keeps international earnings out of the clutches of the Internal Revenue Service. Burger King, the second-largest U.S. burger chain, agreed to acquire Oakville, Ontario-based Tim Hortons on Tuesday for about $11.4 billion in a deal that creates …

Bank of America’s Mortgage Aid Could Leave Homeowners With Tax Bill

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Washington — The $17 billion settlement that Bank of America reached with the Justice Department on Thursday sets aside billions in aid for some troubled homeowners. But those who accept the help could get hit with a hefty tax bill later. As part of the settlement, Bank of …

Road Closures, Roadblocks Set for Windsor Thursday

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Windsor — With roadwork underway in Windsor, motorists should expect roadblocks on Interstate 91 and a temporary closure of Route 44. Rolling roadblocks will be used to divert traffic on Interstate 91 northbound and southbound while girders are being set, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday and continuing throughout …

Official: Hackers Hit 25,000 Fed Workers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Washington — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of an incident …

Hanover’s 3 Guys Basement Barbecue Closes

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hanover — 3 Guys Basement Barbecue had its last day this past Sunday, as its owner, Nigel Leeming, has shuttered the restaurant, which despite good reviews hadn’t been making enough money over the summer. “It wasn’t performing the way I wanted it to, financially, and I didn’t want …

Inflation Rears Head At Fed

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Washington — Federal Reserve officials at their last policy meeting debated an earlier-than-expected move in raising interest rates, suggesting the central bank may be shifting to a more aggressive stance in light of the recent pick-up in job growth and inflation. Although Fed officials remain divided in their …

Greener Pastures Signal Rebound for Beef Industry

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chicago — Pasture conditions in the U.S., the world’s largest beef producer, are mostly recovered from a 2012 drought that forced ranchers to shrink the domestic herd to a 63-year low. While it takes years to reverse a decline in animal supply, record-high beef prices and the increasing …

Stagecoach Names Interim Leader

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Randolph — Stagecoach Transportation Services, which recently experienced a leadership change, hosted a barbecue last month at Gifford Medical Center. The barbecue, part of the hospital’s free Tuesday concert series, was a way to thank local donors for …

Social Security Q&A: What Information Do I Need for SSI?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Question: What information do I need to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Answer: Here are some of the things you will be asked for when you apply for SSI. Even if you do not have all of the things listed below, apply anyway. The people in the …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 17, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Health Care Analytics Leader Joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon — Dr. Robert A. Greene, a national leader in health care analytics and new payment models, has joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock as executive vice president and chief population management officer. Greene will have …

Billions in Productivity Lost to Fantasy Football

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fantasy football may cost employers more than $13 billion in lost productivity as millions of Americans who spend the season helming imaginary football teams spend work hours reviewing player statistics and managing their pretend rosters. Chicago-based outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, which calculated the estimate, emphasized that …