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Chickens roam freely at RedHill Farms in California. Their eggs are sold to Austin-based Vital Farms, which produces 1.5 million pasture-raised eggs every week. Illustrates EGGFARM (category d), by Jane Black, special to The Washington Post. Moved Thursday, April 9, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Dan Brooks/Vital Farms)

Pasture-Raised Egg Market Grows

Sunday, May 3, 2015

In 2006, Michael Cox, a chicken farmer in northwest Arkansas, faced a choice that many farmers do: Grow or die. His family had been raising chickens for three generations, first for agriculture behemoth Cargill and then for themselves. Even with 800,000 laying hens, Cox was not big enough to compete: “We were planning our funeral,” he said. Cox, who was …

At the Hospitals: May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Physician Earns Pain Management Certification Windsor — Dr. Peter E. Rauert, a staff anesthesiologist at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, has earned board certification in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology. The certification signifies that Rauert has achieved the highest level of intensive study and assessment as a …

End of an Era for the Polka Dot

Sunday, May 3, 2015

White River Junction — For sale: Small, cozy restaurant building in heart of White River Junction, fully equipped. Loyal clientele. In need of facelift, but great potential. Asking $130,000. See owner. Sound ideal? For the person who has always dreamed about owning a small eatery or cafe — only 1,088 square feet, kitchen …

6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Credit Repair Efforts

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Although the financial climate is improving and unemployment rates continue to drop, many consumers are struggling. Last year alone, U.S. courts reported nearly 1 million cases of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings. How does a financial hardship like bankruptcy affect your long-term credit health? For one, …

Claremont Chamber Wants Full-Time Executive Director

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Claremont — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director and is returning the job to a full-time position for the first time since 2012. Jamie Richardson, marketing manager at Claremont Savings Bank and president of the chamber’s board, said the business booster …

Dream of Paperless Society Remains Just That, a Dream

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The dream of a paperless society may need to be crumpled and tossed out due to the realities of American life. Last month, Adobe announced that it’s turning its document-creation software into an Internet service. Consumers and business people will now more easily be able to view, edit, …

A Cameras-Everywhere Culture

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Science fiction writer David Brin calls it “a tsunami of lights” — a future where tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, and even predicting what we’ll do next. Unlike George Orwell’s novel “1984,” where only …

Individuality in the Mainstream

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It’s been four years since Fiat re-entered the U.S. market. Yet despite new showrooms and provocative advertising campaigns, Fiat’s brand awareness seems as small as the diminutive 500 it sells, which is nicknamed “Topolino,” or little mouse, in …

Hard Winter For Region’s Home Sales

Sunday, April 26, 2015

West Lebanon — The Upper Valley residential real estate market has just come through a brutal winter that mostly saw a decline in the number of homes listed for sale and lower prices for those homes that did sell. Bur real estate’s winter of discontent has blossomed into …

Cloud-Computing at Amazon Shows Growth

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New York — Amazon’s profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds. That growth helped the e-commerce company Thursday post a 15 percent first-quarter revenue jump and a smaller-than-expected loss. The results sent Amazon’s shares up 6 percent in aftermarket trading. Investors have been growing restless …

At the Hospitals: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Conference at DHMC Explores Child Abuse Issues Lebanon — A recent professional conference at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center explored the issue of child abuse, including its connection to medical costs. Three Twin State professionals were honored at the April …

Low Wages, Trade Pacts Send Auto Plants to Mexico

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Detroit — Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers. In the past two years, eight automakers have opened …

Fishing Regulators Approve Habitat Changes

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Portland, Maine — Federal fishery regulators say they will keep much-debated protections for Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine in place as part of a broad effort to alter the scope of New England’s fishing grounds. The decision to preserve Cashes Ledge came as the New England …