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Time Warner Deal Expected Today

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Charter Communications is close to a $55 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable, a merger that would create a powerful cable and broadband Internet contender in an industry long lacking competition. The companies are expected to announce their proposed merger early this morning, with Charter agreeing to pay about $195 a share for Time Warner Cable — $100 in cash and the rest in stock, according to people directly …

‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject, Wife Die

Monday, May 25, 2015

Trenton, n.j. — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him …

Financial Advisers Don’t Care About Millennials, and Vice Versa

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The investment industry has an age discrimination problem, and millennials and Generation X are bearing the brunt of it. Only 30 percent of financial advisers are actively looking for clients under age 40, according to a survey of 500 advisers by the research firm Corporate Insight. Advisers prefer older clients for a simple reason: Most advisers get paid based on a percentage of …

Powerhouse Plaza Sold to Mass. Firm

Sunday, May 17, 2015

West Lebanon — The Powerhouse Plaza shopping center has been sold for $12.35 million to Eastern Real Estate, a private commercial real estate acquisition, capital investment, project development and asset management firm based in Woburn, Mass. Boston-based Cushman & Wakefield announced the sale on Thursday on behalf of …

Consumer Confidential: Know Your Rights When Dealing With a Funeral Home

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Undercover investigators visited 11 California funeral homes last year to make sure prices charged to grieving families were disclosed upfront, as required by federal law. Nearly two-thirds flunked the test. This was an eye-opening finding for Bob Achermann, executive director of the California Funeral Directors Association. “More than …

‘A Fascinating Story of Engineering’: Salvaging a Piece of Claremont’s Agricultural History

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Claremont — Long before it was an eyesore and safety hazard, the abandoned four-story wooden structure with a cupola on top at 157 Pleasant St. was a sophisticated mechanized grain mill operation at a time when farms and …

Startups Want in on Drone Industry

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Miami — Step inside Animusoft’s offices, and you’ll see drones everywhere — large ones, little ones, drones that inspect, drones that pick fruit, and a few just for fun. Some are half-built; 3-D printers are working 24/7 to …

Chase Debit Cards To Be Reissued With Microchips

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Chase officially said last week it plans to reissue all its debit cards to include embedded microchips aimed at helping to reduce fraud. The Chicago Tribune first reported the move last month. Such technology is prevalent in many other countries and is expected to become the …

Money Talk: Tips for Finding a Financial Adviser

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Question: We recently inherited some money. We’ve never had much. We want to invest our inheritance for our kids’ college education. We asked around to find investment firms that people have had a good experience with. But how do we know they are honest and make sound investment …

Bird Flu Increases ‘Breaker Egg’ Price

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Joe Greco, who’s been churning out cookies and cakes for 27 years, usually uses about 600 pounds of liquid eggs a week at his bakery near Chicago. Now, his freezer has seven times that amount because Greco worries that record prices are about to go even …

The Modernizing of a Classic

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The 50th anniversary Ford Mustang GT is a fastback — and a throwback. It’s an homage to Ford’s glory days, when gas was cheap and custom pony cars dueled at the drag strip with Corvettes, Camaros and GTOs. …

Business Notes: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Newport — Lake Sunapee Bank joined three other New Hampshire businesses as a winner of a 2015 Business in the Arts Award from the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its …

People in Business: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Service Credit Union has announced the following promotions at its Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center office: Fran Blodgett, of Sharon, has been promoted from assistant branch manager to branch manager. Blodgett has been with Service Credit Union for more than 16 years. Martha Clarke, of Hartland, has been promoted from …