L/rain
62°
L/rain
Hi 60° | Lo 37°

Business

King

At the Hospitals: Sept. 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New London, Cottage Hospitals Receive Awards Concord — Two local hospitals were among those honored recently by the New Hampshire Hospital Association. Bruce King, president and CEO of New London Hospital, received the Leslie A. Smith President’s Award. The annual award is given to an individual who has made “an exceptional contribution to the NHHA,” the hospital said in a …

A Fight for Digital Copyright Reform

Sunday, September 21, 2014

When the Librarian of Congress reversed course and banned the unlocking of cellphones two years ago, Sina Khanifar took it as almost a personal affront. Khanifar was involved in the original effort to legalize unlocking back in the mid-2000s after he developed a program that helped consumers break the technological barriers that tied their phones to particular carriers. Motorola demanded that he stop, …

Yelp Fined $450K Over Registration Minors

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Washington — Yelp has agreed to pay a $450,000 settlement after federal officials accused the company of violating privacy rules by not properly screening minors in its registration process. But are kids rating restaurants? Not exactly. The restaurant review site admits its registration process failed to screen minors. But the company says the episode also highlights how in many instances, people lie about …

McDonald’s Tries Taking Orders on Tabletop Tablets

Sunday, September 14, 2014

If you’ve ever felt guilty ordering at McDonald’s, the fast-food mega-chain has just the fix: You can now order your own quarter-pound bacon cheeseburger from a welcoming, non-judging machine. Battling the worst sales slump in a decade and competition from build-your-own upstarts like Chipotle and Smashburger, McDonald’s is …

Boston Developer Has Plan for Faneuil Hall Area

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Boston — A Boston real estate developer is proposing to transform a cluster of office buildings near Faneuil Hall into a vibrant commercial complex featuring restaurants, retail and hotel space. Related Beal’s proposal for Congress Square calls for adding 50,000-plus square feet of restaurant and retail space to …

Chick-fil-A Founder Built Empire His Way

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, who died last Monday at age 93, was an unlikely leader for one of America’s most massive fast-food chains: a poor-Southern-Baptist-turned-billionaire and fried-chicken magnate who proudly mixed his Christian faith with the company’s …

Panera Asks Customers To Leave Guns at Home

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Panera Bread is joining Target Corp. and a few other big companies in asking customers to leave their guns at home. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, formed as a result of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut in 2012, said last week that Panera’s …

Whole Foods Launches Grocery Delivery, Pickup Service

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Whole Foods Market announced last week it is launching a new, national grocery delivery and pickup service, part of a major initiative as the Austin, Texas-based organic foods giant looks to expand its footprint against a growing list of fierce competitors. Whole Foods said it is partnering with …

Study: 60% of Millennials Don’t Have a Credit Card

Sunday, September 14, 2014

More than six in 10 millennials don’t have a credit card, and only a minority who do have them pay off the entire balance every month, a new study shows. Bankrate.com, an online publisher of personal finance news, said 63 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 don’t …

California Is at Center of Olive Oil Grading War

Sunday, September 14, 2014

There’s a war over your salad dressing, and the front line has been drawn in California. The Golden State is considering first-of-its-kind grading standards for olive oil that could have far-reaching consequences for the $5.4-billion global industry. The California Department of Food and Agriculture may soon agree to …

Analysis: It’s Tim Cook’s Company Now

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cupertino, Calif. — When Tim Cook took to the stage to announce the “next chapter in Apple’s story,” he could have been talking about himself. Since he succeeded the late Steve Jobs as chief executive three years ago, …

Analysis: Apple Watch Details May Be Troubling

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Apple Watch, which is to go on sale early next year with more than 20 different looks and a minimum price of $349, has its share of innovations: A screen made out of sapphire glass on some versions to increase its scratch-resistance. A “digital touch” feature that …

Parents: Be More Realistic About What You’re Saving for College

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Good intentions alone — and maybe cutting out a few restaurant dinners — won’t cover a college tuition bill, of course. But there appears to be a real disconnect between what many parents plan to contribute toward college and how much money they’re saving. Parents on average intend …