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Workers Henry Wright, left, and Desmond Sappleton, right, both of Jamaica, deposit ginger gold apples into a wagon, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Carlson Orchards, in Harvard, Mass. As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Strong Forecast For N.E. Apples

Monday, August 31, 2015

Boston — As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s and 18 percent above the region’s five-year average. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts the total New England apple …

What’s Not to Like? Not a Thing

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lake Placid, n.y. — Rare is the vehicle that makes perfect sense. The 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi with all-wheel drive is that rarity. It meets all criteria — pricing, perfect size for urban use, accommodating comfort for highway travel, flexible utility, advanced safety, good fuel economy, and more-than-adequate road performance for people …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon — Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chairwoman of surgery and senior vice president of the surgical service line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and chairwoman of …

Parents Turn to Uber, Others To Ferry Kids

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Forget the big yellow bus or even mom’s taxi. This fall, more and more kids will be heading back to school via Uber and other ride-hailing options. From car pools to practices, a growing number of families are …

Leader of the Midsize Sedan Pack

Sunday, August 23, 2015

If you want to stand out in the marketplace, take something ordinary, give it a twist and you’ll wind up with something perceived as quite different. For instance, if you renovated Kmart stores and stocked them with items …

Baby Boomers, Better Economy Drive Up RV Sales

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Milwaukee — If you’re seeing a lot of travel trailers and motor homes on the highway these days, it’s more than a sign of summer. For the first time in a decade, the recreational-vehicle industry is poised to …

Listeria-Tainted Ice Cream Part of Broader Surge in Food Recalls

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Contaminated-food recalls are on pace to surge this year from 2014, buoyed by the discovery of bacteria in everything from ice cream to spinach. Companies recalled 3.7 million U.S. food items in the first half of the year because of viral or bacterial contaminants such as listeria and …

Lower Prices For Milk Hit Farmers Hard

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Milwaukee — Charlie Jones got into dairy farming four years ago when the industry was on the mend after one of the worst downturns in recent history. Now he’s getting a taste for what it’s like when milk prices plummet and profits become scarce. Jones milks 140 cows. …

The Basics: 2016 Honda Accord EX-L V-6

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Engine: 3.5-liter V-6 Horsepower: 278 Torque: 252 pound feet Wheelbase: 109.3 inches Length: 192.5 inches Cargo volume: 15.5 cubic feet Curb weight: 3,543 pounds EPA rating (city/highway): 21/34 Fuel type: Regular unleaded NHSTA safety rating: Not rated Price: $30,645 …

On the Move With Bellhops

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pittsburgh — When Derek Bayer was getting ready to move, the moving company he hired gave him a quote that included two trucks, which was going to end up costing a lot more than he wanted to pay. …

Self-Driving Vehicles to Debut on College Campuses

Sunday, August 23, 2015

This fall, students at Santa Clara University will have a new way to get around campus — a self-driving shuttle. The university has invited Auro Robotics to its palm tree-lined campus to test a prototype. The vehicle will …

Disease Causes Florida Orange Crop to Shrink

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Florida’s orange growers keep getting squeezed. After the state’s crop fell to the lowest in almost five decades, production will probably will drop further in the season starting Oct. 1 as a citrus-greening disease continues to wreak havoc for the U.S.’s biggest producer. Shrinking plantings come at a …

Money Talk: Despite Rudeness, Pay Doctor’s Bill

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Question: My primary care physician referred me to a gynecologist for a medical issue. I called the office three times and asked that the appointment be made as an annual exam. During the appointment, the doctor was rude and critical of my body and lifestyle. (I am obese.) …