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At the Hospitals: May 24, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Healthy Living Programs Receive Mini-Grants New London — Three local organizations have received community wellness grants from the The Wellness Connection: For a Healthy Lake Sunapee Region. Created this year, the mini-grant program provides funding for area nonprofits, municipal organizations and school groups to advance healthy eating or active living. Newport Food Pantry received $1,500 to expand its weekend school …

Chairwoman Expects Fed to Raise Key Interest Rate This Year

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Washington — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday she expected the central bank to raise its benchmark short-term interest rate this year if the economy continues to slowly improve. It was her clearest signal yet of when the Fed would increase the so-called federal funds rate for the first time since 2006. The Fed has held the rate near 0 percent …

More Grads Get Jobs in Their Field

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Washington — It was one of the most iconic symbols of post-recession America: the college graduate working as a coffee shop barista, carrying a mountain of student debt and a bachelor’s degree into a job that ordinarily would have required only a high school education. Almost half of recent grads, in fact, were in jobs that didn’t match their experience. But now, economists …

Moms Surpass Sweethearts In Flowers

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New York — You don’t write, you don’t call. The least you can do is buy your mom flowers for Mother’s Day. OK, Mr. Original. Did you know that more flowers are sold on Mother’s Day than on …

Crowdfunding Requests Run the Gamut

Friday, May 8, 2015

Orlando, Fla. — Daliah Lugo wants a license to practice law in Florida, but she can’t afford the Bar exam fees. Lori Krause has fallen behind on her bills and needs new tires. Rich Wise didn’t have the cash to retrieve his dogs from the pound. The three …

Hanover Co-op Workers To Meet With Union

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hanover — After nearly a year of turmoil sparked by the unexplained firing of two longtime employees, a union representative has floated the possibility of unionizing workers at the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, a matter he plans to visit town to discuss on Thursday. Union organizer Joel Nelson …

McDonald’s Has Plan to Woo Customers

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Washington — McDonald’s knows you’re not lovin’ it anymore, and thinks it’s got a great new plan to win you back. The world’s biggest burger chain plans to restructure its globe-spanning empire, slash costs and spruce up its menu in hopes of becoming what a turnaround plan released …

N.H. Spends Little to Lure Businesses

Monday, May 4, 2015

Concord — New Hampshire lawmakers repeatedly talk about the state’s “business climate” and the need to attract and retain employers, but lately they haven’t bought into the idea of spending money to make money. When it comes to actually recruiting businesses, the state doesn’t drop cash on several …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Global Rescue to the Rescue

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Lebanon — When Nepal was struck by a deadly earthquake last weekend, a crisis response company with local ties was among the first to respond. With mountain climbers among its clients, Global Rescue, a Boston-based company with a …

The Computer Heat Is Off, Maybe

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Philadelphia — The concentrated heat radiating from your laptop. The sudden roar of the cooling fan from inside your desktop computer. Familiar signs of wasted energy, caused largely by the increasing numbers of transistors crammed into the innards …