Business

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, the damage can remain on your credit report for seven to 10 years. If your credit is severely damaged because you filed …

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 organization hopes to have a new head on board by the end of June, when …

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, share and even sign digital documents in Adobe’s widely used PDF format, meaning that there …

China’s Internet Censorship Goes Beyond Borders

Sunday, April 12, 2015

China has moved beyond censoring Internet content seen by its own citizens to using a new cyberweapon researchers have dubbed the Great Cannon to silence critics around the world, according to a report released Friday. The first use of this capability was a weeks-long attack against websites that …

Beer Bills Signal Time of Growth

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Concord — By almost any metric, New Hampshire’s beer business is becoming more stout. The number of breweries has jumped from 17 to 38 in the past 18 months and is expected to push 60 in the next …

Immelt Set Up for Industrial Deals As GE Pivots From Finance Business

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York — Jeffrey Immelt, poised for the biggest restructuring push on his watch at General Electric, is plotting acquisitions to complement an industrial portfolio spanning jet engines to locomotives to oilfield equipment. With GE planning to sell …

Business Notes: April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Claremont — Amidon Jewelers has moved its corporate offices to the building it owns on Washington Street in Claremont. The company’s corporate and operational staff had been housed in Hanover, where the jeweler had been a presence on Main Street since 1935. The company announced the closing of …

VTC to Host Brewing Short Course

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Randolph — For the second year running, Vermont Tech will offer a brewing short course for entrepreneurs and home brewers. The class is set for May 11-17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Drop-In Brewing Co. in Middlebury, Vt. Taught by the Drop-In’s owner, Steve Parkes, it will …

Money Talk: Credit Card Issuers Can Change Future Rates Any Time

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Question: I have had a certain credit card for over five years. I just received a letter stating that my interest rate was going to be raised from 10.24 percent to 12.24 percent. My FICO score is 819 and I have never had late payments on any of …

Pipeline Would Link Pa., Northeast

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Schoharie, N.Y. — New York landowners along the planned 124-mile Constitution Pipeline are getting details of a second major natural gas pipeline proposed to cut through their property, this one a 325-mile link from Pennsylvania to New England. …

Get Your Credit Score Ready for Homebuying Season

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Getting ready to buy a home this spring? Make sure there aren’t any cracks in your credit. A good credit score is essential when it comes to securing a mortgage. “If (your score is) below 600, you’re probably not going to buy a home in the short term,” …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks …

GE to Restructure Lending Business

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New York — General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core. The company said Friday that it will sell most of its GE Capital assets over the next two …