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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 …

How to Save Yourself When Market Turns Cruel

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The stock market has turned cruel, probably leaving you with losses in your 401(k), IRA and college savings. What should you do? If you want to know how far this downturn will go, be skeptical of any answer you receive. When a downturn is in motion, top analysts …

Drug Industry Links Run Deep In the Field of Sexual Medicine

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Washington — How do you measure sexual desire? If you’re a drugmaker trying to win approval for a medication to boost female libido, it might come down to two questions on a medical questionnaire. Those questions made the …

U.S. Factories Still Haven’t Recovered

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Washington — It took less than a year for America’s factory output to rebound from the 1991 recession. It took three and a half years to bounce back from the 2001 recession. Now, six years clear of the Great Recession, manufacturing output still hasn’t returned to the pre-crisis …

Average Used-Car Price Up 7.6% to Record High of $18,800

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Used cars are following the pricey road paved by new cars. Used-car prices hit a record high in the second quarter of 2015, climbing 7.6 percent year-over-year to an average of $18,800, according to a new study by car shopping site Edmunds.com. The price growth mirrors the average …

The Cautious Trump

Sunday, August 23, 2015

New York — Donald Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as president. Yet for all his bravado — “I’ve done an amazing job,” the …

Subway’s Latest Challenge: Getting out From Jared’s Shadow

Sunday, August 23, 2015

New York — Subway benefited hugely from Jared Fogle’s weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future. It’s not clear how customers will react to Fogle’s plans …

EPA Knew of ‘Blowout’ Risk At Gold Mine

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Washington — U.S. officials knew of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” of toxic wastewater from an inactive gold mine, yet appeared to have only a cursory plan to deal with such an event when government contractors triggered …

Theater in Hanover Bans Large Bags

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hanover — A security measure enacted last week at the Nugget Theaters, motivated in part by recent cinema attacks in Louisiana and Tennessee, requires moviegoers to leave backpacks and large handbags at the box office. “In the interest of customer safety, due to recent events at other cinemas,” …

Stocks Have Worst Week Since 2011

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A worldwide sell-off pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week since 2011 as spooked investors scattered amid worries of an economic slowdown in China and the potential for higher interest rates at home. The Dow Jones industrial average capped a four-day losing streak by dropping more than 500 …

Study Questions Early Cancer Intervention

Friday, August 21, 2015

Aggressive interventions to treat the earliest, “stage 0” breast cancers have no effect on whether a woman is still alive a decade later, according to a massive new study that tracked the trajectories of more than 100,000 women. The study, published in the journal JAMA Oncology on Thursday, …