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November 14. 2013 11:25AM

Sturm Ruger backlog nears 2 million guns; CEO cites N.H. electricity cost in decision to open N.C. plant

CEO on opening N.C. plant: ‘Frankly, electricity is much cheaper than in N.H.’

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How Planet Fitness aims to become the McDonald's of gym franchises

In the beginning, Planet Fitness had a juice bar, spinning classes, freestanding weights – and not enough members. The fitness franchise's secret to success? Getting rid of everything that made a gym "good."

Tillotson operation awarded $300,000 to manufacture medical gloves

Though the Tillotson name is most closely associated with the Balsams Resort, the family has been manufacturing polymer products since 1931.

Standex acquires aircraft engine company

Standex International Corp. has agreed to buy Enginetics Corp., an Ohio aircraft engine component company, for $55.2 million in cash.

Radio station from Amherst church expanding in Goffstown

AMHERST – A non-profit radio station with production facility in Amherst Christian Church is expanding its Goffstown studies. WLMW 90.7 FM, New Hampshire Family Radio,

Committee working to get Claremont stop on high-speed train line

CLAREMONT — The effort to get the city a stop on the coming high-speed rail service is chugging ahead at full steam.

BAE awarded $74M contract for F-16 program

The contractor will provide F-16 Stores System Tester spares, as well as engineering and software development and maintenance support.

WaPo: Wheelchair scams expose Medicare’s weak defenses against fraud

The sucker in this scheme was the U.S. government. That wasn’t the peculiar part. The tool of the crime was the motorized wheelchair.

Medical billing fraud deeply rooted in systems that foster dishonesy

Or what about an EHR program that allows the record to be altered after the fact? Why should any patient record have that capability? Doesn't that create an atmosphere where someone can commit fraud more easily?

Postal Service workers' comp costs spike as headcount plunges

The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates that private industry workers’ compensation in the same occupations cost 73 cents per work hour, while the Postal Service paid $1.16 per work hour in fiscal 2013, according to the report.

Screen grab from a video purporting to show New Hampshire photojournalist James Foley of Rochester being beheaded at the hands of ISIS.

British Isis militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'

Former hostage says 'John' is one of three British Islamic State jihadists who guard western captives in Raqqa.

JAMES FOLEY

NHPR Audio: In 2011, slain N.H. journalist talked about his capture in Lybia

Three years ago, NHPR's Jon Greenberg sat down with New Hampshire journalist James Foley.

Market Basket owes Exeter, Newmarket thousands, their share of municipal trash bags scheme

EXETER — The towns of Exeter and Newmarket may be forced to temporarily dump Market Basket as a place to sell municipal trash bags after the embattled supermarket failed to pay its bills on time for bags delivered to the Epping and Stratham stores.

Energy firm tries to build support for 68-mile underwater power line from Seabrook Station to Greater Boston

The Seabrook, N.H.-based subsidiary of NextEra Energy is trying to build support for a proposed underwater power line that would bring 520 megawatts of power from southern New Hampshire into the Boston area.

MELANIE NASH

Daughter charged with ransacking father's grave in search of 'real will' wants charges dropped

LANCASTER, N.H. -- The daughter of businessman Eddie Nash, charged with ransacking his grave and stealing items, is asking the court to dismiss an abuse of corpse charge, arguing the body was never destroyed or removed.

Politifact: John Oliver says Keene wanted armored vehicle to thwart terrorism at pumpkin fest = TRUE

Oliver said federal funding for anti-terrorism efforts has been doled out on such a massive scale that even Keene -- with fewer than 30,000 residents -- secured a military-grade truck for its police department.- with fewer than 30,000 residents -- secured a military-grade truck for its police department.

Ice cream parlors war in Walpole

The owner of the Walpole Creamery claims the recent sale of a neighboring ice cream shop was a thinly disguised move to get around an injunction issued just days earlier.

Berlin Farmers Market helps needy stretch federal food handouts

BERLIN — 'At least a few hundred markets across the country are taking advantage of programs like Wholesome Wave that double the value of food stamps at farmers' markets, and that number will soar when the Agriculture Department's Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program kicks in, contributing as much as $20 million,' points out food columnist Mark Bittman in a New York Times op-ed published on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Scientific American: Is fluoride in private wells causing an IQ decline?

Certain other New England states such as New Hampshire (known as 'The Granite State') and Rhode Island may also have private wells at risk because they, too, sport large amounts of the potentially problematic rock.

Cutter Tamaroa, known for 'Perfect Storm' rescue, to be sunk after preservation effort fails

'It's a sad state of affairs,' said Tom Robinson, executive director of the Zuni Maritime Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Richmond, Va., whose mission is to preserve the ship in an operational condition.

NH trucker cited after trailer hits sheriff's van operated by driver with suspended license

Lanoie was charged with operating after suspension of his driver’s license. His license had been suspended for failing to pay a fine for a seat belt violation.

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