WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing output rose for a fifth straight month in October, shrugging off a sharp drop in motor vehicle production and suggesting underlying strength in factory activity despite growing headwinds that are expected to slow the sector in 2019.

MANCHESTER — The maker of a low-cost, medical office-based treatment for chronic tendon pain won the seventh annual TechOut competition that the New Hampshire Tech Alliance hosted Thursday night.

The dominance of the Boston Red Sox in the recent baseball season is a testimony to the value of a total team effort. Businesses can learn much from examining the special culture that ensues from meeting the motivational needs of all participants in an organization that seeks to dominate its field.

NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. companies are warning about rising wages eating into profit margins, increasing investor worries that next year’s expected drop in profit growth may be sharper than feared.

MANCHESTER — Three agents recently affiliated with the Manchester office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Loudon resident Joseph Dougherty graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute with an associate degree focusing on business and communications. Manchester resident Shelley K…

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