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The mind-set and tools you need to survive as a startup CEO

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Anyone in any job relies on a set of skills to complete their work. As a startup CEO, you must have a keen understanding of the assortment of skills you have — and don't have. Keeping that...

Energy

UPDATED: Regulators OK 47 percent rate hike for Liberty Utilities customers

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State regulators have granted a request from Liberty Utilities to raise electric rates by 47 percent effective Nov. 1, resulting in a monthly increase of more than $50 for an average residential bill, according an official with the state Public Utilities Commission.

Developer says Alexandria wrong to deny tower

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The Portuguese wind-power developer that has said it wants to build a wind farm in this town, Groton and Hebron is asking a Grafton County judge to order Alexandria's selectmen to grant it a building permit for a 262-foot meteorological tower.

2 Unitil wants to charge NH customers higher rates

6 Liberty Utilities requests 46% electric rate hike

0 Solar project gets federal boost with $30k grant

Opinion

EDITORIAL
The racism charge rears its ugly head in Littleton.
EDITORIAL
CLOUD COMPUTING has become ubiquitous. These days, every tech company seems to be promoting a cloud-based service.
EDITORIAL
On NH's future, listen to Dean Kamen.
MARK HAYWARD
If any pols out there want to improve their stump speeches, look no farther than these heavily annotated remarks from the genius inventor.
EDITORIAL
A casino for Boston, with unintended consequences.
EDITORIAL
Yes, you are paying for abortions through Obamacare.
EDITORIAL
This is not the right bullying bill for state government.
THOMAS SOWELL
Mob rule is not democracy and certainly not good economics.

Data Electronic Devices president Victor Giglio talks to Salem High School students about opportunities available in the manufacturing sector.

Students learn about modern manufacturing in Salem

The modern American manufacturing industry is a lot different than its reputation might suggest. That was just one of the messages Salem High School students heard as they toured Data Electronic...

MCHO slated to become fifth ACA insurer in NH

Maine Community Health Options said Monday it plans to expand its geographic footprint to all of New Hampshire, offering health insurance plans through the health exchange marketplace, starting in...

Resident-run group supports changes to Mt. Sunapee Resort

As some area residents protest the proposed expansion plans at the Mount Sunapee Ski Resort, a group of residents have formed in support of the plans, calling itself Citizens for Mount Sunapee's...

Business Newsreel: Consumer spending accelerates in August

American consumers spent more in August, a positive sign for the U.S. economy, which appears to have shifted into a higher gear.

Margaritas to launch fast-casual dining in Durham

The build-your-own taqueria at 38 Main St. will be the company’s first foray into fast-casual, generally defined as restaurants that skip table service but offer a higher quality of food than...

Stationary bikes are shown in the spinning room of the newly opened Zoo Health Club.

Zoo Health Club expands into Derry facility

The business is located at the former site of the Workout Club, 35 Manchester Road, which closed earlier this year because of damage from a sprinkler system problem, according to Workout Club...

Comcast employee Kristen Raybould demonstrates the workings of the company’s new iPad applications during an open house at the company’s Salem, N.H., facility in 2011.

Comcast acknowledges problems, acts to reform customer service

The Philadelphia company says it has reorganized its executive team and promoting a top executive from its engineering group to oversee interactions with customers.

KEROUAC

Business Newsmakers: Kerouac appointed to courts committee

Margaret Kerouac of the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association has been appointed to the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the...

With the issue of data breaches allowing thieves to get access to victims' credit card data, the result is where those thieves often swipe cards that have the stolen credit card data included.

Dover man's nightmare lesson for everyone

A Dover man received a text on his phone on Sept. 11 asking him if he had authorized a $6,500 charge on his credit card.

Shirley Bhutto, director of enterprise risk management and compliance at St. Mary's Bank on McGregor Street  in Manchester. says St. Mary's has real time monitoring on its cards to check a pending charge against a a client's normal spending pattern.

NH students, veterans, residents each victimized by identity thieves

What do 674 University of New Hampshire students, 371 Granite State veterans and 393 New Hampshire residents with ties to Butler University share in common?

Price dropped on downtown site of former Nashua courthouse

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A potential buyer has backed out of purchasing the old courthouse on Walnut Street, so the building — located in the heart of Nashua's downtown — is back on the market with a lower price.

Gail Athas

2014 Realtor of the Year: Gail Athas

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Gail Athas, a Manchester resident and broker associate at Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan in Bedford, has been selected by the New Hampshire Association of Realtors as its 2014 Realtor of the...

Real Estate Corner: New laws benefit buyers, sellers, property owners

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Higher standards for real estate licensees and better notification for residents who may be impacted by proposed zoning changes are two of the highlights from a successful legislative session for the...

NH Realtors gather for annual convention

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More than 300 New Hampshire Realtors gathered last week in Bretton Woods, home of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors 53nd annual convention at the scenic and historic Omni Mount Washington...

While the fun part is looking at houses, the scary part of buying a home can be securing the financing. First-time buyers should know local agencies are there to help.

NH property virgins benefit from home buyer education

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How do you know if you're ready? What's the first step you should take? What are the upfront costs?

Home prices increasing across NH; foreclosures decreasing; interest rates steady

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After the promising upturn in the housing market in 2013, the market started 2014 with a bit of a letdown, but it's really a matter of perspective.

NH lenders know the latest mortgage products, programs

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While it is accurate to say a mortgage is a mortgage, it would not be entirely correct, according to those intimately involved with loan originations.

Interest rates remain in NH home buyer's favor

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With mortgage rates still in the low 4 percent range, experts cite several trends this year to date.

The condo market in the Lakes Region is on the cusp of a full comeback. Pictured is Realtor Jon Delmar of Lakes Region Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty at a condo currently for sale on Weirs Boulevard in Laconia.

Condo market across NH ranges from hopeful to celebratory

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Realtors will tell you that the 2008 real estate market crisis produced varying degrees of economic impact across New Hampshire.

Real Estate Corner: What to know when purchasing your first home

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Being prepared with the right information is key when purchasing your first home to ensure you get the best deal and most suitable mortgage for your needs.

 NH Angle
Links to news and happenings around the world with a Granite State connection updated daily.

0 EXCLUSIVE: 21 liens filed against Sen. Shaheen and her husband for failure to pay creditors

0 NH author John Irving puts his dream house up for sale for $3M

0 None of the richest Americans that comprise the Forbes 400 live in the tri-state area

0 Huge Obamacare loan helps Maine insurance co-operative accelerate plan to tap NH market

0 Speedway Motorsports, Inc. driving fan experience initiatives, partners with Sporting Innovations

0 Mercury Systems lands $23M contract

0 Margaritas opening new style Mexican eatery in Durham

0 As energy prices spike and temperatures fall, Hassan tell consumers to conserve

0 Dairy Queen asks Sandwich to change its name

0 Portland Pipeline business drying up as Canadian market shifts

0 Peterborough pair forms PAC to promote broader government role in economic development, job creation

0 Golden Eagle Railway could add 200 jobs to Fryeburg area

0 Large-scale campsite draws mixed reviews

0 Chemicals found in private well near Pease

0 Legal battle and investigation over seized Claremont property ongoing

0 As Epsom campground faces auction, residents face eviction

0 Grafton store sells at auction giving residents hope town will have a store once again

0 After burning through millions in stimulus spending, Lebanon-based Mascoma pivots to new vision

0 Valet feature on 2015 Corvette violates NH wiretap laws

0 Gilford finds it will take $5,300 to power $4,545 sign to nag motorists about their speed

0 Video game incubator planned in Manchester

0 NHEC residental electric bills to increase 12 percent

0 Wolfeboro electric customers to receive rate cut after share of carbon tax distributed

0 $29M contract to improve training systems for KC-135 aircrews at Pease and elsewhere

0 $39M in new work for Lockheed Martin operations in NH in latest, $331.4M F-35 contract

Professors, store managers reflect on Demoulas saga at MIT forum

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All Market Basket associates and managers wanted was to save their boss and their company, and to go back to work as usual at the chain's 71 grocery stores.

Michael and Janelle Gambino behind the iconic golden arches at the McDonald's on Second Street in Manchester. The couple have introduced

Golden Arches lure NY couple to Queen City

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Three police cruisers were parked outside the McDonald's on Second Street on Thursday morning. An officer leaned over one of them, talking to one of his uniformed colleagues sitting behind the wheel.

Home Depot card hack outpaces Target in NH

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The credit-card data breach at Home Depot could affect more New Hampshire shoppers than the one at Target late last year that potentially compromised 232,000 credit and debit cards used in its...

Christopher Thompson's Closing the Deal: Get the little things right

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THERE ARE a lot of things you need to worry about in sales and business. While on the surface, it may not appear to be very complicated, behind the scenes there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of...

PGA professional Kris Arnold demonstrates how to use one of the P3 Pro Swing indoor golf simulators at his new business, Golf Fix Studio, located in Goffstown.

New golf simulation studio lets players get their 'Golf Fix'

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Professional Golf Association member and Merrimack native Kris Arnold has opened an indoor golf simulator facility in Goffstown, hoping to attract local golfers who can't play the sport during New...

Tips to avoid being a credit, debit card victim because of a data breach

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The Better Business Bureau has some suggestions for consumers concerned that their credit or debit cards may have been compromised by a data breach at a retail or online store:


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