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  • Massachusetts-based publisher wins national award Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.— Editor& Publisher, a journal that has chronicled the newspaper business for about 130 years, has named a Massachusetts- based media executive as the nation's publisher of the year. Karen Andreas is publisher of eight daily and weekly newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that are part of the North of Boston Media Group based in North...

  • Roster of largest TIGER grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    The Transportation Department doled out $584 million in September for 72 so-called TIGER grants for transportation projects. —$25 million to help fund a replacement bridge spanning Democratic-held districts in Maine and New Hampshire. —$24 million for the Mountain Parkway in an eastern Kentucky district represented by House Appropriations Committee...

  • APNewsBreak: Feds may shut down Maine shrimp Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Scientists say the Gulf of Maine shouldn't be fished for northern shrimp for a second straight season because of concerns of warming ocean temperatures. Fishermen from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts fish for the small, pinkish, succulent shrimp in the early part of the year. Many Maine shrimp trappers are lobstermen who use the fishery...

  • Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The SUVs are being recalled in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,...

  • White Mountains posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    HANOVER, N.H. _ White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. on Wednesday reported profit of $51.5 million in its third quarter. The Hanover, New Hampshire- based company said it had net income of $8.45 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.

  • Oct 29- Dow Jones& Co Inc, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, has asked a court to deny a request by Apple Inc and GT Advanced Technology Inc to keep under seal some documents relating to GT Advanced's bankruptcy. GT Advanced, which supplied sapphire material to Apple to make smartphone screens, filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this month and refused to...

  • Oct 29- Dow Jones& Co Inc, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, has asked a court to deny a request by Apple Inc and GT Advanced Technology Inc to keep under seal some documents relating to GT Advanced's bankruptcy. GT Advanced, which supplied sapphire material to Apple to make smartphone screens, filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this month under mysterious...

  • Icad posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    NASHUA, N.H. _ Icad inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $274,000 in its third quarter. Icad shares have decreased 20 percent since the beginning of the year. ICAD stock research report from Zacks.

  • DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.

  • FairPoint offers money to stem vandals amid strike Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— FairPoint Communications is asking the public for help to stem recent vandalism against its property, prompting striking workers to deny union members are responsible. A spokeswoman for FairPoint says the company has investigated eight incidents of vandalism to "key components" of its infrastructure in the nine days since the strike...

  • State to have 60-plus health care plans in 2015 Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    AT Harvard Pilgrim Care the premium would be $279 per month, while Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire would be $281 per month and Maine Community Health Options would be $288 per month. Two other carriers, Minuteman Health and Assurant Health, have not yet released anticipated premiums. Individuals earning less than $16,000 a year or a family of...

  • Gas prices keep falling in New Hampshire Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.11. Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in New Hampshire, says that's 6 cents more than the national average, which fell 3.7 cents last week to $3.05 a gallon. Gas prices in New Hampshire are 24.1 cents per gallon lower than they were a year ago, and 26...

  • Strikers continue to target FairPoint owners Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    WATERVILLE, Maine— A group of striking FairPoint workers is picketing a meeting of Colby College's trustees, saying one of them has the power to force the telephone company to return to the bargaining table. Angelo Gordon is FairPoint's largest single shareholder. They say it's unfair for hedge funds that profit by managing retirement investments to allow...

  • Anthem: 2015 rates in health marketplace stay flat Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire said Friday that on average, its customers who have purchased insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul law will see no increases in premiums next year. Anthem was the only company selling health plans through the new marketplace this year, but it will be joined by two other private...

  • US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission— the tight Georgia Senate race. Rob Engstrom, political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that the organization will stay on the sidelines in the contest between...

  • PC Connection beats Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    MERRIMACK, N.H. _ PC Connection Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $12.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Analysts expected $613.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Glass maker deals to exit Apple, Arizona plant Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in an Arizona factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing up to produce huge amounts of the product for use in Apple's products. GT filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Oct. 6 and says it will use the...

  • Police employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    KEENE, N.H.— Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival. More than 80 people were arrested after parties got out of hand Saturday in Keene, leading to property destruction and injuries. Keene police have created a LEEDIR account, or Large...

  • Unitil posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    HAMPTON, N.H. _ Unitil Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $1.6 million, or 11 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Hampton, New Hampshire, posted revenue of $76.6 million in the period. Unitil shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.