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  • Senate fails to override juvenile justice veto Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Senate Republicans on Monday fell two votes short of overriding Gov. Sharon Carson, a Londonderry Republican who sponsored the bill, said lawmakers began hearing last year about disciplinary and budgeting issues at the Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester.

  • Gas prices fall 2 cents in New Hampshire Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Gas prices in New Hampshire have decreased 2.1 cents in the past week, averaging $3.42 a gallon. Gasbuddy.com says that's 3 cents more than the national average, which fell 4.2 cents last week to $3.39 a gallon. Gas prices in New Hampshire are 19.3 cents per gallon lower than they were a year ago, and 8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

  • Market Basket chief reflects, looks ahead Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Arthur T. Demoulas is back in control after offering more than $1.5 billion to buy shares of the private company from rival relatives who had fired him in June. "Sales are already at 100 percent of where they were last year," he said in an interview with The Boston Globe.

  • Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs.

  • Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. Lara Berdine and Mark Petrella, New Yorkers in their 40 s, visit Italy each fall because "it's cheaper, the weather is cooler and we can see the country as it really is, rather than in high season when it's inundated with tourists," said Berdine.

  • Sept 9- The parent of White Rose Inc, one of the biggest independent food distributors in the New York City area, on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy and said it had agreed to sell substantially all its assets to C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc, one of the largest privately held U.S. companies.

  • Gas prices down slightly in New Hampshire Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen slightly in the past week, averaging $3.45 a gallon. Gasbuddy.com says that's a penny more than the national average, which increased 1.3 cents last week to $3.44 a gallon. Gas prices in New Hampshire are 19.2 cents per gallon lower than they were a year ago, and 7.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

  • Vermont uses new technology to speed bridge repair Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog of bridges that need replacement.

  • Market Basket chain begins recovery after turmoil Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    RAYNHAM, Mass.— Alice Farrington has her pick of four supermarkets, all a quick drive from her home. After a six-week protest that cost Market Basket millions in lost sales, the company announced that an agreement had been reached for Arthur T. Demoulas to buy the chain, putting him back in control of the century-old business.

  • Maine and New Hampshire fish survey gets low count Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— An annual survey of Maine and New Hampshire fish stocks yielded fewer fish than any year since 2006.. The fall 2013 Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl Survey resulted in the second-lowest average catch weight since 2000, scientists who participated in the survey said.

  • Grants to help community waste management Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Two New Hampshire organizations have been awarded grants totaling $300,500 to help 78 communities plan, implement and improve their community waste management practices.

  • Organic dairy farmers: Milk price a top challenge Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    DURHAM, N.H.— A University of New Hampshire survey of organic dairy farmers shows that while the consumer will pay a higher price for their milk, the farmers aren't getting back much of a profit. Working with the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, UNH researchers surveyed 183 northeastern organic dairy farms.

  • FairPoint unions vow to take fight to 'new level' Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Leaders of two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont say they're going after the CEO, board members and corporate owners for refusing to negotiate. As part of that effort, the unions picketed this week outside a New York event where FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu was speaking.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 19 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce- Dallas/Fort-Worth- 0015 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the New Hampshire and Vermont Bankers Associations Annual Conference in Boston- 1945 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 18 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:56 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon- 1545 GMT. LONDON- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 17 Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon- 1545 GMT. LONDON- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action.

  • New England jobless rate ticks up to 5.8 percent Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The unemployment rate in New England ticked up to 5.8 percent in July, but it's still lower than the national average. The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the rate for the six-state region on Wednesday.

  • Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell' Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:49 AM ET

    KITTERY, Maine— Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journalists "to the gates of hell." Speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Biden said the Islamic State militant group responsible for beheading James Foley and Steven Sotloff won't intimidate the United States.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 18 Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board of Governors holds open meeting to discuss "a final rulemaking to implement a quantitative liquidity requirement in the United States as well as a proposed rule on margin requirements for non-cleared swaps of prudentially regulated swap entities"- 1430 GMT.