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  • New England raking in millions from leaf peepers Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. "We wanted to get out in the fresh air and see the colors while it's still warm," said Christopher LeBeau, who drove from Connecticut to hike Mount Monadnock. Lingering warm weather is causing leaves to stay on the trees longer in New England.

  • *Q2 new enrollments fall 8.1 pct vs forecast of 10-15 pct. Oct 17- ITT Educational Services Inc said an increase in scholarships helped it sign up more students than previously forecast in the quarter ended June, offering some relief to the struggling U.S. for-profit education sector. Shares of other for-profit education providers, including Corinthian...

  • More than 1,700 FairPoint workers go on strike Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Frustrated over a negotiating stalemate, more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike Friday, with picket-wielding employees demanding that the telecommunications company return to the bargaining table. But striking workers who staff call centers and maintain the region's...

  • Unions to go on strike against FairPoint Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont announced they were going on strike early Friday after a failed attempt hours earlier to re-engage the company in negotiations. The unions have offered "significant concessions" but the company wasn't interested, said Peter...

  • Immigration-control group starts ads in 10 states Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— An immigration-control group on Wednesday began running more than $1 million in ads that criticize lawmakers for not doing more to stop the flow of new workers into the United States. NumbersUSA will run the 30- second ad in 10 states where there are competitive Senate races. The group claims it has 2 million activists who want to reduce the numbers...

  • New Hampshire unemployment rate down for September Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    In September 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 5.9 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from August, and a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from the September 2013 rate. In New Hampshire, seasonally adjusted estimates for September placed the...

  • FairPoint freezes pensions for workers Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— The employee contract FairPoint is imposing over the objections of two unions representing 2,000 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont became even more real Tuesday with the company freezing the old pension plan. "The changes that we're making will ensure FairPoint's ability to price products competitively in the 21st century...

  • Great Northern Paper filings show deficit Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Recent court filings have revealed the depths of Great Northern Paper Co.' s financial hole. The Portland Press Herald reports that the company, managed by New Hampshire- based private equity firm Cate Street Capital, has roughly $28 million in assets, but has liabilities of slightly more than $65 million. The two largest secured creditors—...

  • Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims. The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, told law enforcement officials, domestic...

  • Party lines and pipelines: Candidates talk energy Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— There are pipelines and there are party lines, and what New Hampshire candidates say about the former appears largely influenced by the latter. Annie Kuster barely mentions natural gas, while her Republican challenger in the 2nd District, Marilinda Garcia, doesn't mention renewable energy sources. In the 1st District, there's a bit of overlap...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- For Federal Reserve officials already worried about a persistent lack of U.S. wage and price growth, one corner of the bond market may be suggesting even more reason for alarm. The Treasury Inflation Protected Securities market is suggesting price stagnation may be just around the corner. Slowing global growth, particularly because of weakness...

  • Oct 10- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple Inc, and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "GT believes that it has many claims against Apple arising out of its business relationship with Apple," the company...

  • Oct 10- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple Inc, and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "GT believes that it has many claims against Apple arising out of its business relationship with Apple," the company...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct 9- GT Advanced Technologies Inc on Thursday revealed it intends to wind down sapphire production, cutting short its once-promising bid to supply the scratch-resistant material for Apple Inc's iPhones and other mobile devices. Scant information has emerged since GT Advanced filed unexpectedly for bankruptcy on Monday, wiping out most of...

  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc argued on Thursday it could not reveal why it filed for bankruptcy and asked a court to keep crucial documents sealed, a highly unusual move that may keep investors in the dark about its unexpected financial implosion. GT Advanced forged a deal last year with Apple that involved...

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc argued on Thursday it could not reveal why it filed for bankruptcy and is asking the court to keep crucial documents sealed, a highly unusual situation that may keep investors in the dark as to the cause of its financial implosion. The company, which had been slated to provide Apple with scratch-resistant...

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc told a U.S. court it was barred from disclosing why it filed for bankruptcy, saying the company was "tied up in knots" by a confidentiality agreement. GT Advanced has a deal with Apple that involves outfitting an Arizona factory to make scratch-resistant sapphire glass exclusively for the iPhone maker.

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to keep under seal some key documents relating to a third party, saying this would allow it to avoid paying damages under confidentiality agreements. GT Advanced did not disclose the identity of the third party or the nature of the potential contract violations.

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to keep under seal some key documents relating to a third-party, saying this would allow it to avoid paying damages under confidentiality agreements. GT Advanced did not disclose the identity of the third-party or the nature of the potential contract violations.

  • Oct 9- A year of increasingly vocal support for easing a decades-old ban on U.S. crude exports has failed to convince American voters that doing so would be a good idea, according to a new Reuters-IPSOS poll that highlights the political perils of opening the door to shale oil sales abroad. Only a handful of politicians, most prominently Republican Senator Lisa...