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  • Hundreds pack State House for public budget hearing Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 4:26 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Hundreds of New Hampshire residents flooded the State House on Tuesday to advocate for more state spending on substance abuse treatment, services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness, the university system and more. The Senate Finance Committee heard public testimony for hours as part of its process of reworking the...

  • White Mountains posts 1Q profit Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    HANOVER, N.H. _ White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $84.3 million. The Hanover, New Hampshire- based company said it had profit of $14.09 per share. Keywords: White Mountains Insurance Group, Earnings Report.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year. That means groundfishermen who catch fish like cod, haddock and pollock in New England waters will likely have to start paying the cost around August. Among the challenges facing the...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, delivering another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, a former senior Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island still lags in recovering from the recession, but the state is starting to catch up with its New England neighbors, a senior economist from Moody's Analytics said Friday. Rhode Island recovered 60 percent of the jobs that were lost— amounting to 24,100 jobs— surpassing Maine at 51 percent. Rhode Island had a "steeper hill to climb" than...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, delivering another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, who had been a senior Christie appointee to the Port...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for a little harmony over rules used to enforce a ban on ivory that ended up snagging a pair of teenage bagpipers at the Canadian border. In August, Campbell Webster and Eryk Bean of New Hampshire were returning from a competition in Canada when their pipes were taken. The teenagers contacted New...

  • SOUTHINGTON, Conn.— A Houston energy company executive told a Connecticut business group that a regional natural gas pipeline would keep businesses from moving to states where energy is cheaper. Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, pitched the idea Friday before nearly 250 business owners and representatives at a meeting of the...

  • Standex posts 3Q profit Friday, 1 May 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    SALEM, N.H. _ Standex International Corp. on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $12.6 million. Standex shares have risen roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Standex International, Earnings Report.

  • 3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— Federal prosecutors brought charges Friday against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie— but not Christie himself— in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, apparently easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016 White House ambitions for more than a year. One of those charged, David Wildstein, a former high-ranking official at...

  • Solar company moving workers out of Arizona due to fees Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    PHOENIX— A major rooftop solar installer is downsizing its Arizona presence in response to new fees imposed by Salt River Project, the company said Thursday. Will Craven, spokesman for San Mateo, California- based SolarCity Corp., said 85 panel installers across five Phoenix offices are voluntarily relocating to other states to join installation crews...

  • PC Connection tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    MERRIMACK, N.H. _ PC Connection Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. PC Connection shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Bottomline Technologies posts 3Q loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. _ Bottomline Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.8 million in its fiscal third quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Bottomline Technologies shares have climbed roughly 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Icad reports 1Q loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    NASHUA, N.H. _ Icad inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.9 million in its first quarter. Icad expects full-year revenue in the range of $55 million to $59 million. Access a Zacks stock report on ICAD at http://www.zacks.com/ap/ICAD.

  • New Hampshire court rules hiker must pay rescue bill Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:01 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— A Michigan man injured during a 2012 hike in New Hampshire must pay for the cost of his rescue, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Edward Bacon of Northville, Michigan, was on a five-day solo hike in September 2012 when he dislocated his hip and had to be carried for almost four miles over rough terrain in heavy rain. The state Fish and Game...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The New Hampshire House once again rejected casino gambling on Wednesday, voting down a proposal that would have legalized two venues that supporters said would have provided badly needed revenue. "Casino gambling will not be an asset to New Hampshire," Democratic Rep. "All New Hampshire can expect are hometown convenience casinos that pull money...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The leader of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions has called on Hillary Clinton and other presidential hopefuls to oppose an Obama administration trade pact. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday delivered his first address about the U.S. presidential election in November 2016, laying out criteria the federation's 56...

  • WASHINGTON— On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade. The 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership under negotiation by Obama has divided the Democratic Party, leaving Clinton caught between angry liberal activists...

  • Clarification: New England Energy story Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— In a story April 23 about energy policy, The Associated Press reported that five of New England' s six governors said they would work across the region while each state pursues individual projects. New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices. HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Health care spending is high and rising in New Hampshire, and the state should consider holding both providers and insurers accountable for improving quality and containing costs, consultants hired by the insurance department said Friday. "Every single stakeholder we talked to expressed concern about the rising cost of health care in New...