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  • NEW YORK, July 29- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers warned on Tuesday that restricting Mexican sugar imports would inflate food prices and threaten U.S. food manufacturers, the latest sign that pressure is growing on Washington to avoid trade barriers.

  • NH Liquor Commission reports record sales Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire's liquor sales in the past fiscal year were a record high $626 million. Liquor Commission Chairman Joseph Mollica says net profits of $148 million were transferred to the state's general fund.

  • Gas prices still falling in New Hampshire Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week. That's still 7 cents higher than the national average, which fell nearly a nickel per gallon in the last week to $3.51. Gas prices in New Hampshire 9.8 cents a gallon lower than they were a year ago, and are 6.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

  • No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise.

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass.— It's been called a David vs. They are demanding the reinstatement of beloved former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, whom they credit with keeping prices low, treating them well and guiding the company's success.

  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. Last year's rise follows a couple of years when the girls' HPV vaccination rate was flat and health officials worried that it wouldn't budge. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Work continues on insurance network rules Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Network adequacy requirements for health plans should focus on making sure consumers have adequate access to different types of services rather than providers, a state Insurance Department official said Thursday.

  • Missoula man sentenced for construction fraud Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    Charging documents said Oliver solicited prepayments of nearly $7.9 million for steel buildings— mostly from residents of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota— between October 2010 and December 2011, but he only completed one building.

  • Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— At 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer. Veterans groups, organizations for the disabled and a handful of the Senate's strongest proponents joined Dole in stepping up the pressure for a Senate vote. Dole, who celebrated his 91st birthday on Tuesday, sat through the Capitol Hill news conference and spoke forcefully about the treaty.

  • New CEOs urge Market Basket workers to return Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 PM ET

    TEWKSBURY, Mass.— The Market Basket supermarket chain's new co-CEOs on Tuesday urged protesting employees to go back to work, saying they are committed to continuing the company's "tradition of excellence and dedication."

  • Gas prices falling in New Hampshire Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week. That's still 5 cents higher than the national average, which fell 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57. Gas prices in New Hampshire 6.9 cents a gallon lower than they were a year ago, and are 2.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

  • Market Basket ex-CEO: Protesters should be rehired Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    TEWKSBURY, Mass.— A family feud over control over the Market Basket supermarket chain escalated Monday as thousands of employees and their supporters rallied at the company's headquarters for a second time and called for the reinstatement of their former chief executive. The chain has 71 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines. In the hours after Thursday's disaster involving a Malaysia Airlines jet, carriers around the globe began rerouting flights to avoid Ukraine.

  • More sparring expected after Sunapee land ruling Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Merrimack Superior Court Judge Larry Smukler ruled that state officials and Sunapee representatives had acknowledged the piece of land in the northwest corner of the park was part of the Sunapee leasehold.

  • Senate Republicans block bill on contraception Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. But Democrats hope the issue has enough life to energize female voters in the fall, when Republicans are threatening to take control of the Senate.

  • Square One: How trailblazing women got their start Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 3- Since last fall, Reuters has asked prominent achievers about the first job they ever had. From Mia Hamm to Margaret Atwood, Bob Schieffer to Tavis Smiley, they have shared their memories about the humble beginnings of their careers. Professor, Colorado State University; autism activist and subject of HBO movie " Temple Grandin".

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Even as BlackRock Inc is set to amass $1 trillion in exchange-traded fund assets in its iShares business, U.S. retail investors increasingly prefer to send their money to low-cost leader Vanguard Group, highlighting a weak spot for the world's biggest money manager.

  • The deal was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington three months after Brookstone filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection when it saw sales fall as shoppers cut discretionary spending.

  • *Big Lots shares jump after results. NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. stocks were little changed on the last trading session of the month on Friday after traders shrugged off mixed economic data.