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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 16 Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    LONDON- UK Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander delivers speech setting out' his vision for Scotland to remain as an integral and full member of the United Kingdom' at Chatham House. MADRID- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • INSIGHT-US inflation bonds back in vogue Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 1- U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs- particularly for rent- suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 10 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • BOSTON, Aug 28- Employees of New England supermarket chain Market Basket on Thursday cheered the return of their ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, after he inked a reported $1.5 billion agreement to buy the company from his cousin to end a family power struggle and worker revolt. The Boston Globe valued the deal at more than $1.5 billion.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sep 10 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 6 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS- French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- California detectives are investigating a July computer theft at storied venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police said on Thursday. A spokeswoman and a lawyer for Kleiner Perkins did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • WASHINGTON, August 18- Establishing a tax domicile abroad to avoid U.S. taxes is a hot strategy in corporate America, but many companies that have done such "inversion" deals have failed to produce above-average returns for investors, a Reuters analysis has found.

  • 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.