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  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine utility regulators are ready to delve into details of the proposed $1.5 billion sale of FairPoint Communications, the country's eighth-largest phone and internet company. Consolidated Communications, based in Illinois, announced in December it was buying FairPoint, assuming its debt and offering dividends to stockholders.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire rejected legislation Thursday targeting labor unions despite aggressive lobbying from Republican Gov. New Hampshire was targeted as the next likely state to approve the bill, following Kentucky and Missouri earlier this year. In New Hampshire, 32 of the 223 House Republicans bucked the new governor's wishes over concerns the bill...

  • In Massachusetts, a group that lobbies on behalf of dentists has for the first time signaled a willingness to embrace the concept, though its proposal is viewed as unnecessarily restrictive by sponsors of a competing bill in the Legislature. "We are not a silver bullet for helping access to dental care, but we are a great tool," said Christy Jo Fogarty, a dental...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The fate of so-called right-to-work legislation is uncertain this week in the GOP- controlled New Hampshire House, potentially handing new Republican Gov. Now with a Republican governor in charge, New Hampshire has been viewed as a top target for passage from Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, and...

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration as part of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The Senate voted 81-19 to confirm McMahon, who helped start and grow World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.. McMahon served as the chief...

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  • A White House official said the new executive order could be a modified version of the one signed last month or a new version altogether. Priebus says the White House is "fighting out this case on the merits, which will be proven ultimately 100 percent correct and vindicated on the merits." A White House official says President Donald Trump has "full confidence" in...

  • NEW YORK— Passengers aboard a Boston- bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat. It was nasty, "said passenger Sharon Rice as she finally arrived in Boston's South Station just after noon Friday. Jane Schumacher, of Boston, said the worst part of the experience was "freezing in the dark" and not knowing...

  • Tom Price, President Donald Trump's choice to be health secretary, is the latest of a handful of Cabinet nominees to eke out a confirmation victory in a bitterly divided Senate. By a 53-46 margin, the Senate ended procedural hurdles to financier Steven Mnuchin's nomination to be Treasury secretary. Minority Democrats have used Senate rules, where possible, to...

  • ROCHESTER, N.H. _ Albany International Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $15.8 million. The Rochester, New Hampshire- based company said it had net income of 49 cents per share. Albany International shares have climbed 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HANOVER, N.H. _ White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $33.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Hanover, New Hampshire- based company said it had a loss of $7.30 per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $412.5 million, or $82.19 per share.

  • BOSTON, Jan 31- A dizzying stream of market-moving tweets and policy talk by President Donald Trump is finding a hopeful but anxious audience among professional investors looking to make stockpicking great again. "If he's going to create volatility, we're going to take advantage of it," said Ross Gerber, president of California wealth management firm Gerber...

  • BOSTON, Jan 31- A dizzying stream of market-moving tweets and policy talk by President Donald Trump is finding a hopeful but anxious audience among professional investors looking to make stockpicking great again. "If hes going to create volatility, we're going to take advantage of it," said Ross Gerber, president of California wealth management firm Gerber...

  • *New Hampshire court to review enhanced damages issue. Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further. District Judge Steven McAuliffe also asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court...

  • Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further. District Judge Steven McAuliffe also asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court to advise whether the plaintiff Maureen McPadden was...

  • EXCLUSIVE- MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS NEARS DEAL TO SELL DEVELOPED CANCER DRUG PORTFOLIO TO IPSEN FOR MORE THAN $1 BILLION- SOURCES.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told French nuclear power company Areva SA it will publish as early as next week the names of U.S. reactors that contain components from its Le Creusot forge that is suspected of falsifying documents despite the company's claim that the information is proprietary. Still, anti-nuclear power advocates,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction. A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to...

  • Pedestrians experience what we now call just a dusting of snow, with more in the forecast along Winter and Washington Streets in Downtown Crossing, Thursday.

    Blizzard conditions were possible in areas bracing for a foot of snow — maybe twice that in some locations, USA Today reports.

  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

    The data breach affects individuals who were involved with the state's DHHS prior to November 2015.