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  • More than 80,000 child carriers are being recalled because the leg openings may be too big, posing the risk of children slipping through and getting injured. Other recalled consumer products this week include remote-controlled vehicles that pose a fire hazard and infant booties that pose a choking hazard. DETAILS: All models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium...

  • PORTSMOUTH, N.H. _ Bottomline Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $6.6 million in its fiscal third quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Bottomline Technologies shares have decreased slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HAMPTON, N.H. _ Unitil Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $12.4 million. The Hampton, New Hampshire- based company said it had net income of 88 cents per share. Unitil shares have climbed nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Chris Sununu on Friday called for additional beds at the state psychiatric hospital as part of a larger effort to re-engineer New Hampshire's mental health system. Sununu spoke to reporters after touring the emergency department at Concord Hospital, which is frequently full of patients waiting to be admitted to New Hampshire Hospital for inpatient...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's workforce has reached its lowest unemployment rate on record, state labor officials said Friday. The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 3 percent, the state Department of Labor said. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate was below 4 percent in 14 of the last 17 months.

  • Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday. Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.6 percent, was the nation's lowest. Several other states are benefiting from low unemployment rates: The rate is 2.7 percent in Hawaii and...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • MERRIMACK, N.H. _ PC Connection Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $7.4 million. PC Connection shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: PC Connection, Earnings Report.

  • "I have a concern that we're going to see a dip from our key markets, which would be the United Kingdom and Germany, but that has as much to do with their politics as it does with ours, with Brexit and the whole currency situation over there," said Marti Mayne, who markets attractions for the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce in northern New Hampshire.

  • Chris Sununu dropped his nominee to lead the state's Department of Environmental Services on Monday over concerns he wouldn't be confirmed by the Executive Council. Peter Kujawski, a Bedford businessman, faced questions last week over his lack of professional experience in environmental protection and limited understanding of the state's...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A federal appeals court has found in favor of the U.S. government in a challenge brought by a New England fishermen's group over the cost of at-sea monitoring. A 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Boston agreed with the lower court on Friday that the group didn't file its lawsuit within a 30- day statute of limitations. Two of the three appeals...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • NEW YORK, March 29- A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" borrowed lyrics without permission for "Soft Kitty," a song used on several episodes of the show. The lawsuit had been brought in December 2015 by the daughters of Edith Newlin, a New Hampshire nursery school teacher who had written the nearly identical poem "Warm...

  • That hands-off stance ended this month when Republican AGs voted to abandon the agreement and spend money to help unseat Democrats in other states, according to the Republican Attorneys General Association. The move comes as Democratic attorneys general in states across the country have assumed lead roles in opposing some of Republican President Donald...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would suffer huge cuts to a wide array of services and capital funding, jeopardizing everything from housing inspections and senior services to transit projects and counter-terrorism efforts, under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. "New York City is directly in the...

  • The cold took a toll on Washington D.C.' s famed cherry trees, many of which had reached their bloom cycle's "puffy white" stage when they were damaged by temperatures of 27 degrees Fahrenheit or below, the National Park Service said. The rare mid-March "nor'easter" was tapering off over upstate New York and northern New England after dumping as much as a foot of snow...

  • The cold took a toll on Washington D.C.' s famed cherry trees, many of which had reached their bloom cycle's "puffy white" stage when they were damaged by temperatures of 27 degrees Fahrenheit or below, the National Park Service said. The rare mid-March "nor'easter" was tapering off over upstate New York and northern New England after dumping as much as a foot of snow...

  • The rare mid-March "nor'easter" was tapering off over upstate New York and northern New England after dumping as much as a foot of snow with gale-force winds throughout the region on Tuesday, the weather service said. Amtrak said its trains would operate on a modified schedule between New York City and Boston and between New York City and Albany on Wednesday.