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  • Jeanne Shaheen has introduced a bill to improve access to Small Business Administration programs for members of the National Guard and Reserves. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, would restructure the programs so that they are not limited to periods of conflict, reflecting the shift reserve forces have experienced over the past decade from a strategic reserve to an...

  • Arthur S. Demoulas sold his stake in the Market Basket chain in 2014 after a protest by workers upset that a board controlled by him fired his cousin Arthur T. Demoulas. Last week, Arthur S. Demoulas and his sister-in-law filed a lawsuit alleging they've been excluded from involvement in an IRS audit of the chain of 76 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire tourism officials hope lower gas prices and a strong regional economy will result in a record-setting summer season. June, July and August are the busiest travel season in New Hampshire, with most traffic coming from other New England states and the mid-Atlantic region. Central and eastern regions of Canada are key secondary markets,...

  • MERRIMACK, N.H.— Two class action lawsuits have been filed against a plastics company over chemical contamination of private drinking water wells in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the lawsuits seek a jury trial and compensation for water filtering systems and reductions in property values and enjoyment of properties.

  • LONDONDERRY, N.H.— The Latest on the fatal shooting of an heating oil company worker in New Hampshire:. Authorities say a man who killed a heating oil company worker during a service call at his New Hampshire home has died. The attorney general's office says Richard Verville shot and killed Daniel Rabideau on Tuesday while Rabideau was working on Verville's...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • LONDONDERRY, N.H.— A man who fatally shot a heating oil company employee who went to his house to do work and then shot and wounded himself has died of his injuries, authorities said. The homeowner, Richard Verville, who suffered from significant mental health issues, killed the worker, tried to kill himself and engaged police in an hours-long standoff at his home in...

  • Those solicitations could be conducted jointly with other New England states or with "state-designated entities." Charlie Baker filed his own version of the bill last summer and has repeatedly called it one of his most important priorities of the legislative session that ends on July 31. He's said the measure is a critical step in reducing greenhouse gas...

  • HILLSBORO, N.D.— A high-flying drone that will be used to test precision agriculture methods made its inaugural flight Friday in North Dakota amid handshakes and smiles from aircraft operators and farm officials. North Dakota is believed to be the only state qualified to fly the aircraft because it has clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A proposal by Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's administration to spend $8 million in federal funds on a workforce training program for low-income people is facing a delay by lawmakers. Her spokesman, William Hinkle, says the program will give more families a chance to become self-sufficient and work their way into the middle class.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire is a big step closer to getting a $236 million judgment after the U.S. Supreme Court said this week it wouldn't hear Exxon Mobil's appeal regarding its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state. New Hampshire sued Exxon and other oil companies in 2003 for damages to remediate MTBE contamination, saying...

  • The Labor Department says Kentucky saw its unemployment rate fall to 5.3 percent in April, down from 5.6 percent in March. In addition to Kentucky, the other four states judged to have significantly lower unemployment rates in April were Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas and Vermont. In addition to Pennsylvania, the states with significantly higher rates were New...

  • HANOVER, N.H.— In a Dartmouth College computer vs. humans contest, specifically how computers compared with people in writing poetry, scientists designed artificial intelligence algorithms to generate Shakespearean sonnets, of 14 lines and a particular meter. In every instance, judges were able to identify the sonnets produced by computer.

  • HANOVER, N.H.— Computers are pretty good at stocking shelves and operating cars, but are not so great at writing poetry. Scientists in a Dartmouth College competition reached that conclusion after designing artificial intelligence algorithms that could produce sonnets. A three-judge panel that included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand was...

  • The chemical, used in Teflon coatings, was first found in more than 50 wells in towns surrounding the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility in Merrimack and has since been found in 11 private wells near a former manufacturing site operated by Textiles Coated International in Amherst. Textiles Coated International, based in Manchester, has said it is "...

  • May 17- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is making the opioid antidote naloxone available without a prescription in all its pharmacies in New Mexico, part of a plan to make the drug readily available in 35 states by the end of this year. The drugstore chain has already made naloxone available without a prescription in Alabama, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's appeal of a $236 million judgment against the oil company in a case brought by the state of New Hampshire over groundwater contamination linked to a gasoline additive. Exxon argued in its appeal that its due process rights were violated because New Hampshire had not proved the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's appeal of a $236 million judgment against the oil company in a case brought by the state of New Hampshire over groundwater contamination linked to a gasoline additive.

  • *Helping support the early rebound, oil prices were steady after the International Energy Agency said it expects a significant reduction in supplies later this year. *Wall Street dropped on Wednesday as feeble quarterly reports from Walt Disney, Macy's and Fossil undermined confidence across the consumer sector. Monsanto was up 4.9 percent at $94.75 after...

  • "While the regulatory clarity provided by California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York put many of last quarter's headwinds behind us, we do not expect to be able to make up for the decline in MW booked in Q1 2016," the company said in a statement. SolarCity said net loss attributable to shareholders increased to $25 million, or 25 cents per share, in the first...