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  • DOVER, N.H.— Liberty Mutual has announced it is cutting about 620 positions in New Hampshire. The company didn't say how many employees in the Dover and Portsmouth campuses will be affected. Dover Economic Development Director Dan Barufaldi believes automation is responsible for the cuts.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire on Thursday became the first state to say it will reject FirstNet, the nationwide public safety communications system that's been approved in two-thirds of the rest of the country. New Hampshire will use another company, Rivada Networks. "If we successfully navigate the opt-out path, New Hampshire will retain a level of control that it...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Oil companies this week had the chance to bid on 900 tracts within Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve but offered bids on just seven. The Bureau of Land Management lease sale made available 16,100 square miles— roughly the size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined— within the reserve. The bids totaled $1.16 million, to be shared evenly...

  • The Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press analyzed financial disclosure reports from 6,933 state legislators around the country and found that three out of four lawmakers had income from other employment. While outside jobs give lawmakers expertise in certain policy areas, it also provides an opening for potential conflicts of interest.

  • The senators, led by Democrat Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressing concern over reports that bots filed hundreds of thousands of comments. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access that prevent phone and cable companies from favoring certain websites and apps.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A New Hampshire man who used his phone to record two on-duty police officers as they were searching his house was awarded $275,000 in a federal civil rights lawsuit. The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, who had filed the lawsuit, said Wednesday that the city of Manchester will pay Alfredo Valentin, who was arrested in 2015 on...

  • BOSTON— Fans of the rock band Boston can get more than a feeling at an upcoming auction— they can get their hands on the personal belongings of late lead singer Brad Delp. Delp's concert grand piano, an electric guitar, silver glitter platform stage shoes and even his New Hampshire driver's license are among the items for sale by Boston- based RR Auction starting Dec....

  • PORTLAND, Maine— New England shrimp will be unavailable to seafood consumers for at least another year as the fishery struggles with environmental changes, regulators decided on Wednesday. An arm of the regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission made the decision at a meeting in Portland. New England shrimp fishing historically has been based...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- General Electric Co shares stabilized after a brutal slide last week sent the stock near six-year lows, but the worst may not be over. "In a sense, the stock is trying to find an investor," said Scott Lawson, vice president of Westwood Holdings Group in Dallas, who follows industrial stocks, as the stock was sliding last week. The stock edged back up over the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- General Electric Co shares stabilized after a brutal slide last week sent the stock near six-year lows, but the worst may not be over. "In a sense, the stock is trying to find an investor," said Scott Lawson, vice president of Westwood Holdings Group in Dallas, who follows industrial stocks, as the stock was sliding last week. The stock edged back up over the...

  • BOSTON, Nov 16- The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients. John Kapoor, who stepped down as Insys' chief executive officer and chairman in January but remained its majority shareholder, entered his...

  • BOSTON, Nov 16- The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was expected to appear in federal court in Boston on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug. Kapoor's arrest in Phoenix on Oct. 26 came as U.S. authorities have been fighting a national opioid...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. tax reform plans are already transforming municipal debt market dynamics, sparking a sharp rally even as details released by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are likely to shift over the coming days and weeks. Additionally, the removal of some state and local tax deductions compounds the issue for residents in...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 2- Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. Among those potentially hardest-hit are California and New York with state income tax rates of...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 2- Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. Among those potentially hardest-hit are California and New York with state income tax rates of...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 2- Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. Among those potentially hardest-hit are California and New York with state income tax rates of...

  • "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, seen by Reuters. New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a news release from the governor's office...

  • Privately-owned Purdue, which was the subject of a prior U.S. Justice Department probe related to OxyContin a decade ago, said in a statement that it is cooperating with an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office in its home state of Connecticut. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut, declined to comment. Purdue has faced a wave of lawsuits by Louisiana,...

  • BOSTON, Oct 25- A Rhode Island doctor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges he participated in a scheme to obtain kickbacks in exchange for writing prescriptions for an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug produced by Insys Therapeutics Inc.. The plea by Jerrold Rosenberg came amid ongoing investigations of Insys related to Subsys, an...

  • Regions and cities in 43 U.S. states from Maine to Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., submitted bids by the Oct. 19 deadline, Amazon said. The states that did not bid were Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. Canadian bids came from the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.