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Political class floored by Union Leader’s ‘print only’ decision

October 30, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under Business

Reporters, political operatives from both parties and observers of news business trends are floored by the powerful New Hampshire Union Leader’s decision to take the bulk of its premier political reporting offline and turn it into print-only premium content. The Union Leader, the famously conservative paper that has been the bane of many Democratic politicians’ [...]

POLL: 69% of Granite Staters say stimulus has been unsuccessful in creating jobs (Updated)

October 28, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under Business

A new poll shows a significant majority of Granite Staters believes President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus, has been unsuccessful in creating jobs in New Hampshire. The poll, conducted exclusively for NowHampshire.com by CrossTarget, shows that sixty-nine percent of respondents believe the stimulus has been unsuccessful in creating [...]

Nashua business lends goods, and hands, to ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

October 25, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

When Stefan Hausberger of ski shop Egon Zimmermann Sport Chalet in Nashua received a call from the sister store in Hanover about a potential charitable donation, he had no idea what he was getting into. Less than a week later, Hausberger and his wife, Rena, found themselves painting and building a desk with Ty Pennington [...]

Stimulus has created 221 private sector jobs in New Hampshire

October 21, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under Business

President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the stimulus act, created or saved only 221 private sector jobs between February 17th and September 30th NowHampshire.com has learned. And despite President Obama’s heavy emphasis on road and bridge repair during the debate over the stimulus, the measure has created or saved [...]

Walgreens finally opens in downtown Laconia

October 16, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

After years of planning and months of construction, the Walgreens Pharmacy downtown is open. The store’s management team welcomed city leaders including Mayor Matt Lahey and Councilor Gregg Knytych, along with neighboring residents and business owners who came to see the new store Thursday evening during a business after hours-style open house, before it officially [...]

Obama Puts Union Strings On Job Center

October 7, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

Delivering on President Obama’s promise to boost the labor movement, the administration has announced a $35 million federal construction project in New Hampshire that requires union representation for the workers and forces nonunion employees to pay dues and contribute to a union pension fund. Mr. Obama issued an executive order in the first weeks of [...]

Colors of money

September 27, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

Northern New England’s fall foliage is expected to be spectacular this year, unlike tourism revenues, which likely will remain muted as the economy slowly recovers. Abundant rain during the summer should boost the vibrancy of the red, orange and gold foliage that attracts millions of visitors to New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont each fall. That [...]

FairPoint CEO embattled but bold

September 27, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

MANCHESTER – For a man whose company may be heading into bankruptcy court any time now, FairPoint Communications CEO David Hauser exudes a surprising amount of confidence in his company and its prospects. “I think the debt comes to a head one way or another in the next couple of months,” Hauser said. “One of [...]

Seacoast single-family home sales slip in August

September 19, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

PORTSMOUTH — Sales of single-family homes in nine sample Seacoast towns registered a third straight monthly decline in August, falling off 14 percent from July and 8 percent from August 2008 numbers. It was the slowest month for closings since April, according to the Seacoast Board of Realtors. Still, pending sales remained exactly the same [...]

Economy recovering but still fragile

September 19, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

WASHINGTON – Adding to evidence the recession has ended, housing construction rose in August and fewer laid-off workers sought jobless aid last week. Still, the reports suggested a slow and fragile economic recovery. The rise in housing starts was due solely to a jump in the volatile apartment-building category, and unemployment claims remain far above [...]

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