Saturday, July 2, 2011

Slow, weak recovery forecast for New England

November 11, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

PORTSMOUTH — While the “Great Recession” may be technically over, the outlook for New England remains questionable with a key regional economic group predicting a slow and weak recovery through 2010. University of New Hampshire professor Ross Gittell released his economic forecast at the New England Economic Partnership fall economic outlook conference, “Re-energizing the New [...]

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 [...]