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Stocks fall on Wall Street, giving up the week’s gains

Wall Street capped an up-and-down week of trading Friday with a broad sell-off that wiped out the major indexes' gains for the week. The S&P 500 lost 0.9% and posted its second straight weekly loss. Roughly 80% of the stocks in the benchmark index fell. Technology and communication ...

Girl Scout leader noted for excellence

MERRIMACK – Embracing leadership in all forms and showing girls what it means to be resilient, learning to lead on their own terms – that’s the power of being a Girl Scout troop leader. Kristin Doherty is just that kind of leader, and she has been named the Volunteer of the Month for ...

In response to NH Executive Council vote to defund Granite State family planning organizations, NH delegation urges Biden Administration to swiftly award supplemental assistance directly to impacted providers

MANCHESTER – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra calling on HHS to award supplemental grants directly to ...

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of ...

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe ...