Business

Teaming Up: Company works to mold an industry-to-school partnership

NASHUA – A team from Whelen Engineering, a company that designs and manufactures audio and visual warning equipment for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries worldwide, has been working with the Nashua Technology Center’s Marine Robotics class to develop a mold that will ...

Gearing Up: Tesla to release fully self-driving cars amid skepticism next year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tesla expects to have full self-driving cars in which humans won’t have to touch the steering wheel around the second quarter of next year. The company made the announcement during an investor conference at its Palo Alto, California, headquarters Monday, in which it ...

Samsung delays folding phone launch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Samsung is pushing back this week’s planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $2000 folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run more tests ...

Revitalization: Array of economic activity springs up in downtown Nashua

NASHUA – With one tapas bar recently opening on Main Street, and another eatery on the way that’s set to open at the end of May, a range of economic activity is springing up across the city as the winter season wears off. With warm weather right around the corner, downtown Nashua already ...

Hsu expands care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

NASHUA – The recent addition of Dr. Kevin Hsu to the medical staff at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Nashua campus has bridged a critical gap in the continuity of care offered to patients at the local facility. Dr. Hsu, 41, a specialist in ear, nose and throat care, known clinically as ...

Enterprise Bank is dedicated to giving back

NASHUA – “It’s just part of life at Enterprise Bank. You walk in, and you’re part of the family,” Alvin Oasan, Enterprise Bank branch relationship manager and vice president said. The bank’s commitment to serving its customers, employees and communities they are in sets it out among ...

Joyce Cooling & Heating focuses on customers

NASHUA – Joyce Cooling & Heating Inc. has been offering fast, efficient service for nearly 25 years, and has NATE certified technicians on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide cooling and heating services. Owner Shaun Dougherty said they mostly service residential cooling ...

Main Street Money: The money cycle

Despite what many people think, income and money are not the same thing. Money is the currency, while income is the source. A nest egg is finite; once it’s gone, the money stops. Income, on the other hand, should be renewable and last a lifetime, even if the nest egg runs out. Think about ...

N.H. Health & Wellness Center sees success

NASHUA – The New Hampshire Health & Wellness Center, provider of integrative healthcare services from its at 60 Main St. offices, has seen a dramatic increase in chronic infection and auto-immune disorders in the three years since opening its doors. The center was opened in January 2016 ...

Main Street Money: Oh, the webs we weave…

It’s perhaps more than coincidental that as I sat down to write this column, I received and email about a “neat trick to generate 4.75 percent income.” It involves a convoluted plan having to do with a mixture of dividends and stock buybacks. As a registered investment adviser, I found it ...

Dick’s to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) – Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said on Tuesday that it will stop selling hunting rifles and ammunition at 125 of its stores, replacing the gear with merchandise it believes will sell better at those locations. CEO Edward Stack said the move comes after the sporting ...

Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

DETROIT (AP) – Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. The company ...

Commissions may be due a former employee

Under New Hampshire law, commissions are part of the wages due a former employee. The New Hampshire Supreme Court in the case of Bryan K. Galloway v. Chicago-Soft, Ltd. has stated that a person employed on a commission basis to solicit sales orders is entitled to her commission when the order ...

BAE Systems offers scholarships to future engineers

NASHUA — Calling all aspiring engineers: BAE Systems officials plan to launch a FIRST Robotics Scholarship Program for high school seniors who plan to seek a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, more commonly known as STEM. This is part of a new nationwide and annual ...

GE to downsize Boston headquarters, reimburse state $87M

BOSTON (AP) – General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago. The industrial conglomerate has been restructuring ...

Fuel Assistance is taking applicants

NASHUA — Southern New Hampshire Services’ Fuel Assistance program is taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners pay for past or future energy use, according to agency Deputy Director Ryan Clouthier. Applications are taken throughout Hillsborough and Rockingham ...

Money Matters: For love of the game

On Monday, my office was closed for MLK day, so I was vegging out, watching the commentators and critics on ESPN explaining why the wrong two teams are going to Super Bowl LIII. In the case of the Rams, the controversy is all about the missed pass interference call in the last couple of minutes ...

N.H. company produces key military gear

MERRIMACK – “Thank you for making a device that made my safety increase,” U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Peter Zettel told officials during a Tuesday ceremony at Elbit Systems of America in Merrimack, which commemorated the 500th delivery of the Night Vision Cueing and Display System. Elbit ...

Firing an employee over a compensation dispute may be costly

Under New Hampshire law, most employees are employees at will and means that they can quit or be fired with or without notice or cause. Even if the employee has an employment agreement which sets forth their compensation and perhaps other obligations related to confidentiality and ...

Scope of city’s small business community far-reaching

NASHUA – What does a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and longtime worker in the international defense industry do after he retires for the second time? If you’re Don Hallenbeck of Nashua, you start a company that facilitates arms sales in, of all places, Taiwan. Hallenbeck is CEO ...