Business

SABMiller reviewing InBev bid

LONDON – SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews AB InBev’s sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover. The suspension, announced by SABMiller CEO ...

Study: Trump’s plan adds $10T to debt

WASHINGTON – A new Washington study says Donald Trump’s tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or more over the coming decade, mostly because of his ambitious and expensive tax cuts. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says ...

Frederick’s Pastries named to Best of NH

AMHERST/BEDFORD - Frederick's Pastries has been selected by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine as "Best of NH 2016" for Best Bakery, Best Cakes and Best Pastries. The winners will be celebrated at the Best of NH Party from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Manchester's Northeast ...

Magazine honors NH leader, firms

MANCHESTER - Dick Anagnost has been named the 2016 Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine. Anagnost is being honored for his leadership in the state, his passion for helping many New Hampshire nonprofits and his ownership of Anagnost Companies of Manchester. Business NH also ...

5 finalists compete for tech award

NASHUA - The New Hamp­shire High Tech Council has se­lected the final five competitors for the 10th annual Product of the Year Award, a contest in which New Hampshire companies - in­cluding two in Nashua - will vie to have their product publicly displayed. The competition began with nine ...

New Business Bio: Right on Fitness LLC

NAME OF BUSINESS: Right on Fitness LLC. TYPE OF BUSINESS: Personal training. MAIN LOCATION: Clients’ homes or fitness centers. WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.rightonfitness.com. PHONE: 689-6868. DATE BEGAN BUSINESS IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE: May 20. IS THIS A FRANCHISE? No. OWNER: Tom ...

Twitter ditches stars, adds hearts

NEW YORK - You'll no longer see stars on Twit­ter: The messaging service has removed the star icon found under every tweet and replaced it with a heart. Twitter Inc. said Tuesday it made the change because the star can be confusing to new users and the heart is more universally known around ...

More ads coming to Instagram

SAN FRANCISCO - If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Face­book's plan. Facebook, the world's largest social network, has steadily built its advertising business to become the world's second-largest digital ad platform after Google. Now it's looking at ways to ...

Business leaders endorse Chris Williams

NASHUA - Six leaders of the city's business, economic devel­opment and legal community en­dorsed Chris Williams for mayor on Tuesday, citing his efforts to expand passenger rail here and his early support for the Broad Street Parkway and development of the Millyard. Williams will face off ...

Online TV services: What they cost and what you get

Cable or satellite packages can easily run $70 to $100 a month. That gets you hundreds of di­verse channels - premium channels, the major networks and niche options. But maybe you can find more cost-effective options online. A sampling of services for different tastes: THIS SEASON'S TV CBS ...

Patents assigned to companies in region

The following patents were awarded to New Hampshire businesses or individuals from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1. Dell Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been as­signed a patent (9,141,495) developed by two co-inventors for the "auto­matic failure recovery using snapshots and ...

Nashua tech firm to vie for $100,000 prize

NASHUA - Seven New Hampshire technology companies will compete in Manchester on Thurs­day for the chance to win $100,000 dollars as part of Revolution's Rise of the Rest Road Trip, a compe­tition to support startup businesses and entrepre­neurs. The seven New Hamp­shire competitors, ...

Keurig introduces ‘Kold’ soda machine

NEW YORK - Mak­ing a glass of Coke at home will soon be pos­sible, if you don't mind paying more than $300 for a machine that sits on your kitchen coun­tertop. Plus an extra dollar or so per drink. Keurig Green Moun­tain says it will start selling a machine Tues­day that makes single ...

6 noteworthy features in Mac system update Wednesday

NEW YORK - Apple's new Mac operating sys­tem, El Capitan, won't offer dramatic changes, but rather refinements and enhancements to the current system, Yosemite. Nonetheless, it's an upgrade worth having, especially as it's free. Once you get El Capitan, here are six features worth checking ...

Amazon tests Uber-like service for Prime Now deliveries

NEW YORK - Amazon is testing an Uber-like service for delivering its one-hour Prime Now packages that will enlist people to deliver packages for Amazon with their own cars. In order to offer the speedy deliveries Amazon will pay drivers $18 to $25 an hour via its new Amazon Flex program. The ...

Couple ordered to pay $10 million for stealing trade secrets

ST. LOUIS - A judge has ordered a former employee of a mid-Missouri tech firm and his wife to pay $10 mil­lion for stealing trade se­crets and partnering with a Chinese firm to sell knock­off products to unsuspect­ing buyers, including the U.S. Navy. Franklin County Associate Circuit Judge ...

NH offers chance to interact with candidates

New Hampshire really is a special place. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when my wife and I attended a fundraiser for Sen. Kelly Ayotte in Warner. There were around 40 folks in attendance, and the agenda called for cocktails, dinner and remarks from Sen. Ayotte. The setting was ...

AARP releases report on WiFi use

CONCORD - A new sur­vey of Internet users shows that the freedom and con­venience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens of thou­sands admitted to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights ...

Representatives from Google, Facebook met with city business owners

NASHUA – Business leaders said recent visits from top tech companies could help the Nashua re­gion continue its push to increase economic opportu­nities through more collab­orated online networking and other Internet-based resources. Last month, representa­tives with the Internet ...

Growth of paddle boarding is on display

SALT LAKE CITY - Colorful paddleboards and pictures of peo­ple practicing the sport in beauti­ful settings fill the exhibit halls at the world's largest outdoor retail trade show this week in Salt Lake City in the latest illustration of the sport's exploding popularity. They make long, ...