Business

Telegraph taking nominations for 40 under forty

NASHUA – The Telegraph and Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions are looking to recognize working individuals in the community who go above and beyond each and every day as part of the inaugural 40 under 40 awards. Though these individuals may be known in their own work environment, The ...

Companies can protect their competitive edge from former employees

New Hampshire employees have a duty of loyalty while they are employed by the company which generally, even absent an agreement, prevents an employee from working for a competitor or funneling potential company business to the employee’s own side business. New Hampshire also has a statute ...

Looking up: Pfizer 1Q profit jumps 9% on higher drug sales, lower costs

Higher prescription drugs sales and restrained spending together gave drugmaker Pfizer a 9% jump in first quarter profit as it easily topped analysts’ profit expectations. Investors drove up Pfizer shares $1.20, or 3%, to $40.79 in early afternoon trading. Sales of breast cancer drug ...

‘Privacy focused’ Facebook puts the spotlight on groups

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network – including a major redesign of Facebook’s app and website that is built around letting ...

Powell Stone & Gravel grand opening set

Jeff and Steve Powell, the owners of Powell Stone & Gravel, will host a grand opening for their new Brookline location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4. A leader in the landscape and masonry supply industry, Powell Stone & Gravel serves both professional contractors as well as ...

Outlook for the U.S. economy and stock market bolsters confidence

WASHINGTON (AP) – The worries that hung ominously over the U.S. economy early this year appear to have lifted. And that sunnier picture has helped bolster confidence in the stock market – driving the benchmark S&P 500 index to another record high Friday. The latest dose of ...

Main Street Money: Input vs. Income

When you think about your money, what do you think about? Do you think about your investments? Do you dwell on asset classes and allocations? Do you think about all the money you’ve made in the market, and all the money you still plan to make? Do you think about risk classes and sectors? ...

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 ...