Business

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union pays for members’ heating costs

LOWELL, Mass. – As a continuation of its Small Acts That Give Back initiative, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union recently held a campaign that earned four lucky members assistance with paying their heating costs incurred during this past winter. The Small Acts That Give Back – Pay Your Heating ...

St. Mary’s Bank Recognized as Top Housing Lender for seventh year

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority recently named St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, a Top 10 Lender for the seventh straight year. “New Hampshire Housing shares our passion for making first-time homeownership attainable and affordable in a challenging ...

City Moose Cafe opens downtown

NASHUA- When Stacy Lamountain was a child, she used to spend summers at her grandfather’s camp in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. The home of Moose Alley, this is one of the best places to spot moose in the country. “Going moosing” with her grandfather and role model, longtime Nashua business ...

U.S. stocks modestly higher

U.S. stocks were holding on to modest gains in choppy trading Wednesday as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings. Energy stocks were among the big gainers as crude oil prices surged. Solid gains in industrial stocks outweighed losses among food and beverage companies and ...

Liquidation firms win bid for The Bon-Ton Stores

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Bon-Ton Stores, which operates 260 department stores in the U.S., is expected to go out of businesses after two liquidation firms became the highest bidders at an auction for the bankrupt company’s assets Tuesday. A bankruptcy court hearing was scheduled Wednesday to ...

U.S. stocks add to gains

U.S. stocks moved solidly higher in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, placing the market on course to finish with a gain for the second straight day. Technology stocks, retailers and other consumer-focused companies accounted for much of the broad rally. Some banks declined as bond yields fell. ...

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. The ...

Amid trade rift, China to allow full foreign auto ownership

BEIJING (AP) – Facing the risk of a trade fight with the United States, China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years. The change would scrap rules that require global automakers to work through state-owned partners – an arrangement that forces ...

Pizza al fresco: Domino’s will deliver to beaches, parks

NEW YORK (AP) – Domino’s, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread and other food on ...

Starbucks to train workers on ‘unconscious bias,’ CEO says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the ...

U.S. bars China’s telecom giant ZTE from buying U.S. components

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Commerce Department is blocking Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. from importing American components for seven years, accusing the company of misleading U.S. regulators after it settled charges of violating sanctions against North Korea and ...

Facebook CEO didn’t have all the answers for Congress

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while some questions were elementary, others left Zuckerberg ...

Dunkin Donuts set to open new location in Nashua

NASHUA – Nashuans will soon have yet another location to fill all their Coolatta, latte and chocolate glazed needs: another Dunkin Donuts is set to open at 267 Main St. While an official opening date has not been finalized, Prolman Realty announced Friday that the long-vacant gas station at ...

That’s a ‘Lot of Cards’

A field of dreams for collectors of baseball, football, hockey and other varieties of collectible cards awaits as a set of three free monthly Saturday Card Shows, hosted by Lot of Cards in Nashua, returns to the Holiday Inn in Nashua. The events provide card collectors a trio of Saturday ...

Local business owner looks to help fellow veterans

AMHERST – A Bedford-based company launched a unique initiative this week that caters specifically to veterans. Jack Child, of Amherst, said his company – G-FORCE – specializes in pavement maintenance and parking lot striping. In August 2017, he created an opportunity available ...

Mass. seeks path forward after hydro project defeat

CONCORD (AP) – A week after New Hampshire regulators soundly rejected a $1.6 billion hydropower project, Massachusetts officials are demanding to know whether Northern Pass still is a viable option for delivering clean energy to their state by 2020. The project was set to deliver hydropower ...

Amazon a no go in N.H.

CONCORD – New Hampshire didn’t make the cut for Amazon, as the Internet shopping giant passed on Gov. Chris Sununu’s proposal to bring the firm’s new headquarters to Londonderry. “New Hampshire’s groundbreaking proposal to recruit Amazon was the most comprehensive business ...

Work hard; play soft with co-workers

Throughout the year, and particularly during the holiday season, coworkers may be interacting socially off the clock. While employers do not have an obligation to monitor a worker’s off-the-clock activities, what happens between coworkers after hours can affect their employment. If ...