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UScellular promotes Will Winslow

UScellular has promoted Will Winslow to strategic initiatives and operations manager for UScelluar in New England. In this new role, Winslow is responsible for collaborating with the New England leadership team in identifying, developing, and executing regional and organizational ...

Robyn Birren joins Northwestern Mutual

MANCHESTER – Robyn Birren has joined Northwestern Mutual – Manchester, as financial representative, effective March 29. In her new role, Birren will join a team of specialists offering a wide array of products. In offering comprehensive financial planning, she will provide expert guidance ...

Clean Energy NH names board members

CONCORD – Clean Energy NH, the Granite State’s leading clean energy advocate and educator, welcomed retired state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, Freedom Energy Logistics Chief Operating Officer Bart Fromuth and city of Nashua Energy Manager Doria Brown as new members to the board of directors in ...

Ledyard offers assistance to local home buyers

HANOVER – Ledyard National Bank has been selected to participate in two programs offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.  The first, known as the Equity Builder Program, assists local home buyers with down-payment and closing costs.  Equity Builder provides grants to financial ...

West-Poss joins Bar Harbor Bank

SUNAPEE – Whitney West-Poss has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as branch relationship manager for the bank’s location in Sunapee. In this role, she leads a team of banking professionals to provide solutions and guidance to help individuals, families, and businesses in the community meet ...

$25M suit blames energy, boat companies in fatal capsizing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The offshore oil industry boat that overturned in a deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster last week was ordered to sea in dangerous conditions by an energy company that put "money over safety," the widow of one victim says in a $25 million lawsuit. Hannah Daspit's lawsuit, ...

Stocks rise, erasing most of S&P 500’s weekly losses

Stocks are closing higher Friday, reversing their week-long rut. Technology stocks and banks led much of the gains, but the S&P 500 still ended with its first weekly loss in the last five. Investors focused on company earnings from big names like Intel, American Express and Honeywell. ...

AmEx sees drop in revenue as pandemic slows travel, dining

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express Co. saw its first-quarter profits rise sharply, but the company saw a significant drop in revenue as fewer customers used their credit cards and those with balances paid down debt. The New York-based company said it earned a profit of $2.24 billion, or ...

Nonprofits gain funding from unusual source: Marijuana sales

Nonprofits have an unexpected new source of funding: State marijuana sales. Over the past two years, California has used some of the fees it collects from the sale of recreational marijuana to give grants to community organizations that serve people and communities harmed by the war on drugs. ...

How struggling households can get federal rental assistance

An estimated 8.8 million Americans are behind on their rent, according the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While relief efforts have staved off some of the housing crisis, rent is still going to come due. The federal government has approved two rounds of rental assistance, worth more ...

New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes surged 20.7% in March to the highest level since 2006, rebounding from a sharp decline the previous month when severe winter storms wreaked havoc in many parts of the country. Sales climbed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.02 million last month ...

Stocks end lower after report on Biden’s tax proposal

A report that President Biden will propose a hefty tax increase on the gains wealthy individuals reap from investments triggered a stock market sell-off Thursday afternoon that left indexes broadly lower. Investors who earn $1 million or more would have to pay a 39.6% tax rate on any capital ...

US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, the lowest point since the pandemic struck and an encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications ...

UMass Lowell Class of 2021 to graduate in person

LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell will honor the nearly 4,600 members of the Class of 2021 both in person and virtually. Graduates who have earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees will be honored in person via a series of brief, small ceremonies on Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14 at the ...

Netflix’s subscriber growth, stock zapped as pandemic eases

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix's pandemic-fueled subscriber growth is slowing far faster than anticipated as people who have been cooped at home are able to get out and do other things again. The video-streaming service added 4 million more worldwide subscribers from January through ...

Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy crackdown

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple spruced up its product line at an event Tuesday while slipping in quiet notice of a software update, now due next week, designed to enhance the privacy of iPhone users at the expense of digital advertisers such as Facebook. Timing for the software upgrade ...

Should states set pot policy by its potency? Some say yes

NEW YORK (AP) — As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency. Under a law signed last month, New York will tax recreational marijuana based on its amount of THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis. Illinois imposed ...

A jab on the job: Companies, unions offer COVID-19 vaccines

Marie Watson wanted to be among the first in line when she and other essential workers became eligible for the coronavirus vaccine — and with good reason. The maintenance parts buyer for a Mission Foods tortilla plant in Pueblo, Colorado, had lost her father to COVID-19 in the fall and was ...