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Chuck Valley named VP of sales at Monzite

NASHUA – Chuck Valley, an experienced electrical field sales engineer with decades of success in the semiconductor and microelectronic sectors, has been appointed vice president of sales at Monzite, a division of Omni-Lite Industries Inc. Monzite builds high-performance microelectronic ...

Irwin joins Legacy Mechanical Services

CONCORD – Legacy Mechanical Services, LLC is proud to welcome Michael Irwin as the newest member of their plumbing and HVAC team. Irwin is a second-generation Master Plumber/Pipefitter, a trade school instructor, and a licensed Gasfitter with over 15 years of experience in the trade. Always ...

Clark & Lavey Benefit Solutions announces new human resources practice leader

MERRIMACK – Clark and Lavey Benefits Solutions, Inc. announces the retirement of their vice president of human resources and practice leader, Armando Llorente, after many years of valued service. Armando has been an integral leader at Clark and Lavey Benefits Solutions since 2011 and has ...

Simoneau joins Merrimack County savings

Barbara Simoneau has joined Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) as the Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Operations Officer for Mortgage Loan Processing. In this role, she assists in leading the efforts to create more efficient processes for the Merrimack’s mortgage operations ...

21st annual National Farmers Market Week celebrates resilience and safety

The Farmers Market Coalition, a national organization committed to strengthening farmers markets, announces the launch of its nationwide campaign for the 21st annual National Farmers Market Week Aug. 2-8. National Farmers Market Week is a celebration started by the U.S. Department of ...

MPPA receives grant

NEW LONDON – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services recently announced that the Messer Pond Protective Association has been awarded a grant in the amount of $36,750 to implement stormwater improvements and best management practices that will help improve the water quality of ...

N.H. Anesthesiologists lead Tele-Intensive Care Unit innovation

LEBANON – Physician anesthesiologists have been on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients throughout the country, but in New Hampshire physicians have innovated with a Tele-Intensive Care Unit (TeleICU) hub to collaborate with physicians in rural hospitals to ensure infected patients ...

Retail can expand to 50% capacity as mask mandate starts

Vermont retail businesses may expand capacity from 25% to 50% starting Saturday at the same time that Vermont's statewide mask mandate goes into effect, Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. The state will also start giving out up to 200,000 free cloth masks. The masks will be ...

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. The unions have gained significant support among Democrats. They hope that the prospect of mass layoffs weeks before a ...

Trump says he’ll act to ban TikTok in US as soon as Saturday

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to ...

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter and is still inflicting damage across the country, squeezing already struggling businesses and forcing a wave of layoffs that shows no sign of abating. The ...

France sinks deeper into recession, with 14% GDP hit in 2Q

PARIS (AP) — France's economy shrank by nearly 14% in the second quarter when the country was in coronavirus lockdown, a third consecutive quarter of negative growth in a worsening recession, the national statistics agency said Friday. The startling plunge of 13.8% from April-June starkly ...

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Friday it plans to give Google and Facebook three months to negotiate with Australian media businesses fair pay for news content. In releasing a draft of a mandatory code of conduct, the government aims to succeed where other ...

Amid the pandemic, Big Tech reports mixed earnings

Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices. All four were affected by the pandemic, although in strikingly different ways. Google and ...

Virgin Galactic shows off passenger spaceship cabin interior

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers flying Virgin Galactic on suborbital trips into space will be able to see themselves floating weightless against the backdrop of the Earth below while 16 cameras document the adventures, the company said Tuesday. Highly detailed amenities to enhance the ...

Remington seeks bankruptcy for 2nd time in as many years

Remington Arms, weighed down by lawsuits and retail sales restrictions following the Sandy Hook school massacre, is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in as many years. In a Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy court for Northern District of Alabama this week, the nation's ...

Pandemic drives average age of cars in US to a record high

Drivers are holding on to cars and trucks longer during the coronavirus pandemic. The average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads rose by a month this year to a record 11.9 years. The IHS Markit consulting firm says the pandemic has caused consumers to put the brakes on spending and hold onto ...

World shares slip, gold retreats from record high

MITO, Japan (AP) — World shares turned lower on Tuesday and the price of gold retreated from a record high as investors kept an eye on economic stimulus measures and corporate earnings. The U.S. Federal Reserve is holding a two-day policy meeting starting Tuesday and Congress is considering ...