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Markets want Fed to save them. Why its tools might not work.

NEW YORK (AP) — As stocks around the world tumble on worries about a fast-spreading virus, investors have been clamoring for the superheroes of the financial world to ride to the rescue once again. Yet this time, there are doubts: Can central banks really fix this crisis as they have so ...

Wenzel joins Four Seasons Sotheby’s

BEDFORD – Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced that Kristen Wenzel has joined the company’s Bedford office as a sales associate. Wenzel has joined Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty after previously working at another large real estate firm. Prior ...

Health screenings available March 16

NASHUA – Residents living in Greater Nashua can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Arlington Street United Methodist Church will host this community event on March ...

Tech-starved government thirsts for the industry’s best and brightest

Denver (AP) — In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation’s capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists: I Still Want You. A Washington-based nerd strike force called the U.S. Digital Service is seeking private-sector coders, programmers and ...

German court delays Tesla factory

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.’s first electric car factory in Europe. The Higher Administrative Court for Berlin-Brandenburg ordered Tesla to stop clearing trees on the wooded site near Berlin until it considers an environmental ...

Flight attendants’ leader says employees at breaking point

The airline industry is among the most heavily unionized in the U.S. economy, and union members are seeking a bigger share of the airlines’ multibillion profits. Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says too many employees — especially at the smaller regional ...

Everything you want to know about your property tax

CONCORD – Every property owner knows New Hampshire is more dependent on property taxes to fund governmental subdivision than just about any other state. And many make the case property taxes are an outmoded form of taxation. When property taxes were instituted, property equaled wealth but ...

‘Africa’s richest woman’ barred from attending World Economic Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as “Africa’s richest woman,” is evident by her absence at the the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Instead of hobnobbing with world leaders in Davos, she is confronted with calls for ...

International trade on Senator Shaheen’s radar

NASHUA – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Monday toured Geophysical Survey Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar systems, while highlighting her efforts to attract more jobs to the Granite State by expanding international trade. “I think, sometimes, it’s ...

Main Street Money: What’s your number?

The last column I wrote had to do with why, during record-setting markets, people are not feeling that confident about their 401(k)s. And as of this writing, the market has hit yet another high. So why isn’t everyone dancing in the streets? I believe it’s because people are beginning to ...

Paris joins MillRiver Wealth Mgmt

Eulalie Paris has joined MillRiver Wealth Management (MillRiver) as System and Technology Wealth Management Project Manager. In this role, Paris oversees research and data collection on systems, processes and procedures. “I’m thrilled to have Eulalie’s leadership and guidance at this ...

Ribbon Cutting

Spenga, a new spin, strengthening and yoga studio located at 493 Amherst St. in Nashua, hosted its grand opening on Thursday, where owner Tracy Bastarache cuts the ceremonial ribbon.

Mr. Mac’s makes donation

MANCHESTER – In May 2019, Mr. Mac’s Macaroni and Cheese in Manchester, announced its “Mac Gives Back” initiative to support the Manchester Salvation Army “Kids Cafe” program. When the Mr. Mac’s team learned of the need to help local children, they decided to donate $1 for every ...

A Purdue bankruptcy would make opioids cases even messier

State and local governments have sought billions of dollars from Purdue Pharma as a way to hold the company and the family that owns it accountable for the nation’s opioid epidemic, a potential payout that is now clouded in uncertainty after state attorneys general said settlement talks had ...

D-HH opens new tele-intensive care unit hub

LEBANON - Patients at hospitals throughout New England who are in need of intensive care can now benefit from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Connected Care’s Tele-Intensive Care Unit Program. Located in a newly renovated, technologically innovative and dedicated space at ...

Keane named to Million Dollar Round Table

MANCHESTER – Brian Keane, an agent for New York Life in Manchester, has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for 2019. Achieving membership in MDRT is a distinguishing life insurance career milestone, attained only by those who have demonstrated superior professional ...

Prolman qualifies for Top of the Table honor

MANCHESTER – Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Earl Prolman of New York Life’s New Hampshire General Office to qualify for the exclusive Top of the Table of the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. In ...

D-HH CEO named to board position

LEBANON – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy, MD, is one of seven people who have been named to the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees. The new members were announced Wednesday by the association, for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1. The board is ...

Nashua startup company seeing fast success

NASHUA – In just a few years, one local startup tech company has expanded its business to service clients across the country in all 50 states. Performology is a Nashua-based startup company. Its officials were recently awarded for their work at the New Hampshire Tech Alliance Startup ...

7702-IG stacks up well to the standard 401(k) retirement plan

My son was recently hired into his first real job, with everything a real job has. It has a payroll, health plan, and a 401(k), in which he was automatically enrolled. So starts his journey. For the next 45 years or so, he will go to work, pay his bills and taxes and fund his 401(k), which his ...