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EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS (AP) — With yet another Brexit deadline disappearing in the rearview mirror, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union and Britain on Sunday — leaving both without a trade agreement that would dull the cutting edge of a chaotic, costly economic break ...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ grabs $38.5 million overseas

The superhero sequel "Wonder Woman 1984" has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday. The film starring Gal Gadot started its rollout abroad last week, opening in 32 markets including China and playing on upwards of 30,000 screens. ...

Report: gov’t spyware targets phones of Al-Jazeera reporters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of journalists at Al-Jazeera, the Qatari state-owned media company, have been targeted by advanced spyware in an attack likely linked to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a cybersecurity watchdog reported on ...

WW International CEO talks wellness

NEW YORK (AP) — When the pandemic hit in March, WW International quickly pivoted its entire operations online. The company, formerly known as Weight Watchers, trained 14,000 coaches and moved 30,000 workshops online in six days. That move under Mindy Grossman, who joined WW as CEO in 2017, ...

Average US price of gas up 4 cents a gallon to $2.26

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 4 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.26. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that a rise in crude oil prices spurred the increase. The price at the pump is 35 cents ...

Physicians set to discuss COVID-19 vaccine efficacy

LEBANON – As the first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is given to frontline health care workers in New Hampshire and across the country, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) is proud to host a two-part virtual webinar focused on the technology, safety, and efficacy of mRNA COVID-19 ...

Triangle Credit Union Supports Salvation Army of Greater Nashua

Each year, employees of Triangle Credit Union, headquartered in Nashua, NH, provide support to the Salvation Army of Greater Nashua’s Angel Tree Tag program. A total of 41 tree tag requests have been filled by Triangle’s staff for this year’s holiday season. Tree tag requests ranged from ...

McGibbon joins Sotheby’s Int. Realty

BEDFORD – Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced that Heather McGibbon joined the company’s Bedford office as a sales associate. McGibbon is a native of Rowley, Massachusetts, where she attended Triton Regional before earning her degree in child education. Her ...

Conti joins Welts, White & Fontaine

NASHUA – Attorney Joseph W. Conti, a long standing resident of Hollis, has joined the firm of Welts, White & Fontaine. He was admitted to practice in New Hampshire in 2015. His primary practice areas include real estate and business law. He is a graduate of UNH School of Law and joins ...

NHPA elects officers, board members for 2021

Members of the New Hampshire Press Association elected officers and board of directors members for 2021 by secret email ballot the week of Nov. 23. The results were collected, tabulated and reported by David Tirrell Wysocki, former executive director of the Nackey S. Loeb School of ...

Cronin promoted to executive VP

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp has announced that David Cronin has been promoted to executive vice president and chief human eesources officer for the organization. NHMB is a shared service organization that provides essential services to three one-hundred fifty year old mutual community banks ...

N.H. employment compensation terms need to be in writing

When employees resign or are fired from employment, that is often the time that they may challenge their prior compensation or benefits, whether out of spite, greed or often because there is ambiguity. It is important to put employment terms in writing. Under New Hampshire Wage and Hour laws, ...

D-HH employees inspire historic multi-million dollar gift

LEBANON – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Trustee Bill Conaty and his wife, Sue, have made a $5.25 million gift commitment to help expand D-HH’s ability to meet the critical needs of the region’s most seriously ill patients. The gift, which is the second-largest in Dartmouth-Hitchcock history, ...

Sher the Dough: Holiday cheer in bread

Nashua native, Sherry Hall has discovered a new skill during the pandemic. Hall now bakes for a cause, and her mission is called “Sher the Dough.” Since September, Sher the Dough has raised and donated just over $2,000 for local charity. According to Hall, a local non-profit organization ...

New Mexico makes employment gains amid virus restrictions

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Labors officials say local governments have shed thousands of jobs in New Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Workforce Solutions on Friday announced that the overall statewide unemployment rate has fallen to 7.5% in November, down from 8.1% in ...

Hacked networks will need to be burned ‘down to the ground’

It's going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of the U.S. government networks they have been quietly rifling through since as far back as March in Washington's worst cyberespionage failure on record. Experts say there simply are not enough skilled ...