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Michigan agency orders hearing for bar tied to outbreak

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan liquor regulators on Thursday ordered an East Lansing bar to answer questions about a coronavirus outbreak that infected 186 people and was a factor in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's decision to halt indoor service at establishments that chiefly sell alcohol. A ...

Lawyer: Trump’s delay moves over taxes harms probe of others

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to stall the release of his personal and corporate taxes to a New York state grand jury is jeopardizing the criminal probe of other individuals and entities and could "kill this case," an attorney told a judge Thursday in urging fast ...

China’s economy grows 3.2% as virus lockdowns lifted

BEIJING (AP) — China became the first major economy to grow since the coronavirus pandemic began, recording an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter as anti-virus lockdowns were lifted and factories and stores reopened. The growth reported Thursday was a dramatic ...

Small business relief, new beach restrictions announced

Rhode Island will be using $200 million of its share of federal coronavirus aid money to help rebuild the state's battered economy, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. The Democrat said the money will be spent on improving educational opportunities, job training for emerging industries, and ...

Without waiter jobs, what happens to creative New York?

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been the story for many a starry-eyed creative type looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills while auditioning, performing, singing, painting, dancing, writing, whatever it takes to make the dreams of success come true. But there's been ...

Apple wins EU court case over $15 billion in claimed taxes

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc's attempts to rein in sweetheart tax deals between multinationals and individual member countries when it ruled that technology giant Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes ...

World markets mostly higher on hopes for coronavirus vaccine

Shares rose in global markets on Wednesday as investors took heart from news that an experimental COVID-19 vaccine had revved up people's immune systems just as desired. Benchmarks rose in Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo and U.S. futures also saw sold gains, suggesting a rise on the open on Wall ...

Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s to host Jimmy Fund’s bingo night!

BOSTON - Enjoy some family fun with the Jimmy Fund Bingo Night on Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m. The live online game will be hosted by Ben & Jerry's co-founder Jerry Greenfield and co-hosted by Sean Greenwood, longtime Ben & Jerry's team member. The game will be on the Jimmy Fund's Facebook ...

Report: Rogue tankers help Maduro evade sanctions

MIAMI (AP) — As U.S. sanctions scare away the world's largest shippers from Venezuela's oil industry, new players are willing to brave the heightened risks and help keep socialist leader Nicolás Maduro afloat, according to a new report. In the first year since the Trump administration ...

California CEO resigns over video showing racist outburst

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chief executive of a California technology company resigned after the release of a video showing him using vulgar and racist language toward an Asian family at a restaurant. Solid8 CEO Michael Lofthouse resigned from the San Francisco Bay Area tech startup Saturday, ...

IMF: Mideast loses $270B oil income amid virus, recession

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's energy producers are expected to earn $270 billion less in oil revenue compared to last year as the region's economic heavyweight, Saudi Arabia, sinks deeper into recession amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International ...

Gas prices up slightly

New Hampshire gas prices have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.09/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 875 stations. Gas prices in New Hampshire are 8.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 54.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ...

NHLC raises $102,000 for restaurant workers

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission raised $102,000 for the New Hampshire Restaurant and Lodging Association’s New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund through a raffle of six of the world’s most sought-after whiskies and bourbons. The raffle featured decades-old, rare ...

Ledyard National Bank welcomes Susan Winchester

HANOVER – Ledyard Financial Advisors, a division of Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to welcome Susan Winchester, ChFC, CRPS, as a Senior Financial Advisor. In this position, Susan will be responsible for delivering personalized financial solutions to help our clients work toward their ...