December-12 2014

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Avoiding legal risks at an holiday office party

Avoiding legal risks at an holiday office party

Keep in mind that although holiday parties are laid-back in nature, they do not give employees a free pass to act inappropriately.

Survey: Health plan costs rose 3.4% in 2014

But increases expected to grow slightly faster in 2015
An open letter to the N.H. Legislature

An open letter to the N.H. Legislature

When I started to write this column on Dec. 3, it was going to be an open letter to Speaker William O’Brien. A funny thing happened on the way to finishing.
The truth about trust, engagement and performance

The truth about trust, engagement and performance

Yes, you should talk about Ferguson at the office

Yes, you should talk about Ferguson at the office

For many of us, work is the only place we engage with people different from us. That makes it the ideal place to talk about something as important as race.
When, and when not, to give your elevator speech

When, and when not, to give your elevator speech

This bit of advice can help improve your performance

Let’s save time and go with a Kasich-Rubio ticket

Here's who should be on the 2016 ballot

Success will come from compromise, not ideology

Costs to ratepayers pile up, but who’s listening?

LFDA members divided over breastfeeding issue

No resolution seen over whether state employees should be allowed to breastfeed off premises during paid breaks

Why charitable giving makes a difference

It transforms lives and strengthens our communities
River Valley Community College offers custom solutions to businesses looking to build the manufacturing workforce

River Valley Community College offers custom solutions to businesses looking to build the manufacturing workforce

Q&A with Outgoing House Clerk Karen Wadsworth

Q&A with Outgoing House Clerk Karen Wadsworth

‘This job can be difficult, aggravating and a lot of fun. I absolutely loved it,’ says Karen Wadsworth, who’s stepping down as clerk of the New Hampshire House after 20 years on the job.
Cartoon for the Week of December 12, 2014

Cartoon for the Week of December 12, 2014

A second chance with wood

A second chance with wood

Furniture Masters prison outreach program offers new beginnings at New Hampshire State Prison
GTAT co-founder Kedar Gupta: Apple deal was a ‘Hail Mary’

GTAT co-founder Kedar Gupta: Apple deal was a ‘Hail Mary’

“Their eyes were open...they were very quick to shift the blame," says Gupta.
GTAT-Apple agreement: Evolution of a fiasco

GTAT-Apple agreement: Evolution of a fiasco

Was the tech giant to blame for GTAT’s bankruptcy, or was it self-inflicted?
Five-week GTAT loss pegged at $73 million

Five-week GTAT loss pegged at $73 million

Latest financial statement shows firm hemorrhaged money following bankruptcy filing
Bankruptcy filings paint a picture of GTAT debt

Bankruptcy filings paint a picture of GTAT debt

So far, more than $3.5m owed to N.H. companies
Manchester-Nashua home prices fall in October

Manchester-Nashua home prices fall in October

But, excluding distressed sales, they gain 1.8% from ‘13
OVP Management plans new retail site in N. Conway

OVP Management plans new retail site in N. Conway

Former L.L. Bean plaza to be razed to make way for four-building complex
People and Property: N.H. Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: N.H. Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Tax credit fees waiver for military, RFP for Durham town office reuse … and more
Durham OKs ordinance targeting student housing

Durham OKs ordinance targeting student housing

But critics say doubling square-footage will have ‘unintended consequences’

Steady strength reported in angel investment market

UNH Center for Venture Research reports 4.1 percent increase in first half of 2014
Social venture challenge finals set for Dec. 15

Social venture challenge finals set for Dec. 15

UNH program honors sustainable, market-based solutions
Obama’s immigration actions: An overview

Obama’s immigration actions: An overview

Some of the changes represent a sharp break from past practices, but others probably should have been made a long time ago
Including Fred Fuller, only three N.H. businesses file for bankruptcy in November

Including Fred Fuller, only three N.H. businesses file for bankruptcy in November

Number of filings plunge from a year ago
N.H. Energy Seminar to explore rate shocks, budget strategies

N.H. Energy Seminar to explore rate shocks, budget strategies

Regional markets update also featured in half-day BIA event
150-acre Merrimack mixed-use project wins OK

150-acre Merrimack mixed-use project wins OK

Construction expected to begin in spring
Big mixed-use project almost set to go in West Lebanon

Big mixed-use project almost set to go in West Lebanon

Work expected to begin next summer on 38-acre River Park
What are the most expensive housing markets in the Granite State?

What are the most expensive housing markets in the Granite State?

Average price of 4-bedroom, 2-bath N.H. home: $391,547
Going down: foreclosure rates in Manchester-Nashua

Going down: foreclosure rates in Manchester-Nashua

September numbers show a year-over-year drop of .17%
People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Workforce housing luncheon postponed, tax credits for affordable housing … and more
N.H. rental costs back on the rise

N.H. rental costs back on the rise

Average for a two-bedroom apartment tops $1,100 for the first time
Anthem in N.H. named in national class action suit

Anthem in N.H. named in national class action suit

Providers, subscribers allege anti-competitive conspiracy by Blues across U.S.
Poll: N.H. shoppers not so cheerful this holiday

Poll: N.H. shoppers not so cheerful this holiday

New England College survey finds Granite Staters optimistic about economy, but most will limit their shopping
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