January-10 2014

 

N.H. Senate panel says no to three of four business tax break proposals

But there’ll be a closer look at credit for vo-tech high school donations
Q&A with health policy expert Ned Helms

Q&A with health policy expert Ned Helms

Ned Helms, founding director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire, has strong opinions about the Affordable Care Act.

Who says quitters never win?

A new program, “Quitter in You,” supports N.H. smokers in their efforts to kick the habit

Transparency would improve health exchange

Competition will only resolve some of the flaws of the new system

Misconceptions abound in Common Core criticism

A child care center owner’s plea to expand Medicaid

My employees deserve health coverage

Chart: Business bills to watch in 2014

NAFTA failed to live up to promises

According to NAFTA’s backers, the agreement was supposed to promote prosperity in both countries and actually reduce the pressure to migrate
Nearly 300 bills being proposed in Concord could have an impact on business

Nearly 300 bills being proposed in Concord could have an impact on business

The bills reflect the changing regulatory landscape in some key fields
The benefits of regulatory boiler energy assessments

The benefits of regulatory boiler energy assessments

They provide real opportunities for facilities to assess energy-saving options
The environmental, and economic, costs of invasive species

The environmental, and economic, costs of invasive species

Ignoring the impacts of ecosystem changes comes with a price tag
Law of supply and demand rules even in health care

Law of supply and demand rules even in health care

It’s not easy to make health care even more expensive
Building on Hope seeks help from business

Building on Hope seeks help from business

There are several ways for businesses or organizations to get involved
10 ways to attract investors

10 ways to attract investors

There are a number of hurdles to clear before a business is ready to take the step

2014 technology trends for small business

From more Wi-Fi and tablets to greater bandwidth and speed

N.H. exports drop 13.3 percent in October

$297.1 million in goods were shipped from the Granite State -- $45.7 million less than the month before
Taking stock of your family’s financial future

Taking stock of your family’s financial future

Whether inherited or newly created, getting your wealth was only half the battle
Crowdsourcing the transition called ‘retirement’

Crowdsourcing the transition called ‘retirement’

Not knowing what to expect psychologically and practically can create missteps

Residential building sets pace for pending construction in November

But nonresidential, infrastructure projects remain sluggish
Opponents try to turn up the heat in Bow coal scrubber case

Opponents try to turn up the heat in Bow coal scrubber case

They’re questioning the costs passed on to customers in continuing contentious case
Report: Skillsoft put on the block for $2b

Report: Skillsoft put on the block for $2b

Report says potential buyers sought by group that took firm private in 2010

Presstek agrees to $116k payment in hazardous waste settlement

Charges stem from 2012 environmental inspection at Hudson plant

E.D. Swett wins $13.8m Broad Street Parkway contract

Project consists of two separate bridge-building jobs

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Roundup

Brookstone’s Fort Devens project, Hannaford readies new Exeter store … and more
House expected to OK 11% workers’ comp payment increase

House expected to OK 11% workers’ comp payment increase

Measure seen as boosting employer insurance rates by 4%
Industry group aims to put N.H. on the beer-making map

Industry group aims to put N.H. on the beer-making map

Newly launched BrewNH to help market state’s growing brew industry
Three N.H. bills would expand penalties on business crime

Three N.H. bills would expand penalties on business crime

Big increases in fines, prohibitions on state contracts and stricter class action suit rules are sought

BIA backs new internship website

Partnership with national site aims at ‘keeping the best talent and top businesses in New Hampshire’
Finance co.’s bankruptcy puts a chill on Upper Valley propane business

Finance co.’s bankruptcy puts a chill on Upper Valley propane business

Court ruling sought to allow supplies to go ahead for ski area, manufacturers, propane dealers served by Haverhill firm
Nine N.H. businesses end 2013 filing for bankruptcy

Nine N.H. businesses end 2013 filing for bankruptcy

But year ends with lowest number of filings since 2007

Simon to split off smaller malls into new company