January-11 2013

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House bill would require state, municipal contractors to use E-Verify for employees

House bill would require state, municipal contractors to use E-Verify for employees

Should businesses that are contracted by the state of New Hampshire or a municipality be required to use the federal E-Verify system to see if their employees are eligible to work in the United States?

Dyn seeks two New England startups to send to Launch Fest

Startups in New Hampshire and the rest of New England are encouraged to enter a contest for a chance to win a paid trip in March to the Launch Festival, a three-day conference in San Francisco on the ins and outs of starting a company.
Supporters of R&D tax credit proposal come out in force at Senate hearing

Supporters of R&D tax credit proposal come out in force at Senate hearing

There's a good chance the state's research and development tax credit cap will be doubled, at least judging by the support it had before the Senate Ways and Means Committee and by the vote of the panel's members, who unanimously and quickly approved the proposal Tuesday after a public hearing at which all but one person testified in favored of it.
Bill to mandate generator-ready gas stations gets cool reception

Bill to mandate generator-ready gas stations gets cool reception

New Hampshire gas stations owners are not happy about a bill that might require them to have the kind of wiring that would enable them to install a generator to ensure they would be able to provide gasoline to customers.
Sturm Ruger urges customers to 'Take Action' in gun debate

Sturm Ruger urges customers to 'Take Action' in gun debate

Sturm Ruger & Co. is jumping into the national political debate about gun control by launching an online campaign that urges firearms owners to contact their legislators encouraging them to oppose tougher gun control laws.
RE/MAX report: N.H. home sales rose 21% in 2012

RE/MAX report: N.H. home sales rose 21% in 2012

Single-family home sales in New Hampshire increased by more than a fifth in 2012 from the previous year, a sign that buyers were taking advantage of flat prices and historically low interest rates, according to a new report on the New England housing market.
BIA small business event to explore health reform, LLC act, top policy issues

BIA small business event to explore health reform, LLC act, top policy issues

Ezenia tells bankruptcy court its future looks brighter

Ezenia tells bankruptcy court its future looks brighter

The dangers of confirmation bias

The dangers of confirmation bias

Confirmation bias -- the tendency of people to seek and embrace information that matches their existing beliefs and paradigm -- is one of the many flaws we humans have when it comes to using data in our personal and professional lives.
Q&A with Albany International CEO Joseph Morone

Q&A with Albany International CEO Joseph Morone

Unfinished business in the State House?

Unfinished business in the State House?

Yankee Publishing acquires McLean Communications

Yankee Publishing acquires McLean Communications

State's second EB-5 investor center awaits OK

Under the little-known EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, foreign nationals who make qualified investments in American projects are eligible to receive expedited green cards
Social media can boost web traffic, lead generation

Social media can boost web traffic, lead generation

It’s about building a true relationship with customers and prospects
How to approach a Section 5 election

How to approach a Section 5 election

Forms can help LLCs decide whether to be covered by the new LLC before 2014
Avoiding the 'cliff' and other matters

Avoiding the 'cliff' and other matters

We elect our representatives in Washington to solve problems, not create them
Looking for work? Think outside the box

Looking for work? Think outside the box

Turning a ‘we have no openings” into “we’d like to create a job for you,’ isn’t a long shot. It happens all the time
Investing in what you buy pays dividends

Investing in what you buy pays dividends

Investing in stocks of consumer or business consumable brands can be a good investment strategy
Hospitals take lead in benefits report

Hospitals take lead in benefits report

Past legislatures have undermined the courts

Underfunding has resulted in severe damage to the state’s justice system

It's time to revise New Hampshire's energy plan

A lot has happened since the plan was first created over a decade ago

We need a balanced mix of energy sources

Given the newfound bonanza of oil and natural gas in shale deposits across the country, Americans might be forgiven for believing that the nation's energy problems are over.

Preserve the charitable tax deduction

Reducing the incentive to give is exactly the wrong strategy to pursue
GTAT shuts its St. Louis solar wafer furnace plant

GTAT shuts its St. Louis solar wafer furnace plant

GT Advanced Technologies has idled -- and is attempting to shed -- its next-generation solar wafer manufacturing facility in St. Louis, Mo., the company announced Thursday.
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