January-24 2014

 

N.H. Senate panel votes to kill employer criticism bill

Measure would bar companies from firing a worker for ‘egregious’ statements
N.H. House to take up a bevy of business-related bills

N.H. House to take up a bevy of business-related bills

Alcohol sales, premium cigars, keno, windmills on the agenda
N.H. High Tech Council seeks Entrepreneur of the Year nominees

N.H. High Tech Council seeks Entrepreneur of the Year nominees

Past winners are ‘a Who’s Who of technology innovators’ in the Granite State

House bill aims to ‘level the playing field’ for franchisees

HB 1215 would allow franchisees to set their own hours and their own prices and refuse to sell unprofitable items
Best practices for using payroll debit cards

Best practices for using payroll debit cards

They carry unintended consequences for both employers and employees

Expanding Medicaid: Better health for midlife adults

Expansion would help nearly 14,000 Granite Staters aged 45 to 64 who have lost their jobs or are in jobs without health benefits

Why ethics training doesn’t work

We should be focusing on advancing learning, transformation and wisdom, not catching ‘bad’ people

State gaming panel did a thorough, balanced job

Our job was not to answer whether a casino would be ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ rather it was to figure out what rules would best serve the state

N.H. doesn’t need ‘dental hygiene practitioners’

It’s a model that has only been applied in the most remote areas of Alaska and Minnesota, supported with significant state subsidies
2014 Legislature: déjà vu all over again

2014 Legislature: déjà vu all over again

Once again, there are repeating themes, repeat bills and a relative dearth of new subjects
What to do when your personal life affects your job

What to do when your personal life affects your job

When we’re in the middle of a crisis, we tend to think everyone is thinking about us and our problems. Fortunately this is almost never true

Navigating the complexities of valuing a business

Choosing the wrong approach could dramatically impact your company
New Hampshire attorneys, firms confront a changed legal services landscape

New Hampshire attorneys, firms confront a changed legal services landscape

Granite State lawyers face a new economic reality
Commercial real estate activity: 2013 in review

Commercial real estate activity: 2013 in review

Retail, education, multifamily projects set the pace
Q&A with financial literacy advocate Dan Hebert

Q&A with financial literacy advocate Dan Hebert

For most of his career, Dan Hebert has worked in financial services – at finance companies, banks, credit unions and even S&Ls
Litigating in the court of public opinion

Litigating in the court of public opinion

Recognizing that crises are a different kind of legal problem that require a different strategy is essential

Anderson, Moran confirmed as new N.H. judges

The stock market in 2014: up, but volatile

The stock market in 2014: up, but volatile

In the short term, markets move on current sentiment; longer term, they move on fundamentals
GTAT CFO to leave for private equity job

GTAT CFO to leave for private equity job

Cell phone industry exec will be his replacement
Enterasys earnings data released in SEC filings

Enterasys earnings data released in SEC filings

New owner Extreme Networks details company’s previous three years of earnings in filings
Mike Hickey named interim dean of UNH Manchester

Mike Hickey named interim dean of UNH Manchester

Longtime N.H. telecom executive tapped to lead Queen City campus
ApplyKit, BurstPoint to be featured at Entrepreneur Forum

ApplyKit, BurstPoint to be featured at Entrepreneur Forum

Firms to make their pitches at Feb. 12 High Tech Council event

People and Property: Construction and Real Estate News Rundown

Roche sees big 2013, retirement community sale … and more
Latest stats show big drop in N.H. foreclosures

Latest stats show big drop in N.H. foreclosures

36 percent annual decrease reported in November
State policymakers, legislative issues on tap for BIA’s Small Business Day

State policymakers, legislative issues on tap for BIA’s Small Business Day

Jan. 24 Concord event will also feature ACA discussion, business resource info
Jobless discrimination targeted in N.H. House bill

Jobless discrimination targeted in N.H. House bill

Backers see measure as aiding long-term unemployed
Market Basket's 4% discount ups ante in supermarket battle

Market Basket's 4% discount ups ante in supermarket battle

‘Reward’ for shoppers latest salvo in ongoing competition