March-22 2013

 

What kind of walls exist at your business?

What kind of walls exist at your business?

Whether physical or policy barriers, the result is a feeling of disconnection
Making music while tooting your own horn

Making music while tooting your own horn

Your professional introduction summarizes your expertise and value to the workplace
Washington's troublesome revolving door

Washington's troublesome revolving door

Here’s the real reason that anger with government is justified

Independent agents confront the market’s challenges

Independent agencies are learning to adapt to competition from direct writers
N.H.’s personal income growth slows in ’12

N.H.’s personal income growth slows in ’12

Despite skyrocketing sales, Ruger execs’ pay drops 30%

Dispatches from Cyprus: A N.H. professor’s firsthand experience

Dispatches from Cyprus: A N.H. professor’s firsthand experience

Paranoia plays a role in pro-gun movement

Since the shootings at Aurora and Newtown, the irrationality, bordering on hysteria, of the pro-gun, no-regulation folks has been on display

Just say no to private prisons in N.H.

There is a better way to deal with punishment of crime and controlling costs

New England needs greater natural gas access

An expanded pipeline would give the region access to reliable and more affordable energy supplies

Tax credit foes target low-income families

The education tax credit is under attack by the governor and the House

Legislature could ease state’s dental shortage

New Hampshire faces a crisis in dental care, and SB 193 can help fix it
Cartoon for the week of March 22

Cartoon for the week of March 22

Q&A with Insurance agent and former state senator Ray White

Q&A with Insurance agent and former state senator Ray White

Ray White runs Cornerstone Benefits and Retirement Group, a Bedford firm that sells employee benefit packages to businesses. As a Republican state senator last year, he was at the center of the debate over whether New Hampshire should set up its own health insurance exchange and wound up clashing with liberals and conservatives.
Putting a value on investment real

Putting a value on investment real

Several qualitative factors have a great deal of impact on value

Honesty is the best employee policy

Written policies make it clear that acts of dishonesty will not be tolerated by the employer
America Invents Act: the good news and bad news

America Invents Act: the good news and bad news

The new law essentially means the old ‘race to the Patent Office’ is back with a vengeance
Do you have what it takes to be a good leader?

Do you have what it takes to be a good leader?

This checklist highlights the characteristics of effective and sustainable leadership
New Hampshire suffers several late winter losses

New Hampshire suffers several late winter losses

The state is diminished with the recent passing of five historic contributors
Flotsam & Jetsam: March 22, 2013

Flotsam & Jetsam: March 22, 2013

To the folks at Northeast Utilities/PSNH: In your annual report, you told shareholders that you’d be unveiling an alternate route for the Northern Pass project by March 31. That’s March 31, 2013. Just in case it may have slipped your mind.
Job action

Job action

Amid growing optimism, staffing firms see more hiring among employers
N.H.’s MTBE settlement cache: $136m and counting

N.H.’s MTBE settlement cache: $136m and counting

As the ExxonMobil trial winds down, it’s still not clear what the state’s going to do with the windfall