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Region stands vulnerable to housing bubble

In the last 8-1/2 years the country has experienced an unprecedented run-up in home prices. Over this time, the rise in home sale prices has been more than 40 percentage points higher than the overall rate of inflation. Typically, home…

Region stands vulnerable to housing bubble

In the last 8-1/2 years the country has experienced an unprecedented run-up in home prices. Over this time, the rise in home sale prices has been more than 40 percentage points higher than the overall rate of inflation. Typically, home…

Keene builder revives dormant family ski area

It’s not often a businessman has the chance to rehabilitate a favorite childhood hangout, but for Fred Baybutt of Keene that’s precisely what he’s doing with Granite Gorge. Baybutt, one of the members of the Baybutt Construction family, bought the…

State securities agency aids in mutual fund probe

The New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulations has jumped into the growing national mutual fund scandals in a big way, helping to investigate and negotiate a tentative settlement -- reportedly in the $200 million range -- with Boston-based MFS Investment…

One-on-one with Bruce Boudreau

As a kid growing up in Toronto, Bruce Boudreau knew he wanted to be a hockey player, but could he have known the odyssey that lay ahead? He set a junior hockey single-season record of 165 points -- a mark…

Is the telecom spending landscape finally changing?

Verizon Communications Inc. has announced plans to spend $3 billion over the next two years to speed up its networks and build a national next-generation wireless network to attract greater numbers of customers and businesses that are demanding faster Internet…

BAE Systems in the hunt for security contract

BAE Systems is one of three firms the Department of Homeland Security wants to hire to help protect the airline industry against missile attacks. BAE, Northrop Grumman Corp. and United Airlines were all chosen to receive $2 million to develop…