New Hampshire Business Review - August 27 2010

FRM questions still linger

Did you notice the attorney general's report regarding Financial Resources Mortgage Inc. treaded lightly on the office's culpability concerning FRM as well as that of the state Banking Department?Only when legislative hearings clearly identified a significant failure by the AG's…

We told you so, Arizona

We recently wrote an op-ed contending that Arizona's immigration law SB 1070 was unconstitutional ("Arizona v. all of us," July 16-29 NHBR). Well, shortly following, the federal court in Arizona agreed.U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton put on hold the most…

It’s not easy being the boss

Q. As a CEO, I support "open book" policies when it comes to our financials, but I've been questioning this practice lately, as I find employees don't really understand what they're looking at and jump to conclusions. Do you have…

All hail the older worker

The man who gave me my first job in advertising nearly 35 years ago is now in his 70s. His mind is sharp as ever. His creativity is better than it was when we first worked together. He continually develops…

Still waiting for things to look up

Six months ago we were looking forward to summer in anticipation of measurable economic improvement. While things do not seem to have gotten worse, they are only slightly better. The pundits have pushed their forecast for recovery in 2011 (and…

New rules for charitable hospitals

Under the sweeping federal health reform law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a charitable hospital "shall not be treated" as an Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity unless it meets specific new requirements. Those new requirements…