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Hypertherm sets a unique standard

For more than 40 years, Hypertherm has served as a kind of role model for the Upper Valley tech economy and beyond. Besides being voted best company to work for by local and national publications, the Hanover firm has earned…

New dean named at UNH Manchester

Dr. Ali Rafieymehr, a software engineer who has had dual careers in the computer industry and higher education, has been named the new dean of the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, an appointment that UNH officials say will help…

Senate panel OKs easing independent contractor rules

Employers would be able to send workers to the state Labor Department to be certified as independent contractors if Senate Bill 191, a measure endorsed Tuesday by the Senate Commerce Committee, becomes law. The bill, approved over the objections of…

Senate panel backs health exchange

While presidential candidates were crossing New Hampshire on Tuesday getting in their last points about health care, the Senate Commerce Committee was acting on three major pieces of health-related legislation. Without a word of debate, the Senate unanimously voted to…

House OKs several business-related bills

As the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday hotly debated dozens of retained bills from last year -- everything from bringing back short-term loans to allowing guns on campus -- a number of measures won quiet approval. All of…

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