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Chamber Made: I Don't Want To Ever Hear, 'There's Nothing To Do'
I Don't Want To Ever Hear, 'There Is Nothing To Do'
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Business Briefs
2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Colebrook: Tillotson Nabs $300K Grant For Job Expansion
COLEBROOK, N.H. -- Tillotson Performance Polymers, manufacturer of balloons and eyedroppers, has nabbed a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant to expand its production line and create 16 new full-time jobs.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Riverglen House Celebrates 10th Anniversary
On Aug. 3, Riverglen House in Littleton, N.H. welcomed residents, staff, and an array of special guests to celebrate its 10th year of operation in the field of independent and assisted living in northern New England.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Vegas' Storied Sahara Casino Reborn, Transformed
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Job Market Makes Fed Hesitant On Rate Hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Area Businesses Hire, Award, and Promote
Twenty-one attorneys from the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC have been selected by peer-review for inclusion in the 2015 ranking of Best Lawyers in America. The results are based on client, lawyer and law firm surveys conducted by U.S. News and Best Lawyers beginning in January of this year.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

NVDA To Hold Annual Meeting At Jay Peak Resort
Northeastern Vermont Development Association will hold its 64th Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25th at Jay Peak Resort. The evening event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. A brief board meeting will convene at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. Guest speaker is Patricia L. Moulton, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Business Watch Column for Aug. 23, 2014
We get lots of questions in the newsroom about the Business Watch column - how to get featured in it, what is appropriate for submission, and why some things are covered and others aren't. To help you navigate the ins and outs of the process, each year we run a "Frequently Asked Questions" column. Consider clipping it out and keeping it on file for the next time you have big business news!
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Passumpsic Savings Donates To Jazzy Fund
The winner of Passumpsic Savings Bank's recent Facebook Photo Contest has been selected along with her designated charity. Here, from left, are Dianne Lambert, Danville branch manager, presenting $250 checks to Jeannie Ayer of St. Johnsbury, the photo contest winner and her selected charity, The Jazzy's Children Fund, represented by Beth Paye and son, Cody Bilodeau and Dawn Lazzara, president of The Jazzy Fund. Created in November 2013, the fund is in remembrance of Jasmine Paye, who passed away from cancer in July 2013. Throughout Jasmine's illness she said her dream was to help other children with cancer or other life threatening illness or injuries. The fund serves families living in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire. For more information on the fund, visit their website at
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Coal Gas Boom In China Holds Climate Change Risks
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Three Wheeled Commuter Vehicle
The Elio, a three-wheeled prototype vehicle, is shown in Royal Oak, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Instead of spending $20,000 on a new car, Paul Elio is offering commuters a cheaper option to drive to work. His three-wheeled vehicle The Elio will sell for $6,800 car and can save on gas with fuel economy of 84 mpg.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

SeaWorld Plans Bigger Killer Whale Environments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stung by criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Business Briefs
Reports of fighting in Ukraine erase stock gain
Saturday, August 16, 2014

NVDA Hosting Meeting On Raising Capital For Small Business
MONTPELIER -- The Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) will host an informational meeting on the Vermont Small Business Offering Exemption (VSBOE) and other securities registration exemptions for small businesses to raise capital. Michael Pieciak, deputy commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation's (DFR) Securities Division, will talk about the new guidelines Thursday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. at the NVDA conference room on 36 Eastern Ave. in St. Johnsbury.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Panama Canal Turns 100 As Expansion Hits Snags
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

400,000 Must Reapply For Health Coverage
BOSTON (AP) -- The state is launching a major effort to reach out to almost 400,000 Massachusetts residents who must reapply for health insurance because they were enrolled in temporary plans after the state's health care marketplace website crashed last year.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Crab Season A Bit Pinched In Delaware, Maryland
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- When you look at $200 plus for a bushel of blue crabs, shake your head and say "no way," there's just one thing to do: Blame it on the weather.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Area Businesses Hire, Award, Promote
The Eye Care Centers of Littleton, Woodsville and Lincoln, N.H., announced the appointment of Erica Griffin, OD as the newest member to their professional optometric care team. Dr. Griffin recently moved to Littleton after attaining her Doctor of Optometry degree from Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas. She is certified for the treatment and management of ocular disease and her special interests include primary eye care and contact lenses.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Supervalu Becomes Latest To Suffer Data Breach
NEW YORK (AP) -- A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

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