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FedEx to offer US staff buyouts in cost cut effort

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 21, 2011 file photo, a FedEx employee climbs aboard a delivery truck as he makes his rounds in Springfield, Ill. FedEx Corp., said Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, they will soon begin offering buyouts to U.S. employees in an effort to cut costs. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) NEW YORK (AP) — [&hellip...

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Google cutting 4,000 jobs at Motorola unit

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2011 file photo, a Motorola Mobility Xoom tablet is shown at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. On Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, Google announced it is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and...

Master Clean, a family business, offers honesty, integrity and value

August 13, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Fermin Sosa, owner of  Master Clean. Master Clean is licensed, bonded and insured. Please call 420-0965 or 622-5376 for more information.   Master Clean, a family business, offers quality residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning. They...

Social media proves a force in consuming Olympics

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Performers wave the British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) NEW YORK (AP) — The London Olympics may well be remembered as the event that drove home the power of social...

Northeast apple growers optimistic about crop

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, ripening apples hang from a tree at Burtt’s apple orchard in Cabot, Vt. Apple orchards in Northern New England dodged a bullet this spring when trees got an early start and then were hit with frost that decimated...

Rich toddlers draw fashion designers' eyes

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this July 19, 2012 photo, girls dresses appear on display at the Gucci children’s boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York. Gucci’s two-level children’s boutique on New York’s Fifth Avenue, next door to its adult flagship, may have...

FACT CHECK: Social Security adds to budget deficit

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael J. Astrue participates in a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. As millions of baby boomers flood Social Security with applications for...

NH town still reeling but on cusp of a comeback

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, Larry Lombardi walks dogs at his kennel in Milan, N.H. Lombardi has been taking in pets as employees arrive to work at the new federal prison in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — Erik Guilbeault...

Coveted monkfish is long on rules, short on data

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this January 2010 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Larry Alade, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s†Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods...

AP NewsBreak: Refinery probe focuses on corrosion

August 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, white smoke rises from the Chevron refinery during a controlled burn, the morning after Monday’s toxic fire in Richmond, Calif. Federal investigators probing the cause of a massive Chevron oil refinery fire are focusing on...