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N.H. Legislature Fails to Pass Challenge to Internet Sales Tax

7/25/2018
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State lawmakers failed to pass a bill Wednesday that backers say would have protected New Hampshire businesses from having to collect sales taxes on behalf of other states. The outcome, during a special session of the Legislature, was a surprising turn given that leadership in both parties and Governor Chris Sununu backed the broader bill.

Duration:00:04:44

An 'Internet Sales Tax?' N.H. Businesses Brace for SCOTUS Case

4/16/2018
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The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case with huge potential impact on New Hampshire businesses, as well as anyone who shops online. The case essentially pits the 45 states that impose a sales tax against the handful that don’t, including the Granite State.

Duration:00:04:27

The N.H. Economic News Roundup: Trade, The Stock Market, and How They Impact the Granite State

4/3/2018
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We look at two economic forces that directly impact each other: international trade and the stock market. What do trade announcements from Washington mean for New Hampshire, and how does a fluctuating stock market impact our economy? We'll also look at a big employer for Granite Staters: foreign companies.

Duration:00:56:40

How Do You Shop? The Impact of Changing Retail Preferences on Malls, Plazas, and Downtowns

2/27/2018
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Some malls are struggling to survive, along with their "anchor" department stores. But Americans still want to shop: they're just doing it differently: on-line, downtown, certain big-box stores, outlet centers, and mixed-use developments. We examine these retails trends here in New Hampshire.

Duration:00:56:56

N.H. Businesses Step Up to Help Tackle State's Drug Crisis

11/16/2017
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Addressing the state’s drug crisis has been an all hands on deck approach from the medical community, law enforcement to social workers. But advocates are saying one missing player in all this – has been employers. And how they can be a part of the solution. Whether that’s offering jobs to those in recovery or simply changing how addiction is addressed and talked about at work.

Duration:00:05:07

Gov. Sununu Says He's Met With 100+ Businesses, But Won't Name Them

4/20/2017
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Governor Chris Sununu says he’s more than made good on a key campaign promise: That he’d personally meet with 100 out-of-state businesses in 100 days. “We spoke to businesses all over the world, I believe the number is 127, businesses in the first 100 days, so we met our goal quite exceedingly, and we still have quite a backlog.”

Duration:00:01:37

Made in New Hampshire: Manufacturing's Rise and Fall in Manchester

3/27/2017
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A century ago, Manchester, New Hampshire was known for just one thing: the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. “Amoskeag at one time, at its peak, around World War I, was more than 17,000 employees,” says John Clayton, executive director of the Manchester Historic Association and a longtime New Hampshire journalist. “So if you consider the scale of the city, at least half of the people who lived in this community worked for Amoskeag.”

Duration:00:05:08

N.H. Senate Votes 12-11 To Adopt Right-To-Work

1/19/2017
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The New Hampshire Senate has narrowly approved a bill to limit the power of unions to charge non-members for representation. Related: Click here to see a New Hampshire Right-to-Work explainer The debate of right-to-work was a essentials a formality in the GOP-controlled senate, but lawmakers still took two hours to air long-familiar arguments about what the law would mean for NH. “Passing this law will ensure we have more jobs in this state. Passing this law will ensure we have higher...

Duration:00:00:55

Garnet Hill at 40: No Longer a Family Business, Still a North Country Staple

10/19/2016
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In 1973, twenty-somethings Grant Dowse and his wife Pegge Kirschner were coming back home to Franconia from Europe and they were in love – with flannel sheets. There were flannel sheets in America, but the ones they’d slept on in Europe seemed so much nicer. Higher quality. And they came up with the idea to import them. They named the company after a hill not far from their home, which was a former sugar house that lacked running water. Pegge’s brother, Buddy Kirschner, still marvels at...

Duration:00:06:03

N.H. Economic News Roundup: Winners and Losers

9/9/2016
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We examine winners and losers in today's Granite State economy. We look at differences between northern and southern New Hampshire, residents with college degrees and without, and the future of various sectors such as technology, health care and manufacturing.

Duration:00:55:50

Politics in Hip Hop, Sleepover Podcast, & Twinkies

7/22/2016
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Since it's early days, hip hop have critiqued oppressions both political and economic - while flashing their own wealth and bravado. Donald Trump became a symbol of the latter, but recent mentions of him in hip hop have become much less positive during his campaign for president in the 2016 election. Plus, a few years ago, one of America's most beloved snack cakes was in danger of disappearing forever - until investors swooped in and saved the day. What started out as a rescue mission...

Duration:00:50:04

7.19.16: Twinkies, Couch Potatoes, & Inner Lives of Animals

7/19/2016
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A few years ago, one of America's most beloved snack cakes was in danger of disappearing forever - until investors swooped in and saved the day. What started out as a rescue mission quickly evolved into a business strategy, and resulted in substantial changes to the brand. Today, preserving the mythical, magical Twinkie. Plus, awareness of mental health issues is on the rise, but it's not limited to people. We'll speak with an expert working with animals to resolve their mental health...

Duration:00:44:16

N.H. Economic News Roundup: Wage Growth, Construction, & Housing Costs

4/25/2016
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After years of little to no growth in wages, Granite State workers may see their paychecks fatten. Spring has sprung for the construction industry, especially on the Seacoast and in the Manchester area. And a national ranking finds what many New Hampshire parents already know: child care here is among the priciest in the nation.

Duration:00:56:34

N.H.'s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 2000

4/12/2016
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New Hampshire’s unemployment rate fell to 2.6 percent in March – one of the lowest rates in the country, and the lowest for the state since 2000. But that may actually be bad news for employers.

Duration:00:00:40

Warm Winter, Slow Ski Season Takes Toll on N.H. Businesses

3/28/2016
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It hasn't been a great year for skiers or ski areas across the Granite State. But it's not just the mountains that suffered from the lack of snow.

Duration:00:03:17

The 'Unprecedented' Battle for Market Basket, & the Lessons Learned

2/14/2016
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Even as this feud was still going on, back in the summer of 2014, experts on labor unions, corporate governance, and employee culture were noting just how unprecedented the boycott was. Now, there's a new book and a forthcoming film examining this epic battle and exploring its ramifications.

Duration:00:56:35

The 'Unprecedented' Battle for Market Basket, & the Lessons Learned

11/18/2015
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Even as this feud was still going on, back in the summer of 2014, experts on labor unions, corporate governance, and employee culture were noting just...

Duration:00:56:38

10.20.15: The Point of Vanishing & Zappos' Office Experiment

10/20/2015
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Thoreau wrote, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” His two years spent in solitude at Walden Pond left an indelible mark on the national psyche – and cemented the relationship between the inner self and the outdoors. Today, a writer reflects on two years in a cabin in the Vermont woods. Then, first we get rid of all the bosses! We check in on the online retailer, Zappos, six months after their radical shift – getting rid of managers and declaring a self-organizing...

Duration:00:44:37

Can New Hampshire's Newbie Video Game Industry 'Level-Up'?

10/2/2015
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A group of game developers is looking to build a place for New Hampshire in the future of video games - and it starts with the new development hub known as Game Assembly.

Duration:00:05:43

Can New Hampshire's Newby Video Game Industry 'Level-Up'?

10/2/2015
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A group of game developers is looking to build a place for New Hampshire in the future of video games - and it starts with the new development hub known...

Duration:00:05:43