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February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows.

Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from…


Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world

February 22, 2017

DURHAM, N.H. — New Hampshire’s maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

Producers joined climate experts and Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire on…


Pharmacy buys medical supply firm

February 22, 2017

A longtime pharmacy recently acquired a local health care supply store in Rocky Mount.

Almand’s Drug Stores, which is celebrating 75 years of operations this year, has expanded business within the health care industry. Richard Kos, co-owner of Almand’s Drug Stores and a certified…


Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid

February 21, 2017

NEW YORK — Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman’s, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer.

The companies said Sunday in a joint press release that Kraft Heinz has “amicably” abandoned the offer.…