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Michael Anthony Satterwhite April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This is a great article. If your financial institution has guarantees on fraudulent charges and theyRead More try to stick you with the bill or change certain terms and conditions without consideration or notice, make sure you seek legal advice from an attorney. It is very important that you check your credit report annually. You can check your credit report for free on the website mandated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can be found at www.annualcreditreport.com.
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Joe Sousa April 20, 2014 at 08:01 pm
The majority is done by employes in the company. Use cash and be free of the fraud.
jpf2361 April 21, 2014 at 08:42 am
With regard to the Target incident, I had to jump through hoops to change my credit card becauseRead More someone attempted a balance transfer of $24,000.00 to my account. Someone needs to be held accountable for this.
Arthur DeLuca April 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
This is why I do NOT tie my credit card into my ATM card. A breached credit card leaves you with aRead More bill to dispute. A breached ATM/debit card drains your account of your money. I agree, go back to cash if you can. We buy too many things we don't really need and can't really afford anyway. Credit cards allow for impulse buys and get us into debt. Rememebr when stores had layaway plans or CXhristmas clubs? And back then there wer no feess for these services.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
jpf2361 April 15, 2014 at 01:27 pm
These numbers you are quoting are SKEWED. The NH Department Of Employment Security has NO WAY ofRead More tracking the people that exhausted their unemployment benefits. Which makes them drop off the rolls of the unemployed. I know of several people that fall under this category. Maybe you can dig a little deeper @Dan Tuohy when you are posting an article on the NEWS portion of Patch. Unless you have an ULTERIOR MOTIVE of being a lapdog to to Maggie "Tax & Spend" Hassan that is the most INEPT Governor in NH's history.
jpf2361 April 15, 2014 at 01:42 pm
What has Maggie "Tax & Spend" Hassan done with regard to job creation to qualify herRead More to make the follow statement?? "Gov. Maggie Hassan (D-Exeter) said the data shows good progress. In a statement, she said: "Today’s announcement that participation in the labor force continued to increase while New Hampshire’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in March, more than two points below the national average, is another encouraging sign that our economy is continuing to strengthen, allowing businesses to grow and create jobs. To keep our economy moving forward, we must remain committed to addressing our challenges by working together on bipartisan solutions in order to strengthen the middle class, support job-creating businesses and encourage innovative economic growth that will allow all of our people to share in our success and prosperity." **************************************************How does RAISING THE GAS TAX qualify as JOB CREATION. How does raiding the existing supposed DEDICATED GAS TAX MONIES qualify as creating jobs? How does Maggie raiding the Rainy Day fund qualify as creating jobs? Raising Taxes and raiding funds has the reverse effect. It stifles jobs creation and forces layoffs as it increases the cost of doing business in NH for many NH Businesses. @Dan Tuohy Why don't you write an article that TELLS WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON IN NH FOR A CHANGE??? Instead of Kissing Maggie Hassan's INEPT butt!!!!!
jpf2361 April 15, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Maggie TAX & SPEND Hassan is the most INEPT Governor NH has ever had in it's History!!! How doesRead More the expansion of Medicaid to 80,000 people secure the Miiddle Class here in NH? Especially once the Feds stop paying for this program. This FOOLISH program will lead to a a SALES TAX OR INCOME TAX OR BOTH and once the Fed's stop paying 100% for this program the CRAP WILL HIT THE FAN. Mark my Words!! NH is in for a RUDE AWAKENING once this happens, we will have LOST OUR TAX ADVANTAGE and you will see NH Companies leaving in Droves for a better deal from another State that will be happy to give them tax breaks to employ their citizens.
Coldwater Creek has announced it will be closing later this year. Patch File Photo
J. Parker April 15, 2014 at 03:29 pm
: ( So very disappointing. Seeing all the sales they were offering was a tip. I used to buy fromRead More their catalog years ago and was happy to see them close to home. The young people of today are into styles unappealing to those of us who prefer the classic look, but lately could not find anything that cried "buy me" on the racks. There was a time that their clothes reeked of class......What happened?
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:44 am
What happened is even thou people thought nothing of paying $45 - $55 even $100 for a pair of jeansRead More in the 80's they want to buy em for $19 now. Try giving employees health ins when you are making $1 off of a pair of jeans. Good luck with that.
J. Parker April 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm
I totally agree, Steve. Jeans should never have cost that much money in the first place. They areRead More not the nicest looking pants to be wearing everywhere....And with holes in them at that ! Who ever came up with THAT for an "in look"? Some look dirty as well, although I don't recall Coldwater carrying those.
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Peter Anderson April 13, 2014 at 08:30 am
I bought an all electric car. I haven't been to a gas station since Oct. '13.
malcolm nichols April 13, 2014 at 09:01 am
Tyler, you are not worth the time wasted. You can't really believe what you wrote..
Bob April 18, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Tyler - What is the currency used to trade oil futures? The US dollar. When it is weak we pay $100+Read More a barrel of oil. When it is strong, we pay @$60 a barrel. The US administration and fed have way more to do with the price of oil than you know. When they print dollars as they have for the last 5 years, the value goes down. Look at the exchange rates.
Family Dollar Stores plan to reduce its workforce, close stores. Patch File Photo
Karen Walz April 11, 2014 at 01:35 pm
FWIW, I agree!
Matthew April 11, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Paul......So, did you actually read my comment? It's not a junk store. It's sells food, and everydayRead More products. Even pet foods. So, like I said. It must be nice being rich, and not caring where your money goes. That's half the problem with America. People with any kind of money, could give a crap less about the people with not so much money. Yet. When there's an overseas tragedy, you people are right there with your check books to make a donation because it boosts your yuppy ego, and makes you think that your better than everyone else. So answer me a question Paul? When you go into a store and the product that you want to buy is, say, only .99cents? Do you not buy it, because you'd ratehr pay more for it somewhere else? Just to make you feel superior to the other person that pays .99cents for it? Please. You make no sense.
J. Parker April 11, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Oh No ! I hope it won't be the Burlington/Lexington store ! Some fo the household products areRead More brand names and worth the 'dollar'.
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Randomansfield April 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Sad story, I got my start at the corporate office back when they were in Nashua. Good company withRead More good people back then. I used to smoke butts in the corner office on weekends when nobody was there and then 'test' the marketing department's massage chair. Ah...the good old days...
Old Pizza April 5, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Never liked Brookstone - nothing but overpriced junky gadgets.
Beth Panashida April 7, 2014 at 07:47 am
Hey Crusty they sols innovative tools and gadgets not junk I hope they survive!
Old Pizza March 31, 2014 at 12:15 pm
The deal was that the GSA would turn the building over to the city once the new building wasRead More finished at Pease. No new building; no transfer. See, it's simple. As far as the building being "ugly", it looked pretty good to Portsmouth when the decision was made to build it there. Portsmouth based their plans on the possibility of obtaining this building at some point in the future. Bad move, Portsmouth. Don't blame the feds - put the blame where it belongs - right with the City Council.
Jim Splaine March 31, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Hey Mr./Ms./Mrs./Miss Pizza -- I was here in the 1960s and I don't remember anyone cheering theRead More design of the McIntyre building when it was built in our historic Downtown. And you can't "blame" the Portsmouth City Council for fighting to get an important and economically-viable spot of our community back. It replaced lots of old (and historic) homes and businesses when built, and now half-a-century later it's a rather non-historic worn 50 year old building. The best things about it is that it houses valuable services -- which can easily find other locations nearby -- and Thomas McIntyre's name, who was a great New Hampshire Senator.
Jimmy Stevens March 31, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Thank you Jim. I don't know if there is anything you or the rest of the City Council can do againstRead More Goliath, but please fight hard for us on this one!
Dunkin' Donuts new PEEPS donut will be coming to stores on March 31. Credit: BuzzFeed.
marie hill March 28, 2014 at 02:25 pm
yes! i'd like to try it. think child would like to receive it.
rpdude March 28, 2014 at 05:33 pm
How can anyone complaine about a peep on a DD donut. They are both classics! I'm sure it'sRead More overpriced but Easter only comes around once a year. There are so many other thing to complain about...let them have this one!
Mary T March 28, 2014 at 06:07 pm
So much tragedy, negativity, sickness and struggles in the world. Nice to see happiness...I loveRead More Dunks and Peeps are adorable..though I don't eat them. Fun! Lighten up folks.
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Mike black March 26, 2014 at 11:26 am
Why work when one can get free healthcare, an EBT card , and various other entitlements ? And, youRead More can go to cool protests and sleep more !
Forgetit2 March 26, 2014 at 01:27 pm
And especially for those crooks......
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Michael Bate March 29, 2014 at 10:52 am
In fact we need to stop giving our revenue to highly profitable oil companies (in the form of taxRead More breaks); corporations like Walmart who tell their underpaid employees to get aid from taxpayers; and war profiteers who build weapons that we don't need and that don't work, have huge cost overruns.
deb of see-attleboro March 29, 2014 at 11:31 am
I agree, Michael. I also think an individuals lifestyle choices should not determine taxRead More liability.
Rob C March 29, 2014 at 11:36 am
Michael, how are we giving money away to oil companies if we are “allowing” them to keepRead More what is theirs? We ARE giving money, by the truckload, to green energy companies because they cannot survive on their own. Are you equally upset about that? One technically doesn’t cost us anything the other actually does. For the record I am for rewriting the tax code with zero loopholes and tax breaks allowed for all and I also oppose all corporate welfare. If a company cannot survive without being propped up by government handouts then it should not be in business to start with.
Peachwave and the Juice Box are opening soon on Route 1 in Portsmouth and North Hampton, respectively.
Old Pizza March 9, 2014 at 09:42 pm
Thumbs down on the yogurt shop. Zinga Frozen Yogurt tried a new shop in Rochester next to a DominosRead More pizza. It lasted less than a year. Frozen Yogurt sells well inan enclosed mall and in a large city with a lot of passing foot traffic. But in a shop in a strip mall? Not here in cold New England. The first full winter will do them in.
Jack Harden March 10, 2014 at 09:46 am
Well, except that it's also next to a movie theater and multiple restaurants. If the one byRead More Marshall's and Cold Stone Creamery can survive, this one should do fine, until people get tired of froyo again. Not surprising to see you predicting the demise of a food service establishment yet again.
Old Pizza March 10, 2014 at 03:15 pm
@Jack Harden - Most of my business flop predictions have come in right on the money.
Staples announces store closures. Patch File Photo
deb of see-attleboro March 7, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Well, Steve, you missed my point completely. My point was that a smart shopper in a free economyRead More will take his/her business elsewhere and never, EVER forget.
Steve Marino March 7, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Deb,I know, I just dissected a small part of what you were saying to prove my point from a previousRead More thread. Mike, a very sad time we are living in. I just hate to see the middle class workers suffer these tax increases on business, because we all know that when a company gets hit with tax increases, they usually cut their biggest expense first, which is generally payroll. It's just sad how many middle class workers voted to CRUSH themselves. At some point I hope they understand this, but with all the lies and propaganda being spread by the left wing radical Democratic Party now in control, it's hard to ever get the truth. They just blame it on their "greedy" bosses because this is the bill of goods they are sold. Very sad!
Iron Mike March 7, 2014 at 05:14 pm
In THIS state in particular Steve, too many adults were raised up hearing at the dinner table aboutRead More how 'greedy and mean those Republican fat cats are'. Their parents – mostly just high school grads at best - never figured out where their paychecks came from. Back then they thought FDR was a god. Today their kids & grandkids think Obama is one too. A certain kind of ignorance can be inherited...
A gun group on Facebook.
Gun Rights March 10, 2014 at 08:37 am
Do a search on facebook for the group "guns of mass for sale/trade" very polite group ofRead More individuals
B/STOCK March 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Gun Rights: Watch out. You can go blind reading all the MA firearms rules. The two approvedRead More weapons rosters, will drive you crazy too. Some firearms on one roster and not the other. I know of cases where people wanted non-roster firearms transferred and they just had a FFL register the frame with the SN on it. Gun Rights, your are interpreting my post correctly by saying what " CCW holders will often forfeit the battle even though they know they could win". I wish Aspir7n would chime in and personally clarify what is so sad about this. Many unarmed people are just as civilized and under control and will ignore an idiot or incident. I still stand by my original post that armed people are generally more polite. We back off of any situation that could escalate into violence. Gun Rights. As a RI resident I do not think I can loan a pistol to a MA resident or should I say a MA resident cannot be in possession of my pistol. I could be wrong and if so let me know. Not that I would ever do that because it's legal for me to loan my car to anyone but if they get in an accident I will be liable. Same with the firearm. Have a good day all. Spring is coming.
steve forte March 10, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Funny ya mention Mass. I have a customer who is on Nemlec ( aka swat team) He cannot legaly own someRead More guns that any NH res can. Those type of laws are ridiculous.
This Yuengling billboard recently went up on Route 1 near the Rye/Portsmouth line.
Dennis Karoleski April 9, 2014 at 02:30 am
I've been looking around Portsmouth for Switchback but haven't found any so far. Anyone know whereRead More in Portsmouth it can be found?
skram bled April 9, 2014 at 08:43 am
Dennis, Portsmouth Provisions (next to Googies) has it, only like $3.99 or $4.99 for a 22oz bottle.
Dennis Karoleski April 9, 2014 at 11:39 am
Thanks, skram bled. Because of the parking situation we seldom venture downtown anymore. EspeciallyRead More since Moe's sells their subs up on Rt. 1 but I'll run down this afternoon and pick some up. Thanks again.
Courtesy: Thirsty Moose
Old Pizza February 27, 2014 at 09:51 pm
One watering hole folds so open another in the same location. And what makes them think they'llRead More survive?
Kevin Kervick February 28, 2014 at 08:22 am
I think they will do great there.
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Stephen D. Clark April 1, 2014 at 05:42 pm
You wouldn't act like you do if people knew your real name.
jpf2361 April 2, 2014 at 12:24 am
stevie. I asked if you would like to meet to discuss your WARPED viewpoint's in person, and with youRead More being the GIRLY MAN you truly are turned me down. So who really is the COWARD HERE????
Stephen D. Clark April 2, 2014 at 06:09 am
I agreed to meet you. All you have to do is prove who you are first. You said no.