Sugar Prices Projected to Rise Because of El Nino

New York — After four bitter years, sugar mills can look forward to sweeter prospects in 2016. Prices have rebounded 52 percent since reaching a seven-year low in August. Raw-sugar futures traded in New York are heading for a 6 percent gain for the year, their first annual advance since 2010. The market has finally swung to a supply deficit after years of surpluses. And the commodity will keep rising through the first quarter of next...

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Judge Rules for D-H In Discrimination Suit

Lebanon — A federal judge has ended a lawsuit by a former Dartmouth-Hitchcock resident who suffered from insomnia and alleged that D-H, which fired her in 2010, discriminated against her because of her disability and because she is African-American. Judge Steven McAuliffe of the U.S. District Court in Concord granted D-H’s motion for summary judgment in the case of Christyna Faulkner, who graduated from medical school in 2007 and in...

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GM Recalls Crossovers, Chevy Spark and Sonic

Detroit — General Motors announced recalls last week, including about 686,000 midsize crossover utility vehicles made between 2007 and 2012 because their rear lift gates could fall off and injure people. The recall covers about 94,000 additional vehicles outside the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, the vehicles are equipped with power lift gates that are supported by gas struts when they...

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