N.H. to Debate Medicaid in 2016 Session

Concord — The debate over whether New Hampshire should keep more than 45,000 residents on subsidized health insurance is set to dominate the Statehouse when lawmakers return to Concord in January. New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion plan will expire at the end of 2016, when federal funding drops below 100 percent, if lawmakers don’t vote to reauthorize it. Officials estimate the state will be on the hook for at least $12 million in...

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2016 Will Bring More Innovation to Driverless Cars

News last week that Google and Ford will reportedly collaborate on building a driverless car represents a big move forward in the unfolding evolution of autonomous vehicles. But while 2016 promises to be chock-full of more tech innovation insinuating itself into our daily lives, driverless cars will probably not yet be part of the picture. Apple, Tesla, Google and Nissan are already cranking out prototypes and test-driving autonomous...

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Car Collectors Do It for Love, Money
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Car Collectors Do It for Love, Money

“For love or money” may be a phrase as old as capitalism, but it acutely applies to the resurgent collector car market, where record-breaking valuations have fueled a hobby best known as a labor of love. “Our bidder registrations are up 20 percent this year,” said Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America. “In years past, we saw a 5 percent gain. There’s an increase in new people enjoying the hobby. With volatility in the stock...

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VW to Offer Owners $1,000 in Gift Cards

Detroit — Volkswagen is offering $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as a goodwill gesture to owners of small diesel-powered cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal. The offer announced Monday goes to owners of 482,000 cars in the U.S., many who are angry at the company because they paid extra for the cars to be environmentally sensitive without losing peppy acceleration. VW is working on a fix for the cars, which are equipped...

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CD Players in Cars Are So 8-Track These Days

Automakers still put CD players into the dashboards of the majority of their cars, which seems strange 14 years after the iPod ushered in the intangible music revolution. Now, finally, the in-dash device’s days might be numbered. Compact-disc players have been slowly following cassette decks into the automotive-interior dustbin for a few years, and their disappearance is suddenly accelerating. A couple dozen 2016 models are rolling...

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