Amanda Loder

Weekend Host/Business Reporter

Amanda Loder reports on business and the economy in NHPR's newsroom, and hosts Weekend Edition. Amanda  joined New Hampshire Public Radio following four years of reporting and hosting at Spokane Public Radio in Washington State. At Spokane Public Radio, she was recognized with regional Edward R. Murrow and SPJ awards for her feature and series reporting. During four years at SPR, she worked her way up from general assignment reporter to featurist, and was ultimately tapped to host All Things Considered. Amanda, a native Iowan, received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Religious Studies from Lawrence University, and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.

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StateImpact
11:49 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Where NH Residents Depend On Government Benefits The Most

Perhaps unsurprisingly, small government–at all levels–is something of a signature issue in the "Live Free or Die" state.

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Liveblog: House Right to Work
1:35 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Liveblog: Right To Work House Committee Hearing

Liveblog: House Right to Work
12:53 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

We’re Liveblogging Today’s House Right To Work Hearing!

Michael Sauers Flickr

Today at 1:30, the resurrected Right To Work bill comes up for public hearing at the Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee.  Given union reaction to the legislation last year, and to other bills targeting collective bargaining this session, it promises to be an eventful hearing.

And we’ll be liveblogging it at Representatives hall, shortly before the hearing begins.

Liveblog: House Right to Work
12:12 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Three Things To Expect At Today's Right-To-Work Hearing

The House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee has already heard a number of controversial bills targeting collective bargaining. And unions have responded in force.

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StateImpact
3:31 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Tracing The Great Recession And Recovery Through Help Wanted Ads

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 3:31 pm

After years of speculation on a "jobless recovery," finally, things could be looking up–at least for the moment. This week, the Bureau of Labor statistics reported some serious gains on the national jobs front for January, with the creation of 243,000 jobs.

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StateImpact
5:45 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Some Key Arguments For--And Against--Making PSNH Sell Off Its Generating Facilities

One of the big issues in the New Hampshire business community this legislative session is the push to continue deregulating utilities. The state's current power regulation model is something of a hybrid between old-fashioned regulation and deregulation.

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StateImpact
2:59 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

How Dodd-Frank Regulations Affect You (Trust Us, They Will)

One of the key consequences of the economic collapse a few years ago was the passage of a massive piece of legislation called the "Dodd-Frank Act." The bill was co-sponsored by (now-retired) Democratic Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut and (soon-to-be-retired) Democratic Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank.

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StateImpact
2:15 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Breaking Down NH's Manufacturing Economy By County

Given that manufacturing got prominent play in the State of the State address and is a key piece of President Obama's new jobs initiative, StateImpact's in full-on da

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StateImpact
11:33 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Why The Telephone Pole Tax Matters

We'll admit it: The telephone pole property tax sounds like a dry topic for the 2012 Legislative session at first glance.

And at second glance, for that matter.

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State of the State
1:46 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Economic Themes Dominate NH State Of The State Address

Today marked Governor John Lynch's last State of the State address. And, as one might expect during a slow trudge toward recovery, the bulk of Lynch focused either directly or indirectly on the economy.

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StateImpact
2:13 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

How NH's Manufacturing Sector Stacks Up To Its Neighbors'

Recently, the White House has had manufacturing on the brain.

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Business and Economy
3:13 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Breaking Down Who Does–And Doesn’t–Support Eminent Domain For Northern Pass

While a majority of poll respondents opposed Northern Pass, we noticed some interesting variations in the data
Chris Jensen NHPR

 

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StateImpact
4:21 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

The Ultimate Economic Guide To The 2012 NH Legislative Session

As the New Hampshire legislature begins whittling down a bevy of economy-related bills, we thought it would be helpful to offer you a brief, on-going roundup of what we believe are some key economic issues the General Court will be looking at, and why. We've also included resources if you'd like to research and track these issues on your own, or get in touch with the governor or your legislator.

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StateImpact
12:21 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Visualizing The State Of The Union Address (And The GOP Response)

The big story of the day is, of course, President Obama's State of the Union address last night. Since the speech wrapped, analysis from politicos, pundits, and wonks has been pretty much non-stop.

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Business and Economy
5:54 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Green Launching Pad Looks To Build More Jobs, More Quickly

Evan Bontemps of Newmarket sets up his portable stoplight, designed to manage traffic during power outages. Bontemps' company received aid from the Green Launching Pad program.
Brady Carlson, NHPR

Last week the Green Launching Pad made its latest round of grants to New Hampshire businesses. The idea is to provide support to companies that are or want to be eco-friendly, while also developing jobs.

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