Primary Bank founder Bill Greiner (left) and chief executive Bill Stone greeted guests as the Bedford, N.H., bank opened on Friday.

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Primary Bank founder Bill Greiner (left) and chief executive Bill Stone greeted guests as the Bedford, N.H., bank opened on Friday.

New N.H. bank bucks the trend

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, simply opening a brick-and-mortar, community bank is enough to make national headlines. By Deirdre Fernandes

// Three former executives to be prosecuted in Fukushima nuclear disaster

Japanese authorities said Friday that they would move forward with cases against three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Co.

// Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

The city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.



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Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.