New Hampshire's Business News for July 1

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Another source of PFC contamination, D-H takes over at state hospital, Antioch University axes boards, presidents, governor bans state government transgender discrimination, holiday traffic record seen


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Coakley Landfill: yet another source of water contamination in New Hampshire  The Coakley Landfill, a federal Superfund site located in North Hampton and Greenland, NH, is the fifth source of perfluorinated chemicals identified in New Hampshire. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

D-H reduces psych beds at hospitals  Dartmouth-Hitchcock has decided to temporarily reduce the capacity of the inpatient psychiatric care unit at its flagship hospital in Lebanon and send some psychiatrists from there to the state-owned New Hampshire Hospital in Concord, where other providers are departing in the wake of a labor dispute. – VALLEY NEWS

Cancer center leader leaving  Norris Cotton Cancer Center Director Mark Israel plans to step down at the end of September, according to officials at Dartmouth College and its affiliated medical system. – VALLEY NEWS

Antioch University terminates its presidents, boards of trustees  The Antioch University system has terminated the boards of trustees — and apparently also the presidents — at its five campuses nationwide, including here in Keene. – THE KEENE SENTINEL

Governor bans discrimination against transgender government workers  Gov. Maggie Hassan signed an executive order Thursday that forbids discrimination against transgender people in state government. It comes on the heels of a historic decision by the Pentagon to let transgender people serve openly in the military. – CONCORD MONITOR

Record travel numbers expected for Fourth of July weekend  It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the highways in New Hampshire and across the United States. – WMUR-TV

Hanover Co-op hires new general manager  Come September, a former Vermont Foodbank executive from Montpelier will take over as general manager of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society. – VALLEY NEWS

For New England, it's going to be a year without local peaches  Peach lovers are in for a bit of disappointment this summer, with New Hampshire’s crop of the fuzzy fruit almost entirely wiped out. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

ValChoice wins $120k prize in Microsoft BizSpark competition  ValChoice, a Bedford-based company described by Forbes magazine as “CarFax for insurance,” has won yet another startup business competition, and this time it’s for $120,000 through the Microsoft BizSpark Plus Award. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

UNH entrepreneurship program seeks participating businesses  Paul College Entrepreneurship Internship Program teams seniors, companies. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

The hazy, crazy days of summer  Thanks to technology, the pace doesn’t seem to slow down. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Kuster introduces bill that would require labels on narcotics  U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster announced a new bill Tuesday morning that would put labels on opioids to warn users about the addictive nature of narcotics. – CONCORD MONITOR

‘Capitol Hill Day’ takeaways  Why members of Congress deserve their own Bill of Rights. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Veteran NH Union Leader reporter retires  The fingers of State House reporter Garry Rayno will get a rest from their daily assault on the computer keyboard starting today, the first day of retirement for the veteran scribe. – NH UNION LEADER

Gatsas promises hands-on, ‘simple’ approach in bid for governor's office “Keep it simple. Get it done.” That's the slogan Republican Ted Gatsas is using in his campaign for governor. It’s a theme the Manchester mayor has turned to time and time again throughout his political career. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Trump uses former light bulb plant as backdrop for NH visit  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for the U.S. to scale back its trade deals with foreign nations during an invitation-only speech in Manchester yesterday. Trump used a now shuttered light bulb factory as the backdrop. – NH PUBLIC RADIO 

Donald Trump starts a trade war — with the Republican Party  The rift involving the presumptive nominee deepened Thursday when Trump called out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by name for the second straight day and pilloried the North American Free Trade Agreement and the ­Trans-Pacific Partnership, two landmark trade agreements broadly supported by the GOP. – WASHINGTON POST

MasterCard-Visa settlement with retailers is overturned  The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan said that the lawyers represented retailers with competing interests in the settlement, which was once valued at $7.25 billion, one of the largest in antitrust history. The judges pushed the suit back to a lower court. – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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