New Hampshire's Business News for July 12

A look at today's top business headlines, including: NH-based firm seeks to revive Smith Bros. cough drops, N.H. medical examiner: at least 161 drug overdoses so far in 2016, Tupelo gets approved for move to Derry, Sanders expected to endorse Clinton in Portsmouth, Some fear Boston’s iconic Citgo sign may soon go dark


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NH-based firm seeks to revive Smith Bros. cough drops  The once ubiquitous image of the bearded Smith Brothers on a box of cough drops might be the latest product and best known of Lanes Brands, but it isn’t the company’s biggest. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

N.H. medical examiner: at least 161 drug overdoses so far in 2016  The latest numbers from the New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner show that at least 161 people have fatally overdosed so far in 2016. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

New Hope for NH Recovery centers in Derry, Claremont, Berlin  Hope for NH Recovery is opening a new community center in Derry on Friday. Another one is opening Monday, July 18, in Claremont, and a third is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Berlin. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Concord puts cash aside for economic development  The search will soon be under way for Concord’s new economic development director, likely to be one of the highest-paid officials in the city. – CONCORD MONITOR

Tupelo gets approved for move to Derry  It's official. The Tupelo Music Hall will call Derry its new home. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

North End Portsmouth project foes ask judge to reconsider  A group of city residents — including state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark — have filed a motion to ask a Superior Court judge to reconsider his decision to uphold the approval of the major downtown mixed-use development North End Portsmouth. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Weaving nanotubes into fabric took NH company to Jupiter  When you’re a company with a fairly new and unusual product, it helps to have a track record, especially when success occurred in a difficult environment. – CONCORD MONITOR

State fire marshal says circus should be charged in tent-collapse deaths  Charges of negligent homicide should be brought in connection with the collapse of a big top circus tent in Lancaster last summer that killed a father and daughter, the New Hampshire fire marshal has recommended. – NH UNION LEADER

Rockingham Deputy County Attorney censured for 'prosecutorial misconduct'  Deputy County Attorney Patricia LaFrance was publicly censured by a superior court judge for “prosecutorial misconduct” over her handling of a case involving an alleged simple assault on a state trooper. – NH UNION LEADER

We can no longer afford the energy status quo  Infrastructure investments would bring NH cheaper, safer, cleaner power. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

New Hampshire’s D.C. experience  Last month, more than 45 New Hampshire businesses, nonprofits and vendors were invited to Washington, D.C., as part of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s seventh annual Experience New Hampshire event. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Kelly Ayotte calls for increased airstrikes against ISIS  U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte pledged in a national security speech Monday to fully fund the military and called on the Obama administration to increase airstrikes and raids against the Islamic State. – CONCORD MONITOR

Shaheen talks Clinton, Dallas during UNH visit  New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen discussed the presidential campaign and the recent police shootings in Dallas during a Monday visit to the University of New Hampshire. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Sanders expected to endorse Clinton in Portsmouth  Tuesday's event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Portsmouth High School. Doors will open at 9 a.m. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Trump and U.S. Chamber of Commerce pull no punches on trade policy  Differences over trade policies have led to an acrimonious relationship between the business association and the presumptive Republican nominee. – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Mass. may offer online lottery games  The Massachusetts State Lottery is considering online games in an effort to attract younger players. Officials hope the move would attract younger players to play the lottery. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Some fear Boston’s iconic Citgo sign may soon go dark  The six-story building on which the 3,600-square-foot sign, with its three-tone red delta and blue “Citgo” on a white background, sits is part of a parcel of Boston University buildings for sale. – CONCORD MONITOR

Emergency rules to stem lobster bait shortage take effect  Maine's emergency herring fishing rules are in effect in an attempt to abate a shortage of the fish, which is the most popular bait for lobster traps. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Can we ignore the alarm bells the bond market is ringing? Interest rates are ultralow across the globe. Here’s what that may be telling us about the economic future. – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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