New Hampshire's Business News for July 18

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Litchfield demands role in Saint-Gobain PFOA plan , Lucky 7 gives lift to Bingo cash , Labor pains drag on for nominee Craig, You won't see NH's highest-ranking Republicans in Cleveland


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Litchfield demands role in Saint-Gobain PFOA plan  Litchfield officials are demanding to be involved as state officials work with Saint-Gobain to negotiate an agreement on the design and construction of a public water supply system for homes with contaminated private wells in the area. – NH UNION LEADER

State begins testing private wells near Coakley landfill  The testing began after recent water samples taken from monitoring wells at or adjacent to the Coakley landfill showed elevated levels of PFCs in all eight wells, according to preliminary test results. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Lucky 7 gives lift to Bingo cash  By itself, bingo can be a losing proposition for halls. Charities lost $1.9 million with bingo in fiscal year 2015. But Lucky 7 sales at the venues had them shouting “bingo!” – NH UNION LEADER

NH: No immediate plans for online lottery games  There are no immediate plans for online lottery games here, but the oldest state lottery in the nation is booting up a conversation about the pros and cons of “digital disruption” and transformation. – NH UNION LEADER

Labor pains drag on for nominee Craig The nomination of James Craig to serve another three years as commissioner of the Department of Labor has been on hold before the Executive Council since mid-June, and could be upended entirely because of a $123,607 settlement the state paid to resolve an age discrimination complaint filed by a department employee after Craig's first three months in office. – NH UNION LEADER

Apartments in landmark Citizens Bank building unveiled  The 91 apartments at 875 Elm St. range from $1,400 to $3,000 a month to rent — electricity and parking not included. – NH UNION LEADER

Gas prices still dropping in northern New England  GasBuddy surveys show the average retail price in New Hampshire is $2.16 per gallon, down 2.6 cents from last week. – BURLINGTON FREE PRESS

Bill Quigley talks about his first year with New Hampshire Motor Speedway  Bill Quigley was named the New Hampshire Motor Speedway vice president of marketing and events in December after 11 years working as the marketing director for Gunstock, and this weekend was his first NASCAR event. He couldn’t be happier with his situation. – LACONIA CITIZEN

Barrington's TURBOCAM is a leader in specialty turbomachinery  Chances are, you probably don't have any products manufactured by TURBOCAM in your house. But almost certainly your life has been affected by something made by TURBOCAM at its Barrington facility. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Earth stewardship is a moral responsibility  The NH Council of Churches recently released a unifying statement on the Stewardship of Creation, reflecting the deep concern across multiple faith traditions regarding the critical importance of caring for our common home. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Does your advisor meet the fiduciary standard? New federal rule sheds light on what investors should look for when getting financial advice. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Black Lives Matter protesters say 'we're not anti-cops'  A few hundred gathered for a Black Lives Matter march down Elm Street in Manchester Saturday evening. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

NH delegates expect personal attention at convention  Delegates from the first-in-the-nation primary state will get some personal attention from potential future presidential hopefuls this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. – NH UNION LEADER

You won't see NH's highest-ranking Republicans in Cleveland Kelly Ayotte and Frank Guinta say they will not be attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Franklin Pierce/Boston Herald poll: Trump enters RNC on Hillary's heels  Soon-to-be GOP nominee Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by a slim margin heading into the GOP convention, but would be in tougher shape if another Democrat led the ticket: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a new national Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows. – BOSTON HERALD

NH Democrats to open 7 regional coordinated campaign offices this week  While Republicans are in Cleveland formally selecting Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, state Democrats will open seven regional coordinated campaign offices throughout the state. – WMUR-TV

Apparent ISIS hit list targets Mass. workers  The 264 employees, mostly rank-and-file workers, were targeted in a social media post. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

The era of instant fame  Many of us make decisions all day long, most of which will forever dwell in obscurity, but any one of them could suddenly light up the internet. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

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