New Hampshire's Business News for June 13

A look at today's top business headlines, including: What’s the salary of the top execs at publicly traded companies in the Granite State? Elliot seeks interim CEO, NH mourns victims of Orlando shooting, 213-year-old Ruggles Mine for sale, A decade of police shootings in NH detailed


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What is the salary of the top execs at publicly traded companies in the Granite State?  If you look at the 15 companies based in New Hampshire, or with a large percentage of workers in the state, the average compensation is under $3.5 million a year, or about 50 times the amount an average employee earns. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Elliot seeks interim CEO to aid affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock  Elliot Health System said it is searching for an interim chief executive to help it affiliate with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. – NH UNION LEADER

Psychiatrists may be leaving NH Hospital over labor dispute Roughly half the psychiatrists at NH Hospital will no longer work there on July 1, their attorney said, if the Executive Council approves a proposed contract extension at its next meeting Wednesday. – CONCORD MONITOR

Towns, cities concerned for NH's energy future  While state officials are struggling to define New Hampshire’s energy future through a variety of legislative and regulatory proceedings, cities and towns in the state are not standing by waiting for the next signal from Concord. – NH UNION LEADER

NH mourns victims of Orlando shooting with State House vigil  On Sunday night, a group of about 20 people linked arms on the State House lawn, sharing stories and expressing prayers for the 50 people killed and 53 injured in Orlando hours earlier. – CONCORD MONITOR

Laconia Bike Week off to good start  Motorcycle Week 2016 is off to a good start, and by some accounts, a better start than last year. – NH UNION LEADER

Rise and fall of General Electric in Somersworth  General Electric’s mill complex on Main Street has been around longer than the city of Somersworth and most of it has been occupied by General Electric as far back as anyone can remember. As the final GE employees leave the Main Street complex an era comes to an end. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

213-year-old Ruggles mica mine in Grafton for sale  Ruggles Mine in Grafton, a 235-acre property that includes a gift shop, small museum and an enormous pit with tunnels and caverns that make up the oldest and largest mine of its kind in the United States, is up for sale. – CONCORD MONITOR

New Hampshire now has 55 farmers' markets  Growing like weeds are New Hampshire Farmers' Markets. – WMUR-TV

Q&A with mental health advocate Barbara Van Dahlen  Dahlen is the founder of the Campaign to Change Direction, which recently launched a New Hampshire initiative to teach people to be aware of the five signs of emotional suffering. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

A decade of police shootings in N.H. detailed  Since 2005, 32 civilians and at least 10 police officers have been shot in both fatal and nonfatal encounters. Those incidents, catalogued by the paper in a new online database, represent some of the most harrowing and scrutinized moments in law enforcement. – CONCORD MONITOR

NH Bar Association leadership set for 2016-17  Scott Harris, a shareholder/director at McLane Middleton, current vice president of the NH Bar Association and president-elect of the association’s board of governors, will take over Bar leadership early due to the appointment of Manchester attorney David Ruoff, former NHBA president-elect, to the NH Superior. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Dartmouth grads must help bring the world 'one step closer to peace,' Nobel laureate says  The school held commencement ceremonies Sunday, with 1,078 undergraduates among those receiving degrees. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Jack Flanagan on his run for Congress and where he stands on the issues  Republican Jack Flanagan has served in a number of elected offices – most notably as state house majority leader – but says he’s most at home digging into public policy. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Trump postpones rally in Portsmouth  Following the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, presidential candidate Donald Trump announced the postponement of his scheduled Monday rally in Portsmouth, but will give a speech earlier in the day at St. Anselm College in Manchester. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Vermont Yankee decommissioning on track, says new director  When Jack Boyle arrived at Vermont Yankee in December 2012 to assume the post of engineering director, he believed the Vernon nuclear plant would be operating for years to come. – VTDIGGER

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn, the business social networking site, for $26.2 billion  The companies said that Microsoft had agreed to pay $196 a share to buy LinkedIn, a business social networking site that has more than 400 million members globally. – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Are you ready for higher taxes?  Controlling your biggest lifetime expense should be a number one priority. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

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