New Hampshire's Business News for June 28

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Brexit’s impact on NH still unclear, DES says PFOA levels may be wrong, Invasive ‘rock snot’ turned out to be a native, What exactly is Scott Brown’s role in this presidential campaign?


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Brexit’s impact on NH businesses still unclear  New Hampshire businesses are taking a wait-and-see approach to their business relations in the United Kingdom after news of last week’s Brexit vote, but the real implications will present themselves soon enough. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Brexit and BAE: Limited impact for NH  The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is not likely to have much immediate impact on New Hampshire’s largest manufacturing employer, British-based BAE Systems, according to industry analysts and company officials. – NH UNION LEADER

Locals, British transplants sound off on Brexit vote  Depending on who you ask it’s the best of times and the worst of times for the United Kingdom after Thursday’s historic “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union. – CLAREMONT EAGLE-TIMES

DES: PFOA levels may be wrong  The measured levels of a potentially carcinogenic chemical in some state water supplies may have been inaccurately reported by one of the companies conducting the testing, according to the state. – NASHUA TELEGRAPH

Merrimack hotel plans approved  The town planning board approved a proposal last week that could lead to construction of a new hotel property at the site of the long-idle Merrimack Hotel. – NASHUA TELEGRAPH

West Lebanon apartment plan passes early review  Aside from concerns about parking, Planning Board members allowed a proposed Main Street apartment project to move forward on Monday. – VALLEY NEWS

Corrections officers vote to join Teamsters Local 633  Corrections officers at the Cheshire County House of Corrections have voted to join Teamsters Local 633, Teamsters officials said Monday. – NH UNION LEADER

Invasive ‘rock snot’ turned out to be a native – so why is it suddenly a problem? An invasive freshwater algae with blooms so nasty they are called “rock snot” has provided an unusual surprise in the struggle against imported species: Scientific sleuthing found that it’s not invasive after all, but has actually been lurking unnoticed in New England longer than humans have been here. – CONCORD MONITOR

Vivitrol: a promising tool for treating opioid addiction  The medication is a once-a-month injection that was approved as a treatment for opioid and alcohol users in 2010. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

A strong message to buy American  Defense Department budget includes a possible boost for New England footwear companies. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Never sell yourself short  When it comes to your sales potential, you are worth exactly what you believe you are, not a penny more and not a penny less. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

In run for governor, Connolly stresses need for structural changes in state government Mark Connolly is running for Governor. Today, he runs his own small investment company. But his resume runs the spectrum from financial executive to deputy secretary of state. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

New Hampshire representative gets personal and political about sexual assault  U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster is one of several lawmakers that have spoken out against sexual violence in the past few weeks. Kuster has publicly shared her stories of sexual assault, the first of which took place at a Dartmouth College fraternity party nearly 40 years ago. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Democratic-leaning pollster finds NH voters disagree with Ayotte’s opposition to SCOTUS hearings, vote  A new Granite State survey by a Democratic-leaning pollster shows continued voter disagreement with Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s opposition to Senate confirmation hearings and a vote on President Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee. – WMUR-TV

What exactly is Scott Brown’s role in this presidential campaign? The former senator is one of Donald Trump’s most prominent supporters, but it’s unclear what Brown is trying to achieve in the race. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Donald Trump headed to Maine  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is headed to Maine this week. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Mass. bank plans to enter Philadelphia market, proposes $112m acquisition  Berkshire Hills Bancorp of Pittsfield, Mass., has agreed to acquire privately held First Choice Bank of Lawrenceville, N.J., — a $1.1 billion bank with six branches in Central Jersey and two more in southeastern Pennsylvania — for $111.7 million. – BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

Discount airline to land at Newark with opening up of slots Allegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark's dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out. – BOSTON HERALD

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