New Hampshire's Business News for July 28

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook has roots in NH, NH mom talks about gun control, could the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard flood, Portsmouth Regional Hospital to open an ER in Seabrook and will Stop & Shop merge with Hannaford


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From New Hampshire roots, national Clinton campaign manager rises to top Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook stood in the corner next to a breakfast tray as he was introduced to the New Hampshire delegation.  – CONCORD MONITOR

Ray Buckley talks to NH1 News about possibility of becoming next DNC chair Ray Buckley says he’s been inundated with calls, emails and texts the past 12 hours, from friends excited about the possibility of the longtime New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman becoming chair of the Democratic National Committee.  – NH1

Ruger Delivers On and Extends Its “2 Million Gun Challenge” to 2.5M  Sturm, Ruger & Co. has announced the extension of the challenge – which donates a $1 the NRA for every gun sold—through the end of October 2016, to ensure continued support up until the election. – THE AMERICAN RIFLEMAN

A NH mom's perspective on gun control in the 2016 election  Seven mothers took up the stage at the Democratic National Convention to speak out against gun violence in America. – N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

Bloomberg offers scathing indictment of Trump The billionaire political independent cast Trump, his fellow New Yorker, as a failed businessman and a risk to the country.  – THE HILL

Former pipeline opponents in Philadelphia fighting for clean energy, Sanders Several residents brought together by the fight against the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline have taken their push for a clean energy future to the Democratic National Convention.  – KEENE SENTINEL

Power lines from Franklin to Sunapee to be strengthened An electric transmission line that runs 25 miles from Franklin to Sunapee is getting a series of support braces, upgrades that Eversource says are part of a system of “hardening” lines to better withstand storms. – CONCORD MONITOR

State steps up water warnings as historic drought persists The Department of Environmental Services is expected to issue a warning on Thursday about the federally declared drought in the state's three most populous counties.  – N.H. UNION LEADER

Report: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard faces increased flood threat The Union of Concerned Scientists issued a new report on Wednesday that details the threat to coastal military installations, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, from rising sea levels in coming years. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Industries squabble over federal flood insurance bill A flood insurance bill making its way to the U.S. Senate has mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac concerned about accepting risk that could increase losses. – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

Share of cash sales continues to drop Cash sales for homes could soon drop to levels seen before the housing crisis, according to a report from CoreLogic. – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority executive director to step down Dick Dunfey will leave the helm of the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Friday, abruptly ending a 26-year career with the largest housing authority in northern New England. – N.H. UNION LEADER

Plenty of ideas surface for Millyard Parks with fountains. An amphitheatre for performances by local students. A gondola car to ferry people from the Merrimack River to Elm Street and downtown Manchester.  – N.H. UNION LEADER

Senior housing complex slated for Hampton Falls The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is providing $400,000 in loans for the construction of The Meadows at Grapevine Run, a 24-unit affordable one-bedroom senior housing complex that will be built in Hampton Falls.  – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

Portsmouth Regional Hospital opening an ER in Seabrook The town of Seabrook and Portsmouth Regional Hospital are collaborating to construct a new freestanding emergency room in Seabrook, expected to be open by summer 2017. – HAMPTON UNION

Relyco acquires check business  Relyco, a specialty paper company based in Dover, recently acquired the Piracle check supply business from AvidXchange.  – N.H. UNION LEADER

New cafe to offer breakfast, lunch options In a building once known for making authentic brick oven pizza, Randy Jacobs will be offering freshly homemade donuts, coffee, soups, breads, and pastries. – CLAREMONT EAGLE TIMES

Balsams delay: Expansion of ski slopes unlikely to begin this year The developers of the Balsams won’t begin expanding the ski slopes this summer as planned and it is unlikely work will start before next year because it’s taking longer than expected to work through regulatory issues. – INDEPTH NH

Stop & Shop and Hannaford can merge if they sell 81 stores  Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday a settlement that would allow the parent companies of Stop & Shop and Hannaford supermarkets to merge provided they sell off 81 of their stores to competitors nationwide. – BOSTON.COM

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