New Hampshire's Business News for May 17

A look at today's top business headlines, including: U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Exxon’s MTBE appeal, the economic impact of NH’s outdoor recreation industry, work underway on region's largest liquor store, Boston Fed CEO remains hopeful on economy, a new woman in the NH State House


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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Exxon MTBE appeal  ExxonMobil has run out of options, and will soon have to pay New Hampshire more than $236 million to settle charges of water contamination brought more than a decade ago. – NH UNION LEADER

Deerfield residents concerned about substation work linked to Northern Pass project  Many residents once again voiced opposition to the Northern Pass transmission line project Monday night. – NH UNION LEADER

Outdoor recreation industry impact on NH discussed  The outdoor recreation industry generates $4.2 billion in consumer spending in New Hampshire and brings in $293 million in state and local tax revenue, according to an industry trade group. The federal government plans to start studying such data so policymakers are better informed. – NH UNION LEADER

Approval to hire outside help in probe of drug makers could come this week  The state attorney general’s office is seeking approval from lawmakers and the Executive Council this week to hire outside help as it investigates the marketing practices of prescription drug companies. – CONCORD MONITOR

Boston Fed CEO remains hopeful on U.S. economy  The national and state economy are growing, but the trepidation expressed by Wall Street and some monetary policymakers is not unsubstantiated. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Q&A with regional wine broker Dianne Carter  Carter, owner of New England Uncorked, has made it her mission to fight the stigma about the region’s wines. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Work underway in Nashua on what will be region's largest liquor store  Renovations have begun in south Nashua to construct the largest liquor store in New England — right at New Hampshire’s border with Massachusetts. – NH UNION LEADER

New Hampton liquor store offers convenience to customers  NH Liquor Commission officials are excited for the opening of their newest brand new liquor and wine outlet, which is conveniently located just off of Interstate 93’s exit 23 on Route 104 — a heavily traveled road by residents and tourists alike. – LACONIA CITIZEN

Dartmouth College plans engineering school expansion  Dartmouth College has received a $25 million gift that it hopes will launch a significant expansion of its Thayer School of Engineering. – CONCORD MONITOR

Dartmouth releases tax return  Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon’s 2014 compensation package broke the million dollar barrier but his total of $1.1 million lagged behind Chief Investment Officer Pamela Peedin’s $1.2 million in the college’s pay hierarchy, according to a tax return made public by the college on Monday. – VALLEY NEWS

Popular Derry venue sees major changes  What was once Promises to Keep, a popular wedding venue and event hall, was bought by Rue and Sallie Nijhof in October. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Committee moves Manchester opiate plan forward  Members of an aldermanic committee agreed Monday to move ahead with discussions to establish a new Opiate Epidemic Management Plan for Manchester. – NH UNION LEADER

BIA of NH elects officers for coming year  Val Zanchuk, president and owner of Jaffrey-based Graphicast, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Business and Industry Association of NH. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

'Mr. Laconia,' Peter Karagianis Sr., remembered for saving the Belknap Mill, his clean water efforts  Peter S. Karagianis, a longtime local businessman and civic leader who is credited with leading drives to save the Belknap Mill from the wrecking ball and to clean up New Hampshire's lakes and rivers, died Saturday at the age of 99, just six weeks short of his 100th birthday. – THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

Forrester calls for tax reform and "cultural change" in Concord  Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeanie Forrester wants New Hampshire to step up efforts to recruit businesses to move here, and she wants to reward businesses that expand with tax relief. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

New woman in State House  Gov. Maggie Hassan helped unveil the portrait suffragist Marilla Marks Young Ricker at the State House Monday afternoon. – CONCORD MONITOR

Oil hits six-month highs on supply outages, Goldman forecast  Oil prices hit six-month highs on Monday on worries about global supply outages and as long-time bear Goldman Sachs sounded more positive on the market, although a stockpile build at the U.S. storage hub for crude futures limited gains.— REUTERS

Cybersecurity Forum to show how to identify, protect data NH High Tech Council, NH Business Review partner for May 24 event. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

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