New Hampshire Business Review - October 21 2011

Future construction shows some life

The total dollar amount of future construction contracts in New Hampshire picked up somewhat in September, putting a stop to a troubling downward trend.According to industry information service McGraw Hill Construction, which collects the data, future construction contracts totaled $98.6…

N.H. Women's Caucus set at Colby-Sawyer

Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of The New York Times best-selling book, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," will deliver the keynote address at the first New Hampshire Women's Caucus.The "What Women Want Now"…

Hampshire First, NHTB report good 3Qs

Hampshire First Bank, based in Manchester, and New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares Inc., holding company of Newport-based Lake Sunapee Bank, each had good quarterly earnings news to report last week.Hampshire First reported net income of $584,000, or 21 cents a share,…

House panel waters down naturopath mandate

The New Hampshire House Commerce Committee Tuesday backed away from requiring health insurers to cover patients using naturopath doctors as primary care physicians in the small group market.Instead, the requirement will be limited to the individual market, where people already…

N.H. exports continue 2011 swoon

Following a remarkably strong recovery in 2010, the growth of global trade has slowed down, according to the latest available monthly statistics on trade flows from around the globe.The growth in the volume of worldwide merchandise exports, measured by the…