New Hampshire's Business News for Aug. 11

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Another health insurance co-op sues feds; CMC in alliance with Mass General; Key tenants and other details announced for Bedford's new Market and Main project; 150 apartments proposed for Bedford Wayfarer site; Progress reported in ending veteran homelessness in NH New Hampshire, Macy's to close 100 more stores

Health insurance co-op sues federal government, says it’s owed $22.9 million  Community Health Options says a program to cover higher-than-expected costs under the Affordable Care Act hasn't helped offset losses incurred in 2015. – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

CMC allies with Mass. General to improve access to specialized care  Catholic Medical Center is joining forces with Massachusetts General to give CMC patients more access to certain specialized services for substance abuse, cardiac care, neuroscience and stroke care. – NH UNION LEADER

Key tenants and other details announced for Bedford's new Market and Main project  REI, Regal Cinemas, Residence Inn Marriott, Boston Interiors, Athleta and Shake Shack are a few of the popular businesses planning to lease space in the massive complex about to be built on South River Road. – NH UNION LEADER

150 apartments proposed for Bedford Wayfarer site  Town planners will review conceptual plans next week that could add 150 apartment units to the former Wayfarer property on South River Road. – NH UNION LEADER

Londonderry viewed as potential tech hub  A group of developers wants to create an agriculture- and technology-oriented science park in Londonderry, building the commercially fertile area near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport into a hub for high-tech and scientific innovation. – NH UNION LEADER

Progress reported in ending veteran homelessness in NH  New Hampshire has made significant progress in ending homelessness among U.S. veterans, according to the Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Sig Sauer sued for alleged patent infringement  Gun maker Sig Sauer is being sued in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire by a California company claiming Sig infringed on its rifle patent. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Report: New Hampshire’s closing costs 19th-lowest in nation survey pegs Granite State average at $2,059. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Nestle Toll House franchise, first in state, targets Derry  In what would be the first franchise of its kind in the Granite State, a new cafe that features Nestle’s Toll House cookies and other items could be coming to Derry. – NH UNIN LEADER

Will Pokemon Go change the way we think about land rights? Augmented reality raises some interesting real estate questions. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Chunky's Cinema & Pub in Manchester to feature more than 1,000 seats  Adult moviegoers can order a beer and a burger to watch their favorite Hollywood blockbuster on the big screen once Chunky’s Cinemas opens early next year. – NH UNION LEADER

Franklin Savings contributes $100k for Laconia theater restoration  Franklin Savings Bank Wednesday carried the capital campaign to finance the renovation and restoration of the Colonial Theatre a step nearer its goal of raising $2 million with a contribution of $100,000. – THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

Data shows racial disparities increase at each step of NH's criminal justice system  New analysis of state and county-wide data shows black and Hispanic people are arrested and incarcerated at higher rates in New Hampshire than whites are, and at more disproportionate rates than blacks and Hispanics nationwide. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Final marijuana dispensary opens in Merrimack  The state’s Department of Health and Human Services says New Hampshire’s fourth and final medical marijuana dispensary will open Thursday in Merrimack. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls debate  Three men seeking the Democratic nomination for New Hampshire governor drew distinctions Wednesday on marijuana policy, business taxes and gun control. – CLAREMONT EAGLE-TIMES

Medicaid expansion looms as key election issue  As the New Hampshire governor's race heats up, the candidates are traveling the state to outline their views on key issues as they stump for votes in the primary Sept. 13. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

The most important campaign this year might be the one you've heard nothing about  One-third of New Hampshire’s 24 senators are retiring this year, leaving 8 vacant seats. That’s a lot by recent standards, and it puts a big question mark over New Hampshire politics after Election Day. But those state Senate races haven’t exactly been in the spotlight in this busy election season. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Macy's to close 100 stores as big-box retailer shrinks further  Macy's will close approximately 100 stores next year as the department store continues to pare back its business in the face of changing shopping patterns and more online competition. – WASHINGTON POST

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