New Hampshire's Business News for August 3

A look at today's top business headlines, including: NH still waiting for Powerball winner to claim prize, NH hospitals sue Martin's Point Healthcare, Trump rips on Kelly Ayotte, union backs Van Ostern for governor, Sap House Meadery expands in Center Ossipee and Hindsale Post Offices turns 200

Surprisingly often, people don’t pick up their lottery winnings While you wait to hear who bought the ticket at a Raymond grocery store that won nearly half a billion dollars from Powerball, it might be worth digging through your old Powerball tickets. That’s because somebody who bought a $50,000 winner in Concord nine months ago still hasn’t claimed the money.  – CONCORD MONITOR

If Powerball winner not from New Hampshire, consider move As New Hampshire awaits word on who won a $487 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials offer this advice if the ticket holder was just visiting the state: move here before claiming the prize for tax reasons. – WMUR-TV

New rates for health insurance vary widely The final rates for 2017 are still not approved, but the data released late Monday night on predicts relatively small increases for the state's two largest insurers. – N.H. UNION LEADER

Portsmouth, Parkland hospitals sue Martin's Point Healthcare   Parkland Medical Center and Portsmouth Regional Hospital have filed a federal lawsuit against Martin's Point Healthcare, alleging Martin's Point breached a contract by failing to pay the hospitals more than $652,000 for emergency room service provided to military members. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Two companies file for bankruptcy in July There is good news on the bankruptcy front in July, except for those that declared it. Personal bankruptcies were down to near record lows, particularly those with business related debt.   – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW   

Donald Trump turns his famous ire on Kelly Ayotte After Sen. Kelly Ayotte ripped Donald Trump for criticizing the Muslim-American father of a U.S. Army Captain who died in the Iraq war, the Republican presidential nominee said that the “weak” senator 'has given me zero support' – WMUR-TV

A top Trump veterans adviser says Khizr Khan has 'disgraced' his son State Rep. Al Baldasaro, a top New Hampshire adviser to Donald Trump on veterans issues, says that Khizr Khan has “disgraced” his son and “used him as a political pawn.” – NH1

State's largest public employee union backs Van Ostern for governor New Hampshire’s largest public employee labor union is throwing its weight behind Democrat Colin Van Ostern in his bid for governor. It’s the latest in a spate of union endorsements in the race. – N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

At Omni, training for skilled manufacturing is the focus of Hassan visit With New Hampshire’s unemployment rate at historic lows, businesses are struggling to fill positions — particularly in skilled manufacturing roles that require specific training. – N.H. UNION LEADER

NHBR Featured Event: Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? Learn about the risks and rewards of starting up your own business.  Sponsored by the Center for Women & Enterprise.  Free.  Tomorrow morning in Nashua.

Proposal would require defibrillators in all Derry buildings with 50 or more people Under a proposal by the Derry Fire Department, all establishments in town with 50 or more people assembled would be required to have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on hand. – N.H. UNION LEADER

NH firefighters extinguish fire at St. Gobain plastics plant in Merrimack Merrimack firefighters responded to reports of a fire at St. Gobain Performance Plastics Tuesday afternoon. – NH1

Fire ’N Stone catches fire  A Route 3 business's showroom was seriously damaged by fire late Tuesday morning after a tractor trailer appeared to hit an electrical wire that sparked an attic fire. – LACONIA DAILY SUN

Second wrongful death suit filed in fatal logging accident– A wrongful death suit has been filed against a Moultonborough man who was hired as the general contractor to oversee the cutting of timber in Benton – LACONIA CITIZEN

Work Out World gets green light to open downtown Work Out World Laconia got approval from the Planning Board last night to open a fitness center in the space beneath the downtown parking garage.  – LACONIA DAILY SUN

Sap House Meadery expands, invigorates commerce in Center Ossipee  Sap House Meadery is bringing commerce and attracting customers to a once-sleepy side street in Center Ossipee. – CARROLL COUNTY INDEPENDENT

New Pembroke liquor store to open next month A new 12,000-square-foot outlet is set to open next month will stock more than 2,400 varieties of wines and spirits and hopes to sell $3.5 million worth of products each year.  — CONCORD MONITOR

Dartmouth neighbors fight facility Neighbors of a proposed 70,000-square-foot $17.5 million indoor athletic practice facility are fighting Dartmouth College’s plans through their lawyer, who last week filed a request with the Hanover Planning Board to find the school’s application for the project incomplete. – VALLEY NEWS

Hinsdale Post Office, oldest in nation, celebrates 200 years On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Hinsdale Post Office, the oldest continuously operating post office in the United States, will be celebrating its 200th birthday, and the public is invited to the party.  – BRATTLEBORO REFORMER

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