New Hampshire's Business News for May 31

A look at today's top business headlines, including: How new overtime rules affect NH employers, Elliot-Dartmouth merger could face antitrust challenge, banner Memorial Day weekend for Lakes Region businesses, how schools are becoming the new safety nets for New Hampshire's neediest students, what do rooftop solar panels do to the price of a home when you sell it?

How new overtime rules affect NH employers  Companies must comply with new regulation on Dec. 1. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Elliott, Dartmouth-Hitchcock merger could face antitrust challenge  The recently announced decision by Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon and Elliot Health Systems in Manchester to pursue an alliance is just the latest move in a wave of consolidation that's altering the health-care landscape in the Granite State. – NH UNION LEADER

New book looks at repairing a broken health system  Dartmouth-Hitchcock authors unravel the problem of modern health care delivery. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

A banner weekend for Lakes Region businesses  Businesses around New Hampshire's lakes say they had a banner weekend, due to what some business owners called an “improving” economy, lower gas prices and some spectacular weather. – NH UNION LEADER

How schools are becoming the new safety nets for New Hampshire's neediest students  The effects of poverty and instability at home are increasingly spilling over into the school day. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Last chance for remaining NH bills to pass this year  This week lawmakers will have their final say on dozens of bills still left over from this year's legislative session. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

What do rooftop solar panels do to the price of a home when you sell it? The spread of rooftop solar panels raises complications about buying and selling homes, the biggest financial decision any of us will ever make. – CONCORD MONITOR

Construction to begin today on Mascoma-Based health clinic  Construction will begin today on a community health clinic in Canaan intended to service the Mascoma Valley. – VALLEY NEWS

Gas Prices creeping up in northern New England  GasBuddy surveys show the average retail price in New Hampshire is $2.28 per gallon, up nearly 3 cents in the last week. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

The 2016 college graduate What’s going on in the mind of the latest crop of degree holders? – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Manchester's Liberty House could seek federal grants Again, under Senate amendment  The U.S. Senate is backing an amendment to allow a sober living home for veterans in Manchester to again seek federal funds. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Keene mulls family-friendly fall festival idea  The Monadnock Fall Festival: A Celebration of Community and Culture would celebrate and feature what makes the region unique, from music and art, to agriculture and small businesses, according to a memorandum from Mayor Kendall W. Lane to the Keene City Council. – NH UNION LEADER

Welcome center named for Burton  A welcome center on Interstate 93 in Littleton is being named for the late Executive Councilor Raymond Burton. – CONCORD MONITOR

Law banning lead sinkers takes effect in NH  Starting Wednesday, lead sinkers and jigs that weigh less than an ounce can no longer be sold or used. The items have been linked to the deaths of water fowl, which get lead poisoning when they swallow the weights. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Shooting of 'COPS' TV show halted in Manchester  Manchester police officers no longer have the chance to become reality TV stars after police officials halted the shooting of "COPS" in the New Hampshire city. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Get ready for hot Senate races  Eight state senators have said they will not seek re-election. – NH UNION LEADER

Jim Lawrence jumps into race for 2nd Congressional District  The former three-term Republican state representative from Hudson also announced that he’s brought one of the most battle tested political operatives in the state, Mike Biundo, on board as the campaign’s general counsel. – NH1

Federal judge orders preliminary injunction against Jay Peak developer  Judge Darrin Gayles ruled for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which alleges that Quiros and his business partner, Bill Stenger, misappropriated $200 million out of $350 million in EB-5 immigrant investor funds. – VTDIGGER

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