Latest Links: NH Firm In Federal Lawsuit Over Alleged Hacking, Ayotte Stands By Medicare Voucher Proposal

New Hampshire’s Business And Economic News In Brief

Somersworth co. accused of hacking competitor’s computer to lure customers ”CONCORD — A Somersworth linens provider is accused in a federal lawsuit of hacking into a competitor’s electronic database, stealing customer information and using it to try and lure its rival’s customers. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire by Massachusetts-based General Linen Service Inc. against Somersworth’s General Linen Service Co.” (seacoastonline.com)

Intervale Firm Accused of Water Pollution In The North Country ”An Intervale firm is in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency over allegations of water pollution in the North Country… CSG Holdings – also known as Columbia Sand & Gravel – is accused of allowing polluted water to get into the Connecticut River.” (nhpr.org)

Concord: Ayotte defends Medicare stance ”U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte defended her support for a controversial budget proposal yesterday that would cut federal spending and replace guaranteed Medicare with vouchers, saying it’s the only way to save Medicare and other entitlements like Social Security.” (concordmonitor.com)

Eight firms involved in fourth N.H. bid for private prison ”NH Hunt Justice Groups, the mysterious fourth bidder in the running to build, if not run, a private prison to house prisoners in New Hampshire, is a team of at least eight companies, most with experience in the corrections industry and one with ties to New Hampshire.” (nhbr.com)

City presents proposed contract with public works employees ”PORTSMOUTH — The city has released details of a proposed contract with the public works employees union. The tentative agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local #1386 was released to the public on Friday, April 6. The six-year agreement is retroactive to when the union’s previous contract expired in 2008.” (seacoastonline.com)

Littleton co-op’s virtues drive member increase ”LITTLETON — The Littleton Consumer Cooperative Society added 650 new members in the past year, according to its administrators, bringing its membership to 3,571.” (unionleader.com)

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