Latest Links: Self-Insured See Dramatic Cost Increases, Wolfeboro Takes Company To Court Over Failed Wastewater Project

New Hampshire’s Business And Economic News In Brief

State insurance report shows increases, some profits “CONCORD – Health insurance costs have been increasing for everyone – roughly 14 percent overall – but those who are self-insured took by far the biggest hit, according to a rate report issued recently by the state Insurance Commission.” (

Wolfeboro sues engineering firm over wastewater project “Wright-Pierce, a regional engineering firm, negligently steered the town of Wolfeboro into using a wastewater disposal area that failed, costing the town more than $7 million, according to lawsuit filed last week by the town in U.S. District Court in Concord.” (

N.H. Senate considers hemp farming “CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill to protect industrial hemp from being tagged as an illicit drug is getting a hearing this week by the New Hampshire Senate.” (

Concord Best Buy stays off closure list “Concord’s Best Buy will be spared as the electronics retailer closes 50 of its big-box stores. In late March, Best Buy announced it would close 50 of its roughly 1,100 stores in the United States. The news came as the Minnesota-based chain reported a net loss of $1.7 billion in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2012; less than two weeks later, Chief Executive Officer Brian Dunn resigned amid an investigation into his personal conduct.” (


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