Articles by Darren Fishell
By Darren Fishell on May 27, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
About 200,000 more travelers in the Northeast are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.
By Darren Fishell on May 26, 2016, at 5:06 p.m.
PORTLAND | Investors holding a majority stake in Canadian papermaker Catalyst Paper Corp. have agreed to a potential acquisition of the company by Kejriwal Group International, a move Catalyst said would mean new investment in its mills. The Mumbai-based Kejriwal agreed to acquire the British Columbia-based Catalyst at a …
By Darren Fishell on May 26, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
Wayfair’s aggressive play to acquire loyal customers in the United States and faster-growing markets abroad motivates the demand for hiring at two customer service centers the online furniture sales firm plans to open in Maine this summer.
By Darren Fishell on May 25, 2016, at 1 p.m.
PORTLAND | The town of Houlton has joined at least two southern Maine towns in promoting a contest to attract new or expanding businesses, with a $25,000 forgivable loan and up to $10,000 in other services. The town, the Southern Aroostook Development Corp. and Machias Savings Bank on Monday …
By Darren Fishell on May 25, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
The mill stopped production May 21, ending employment at the mill for 214 people and marking Maine’s fifth major paper mill closure in the past three years.
WIDGETS AND DIGITS
on May 24, 2016, at 7:32 a.m.
The numbers show more people who are looking for a job of some kind are able to find it.
By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
The bankrupt owner of the Jay mill, Verso Corp., posted $88 million in losses for the first quarter of the year, with operating losses nearly doubled from one year ago.
By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2016, at 12:11 p.m.
Maine home sales rose about 25 percent in April, compared with last year, as prices remained relatively even with one year ago.
By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
The price of regular gasoline jumped more than 4 cents in the past week, to $2.34 per gallon, as the prime summer tourism season nears.
By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2016, at 6:25 a.m.
Things are looking up from 2007. In a relatively slow economic recovery, a tightening Maine labor market in 2015 prompted the first perceptible leap in wages, various indicators are up and the price of gasoline to fuel summer travel remains way down, to boot.
By Darren Fishell on May 20, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
PORTLAND | Maine’s unemployment rate remained at 3.4 percent as the estimate of people looking for work and those with jobs ticked up for the month of April. The rate of 3.4 percent for April was down from 4.5 percent one year ago. The national unemployment rate was also …
By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
The city of Ellsworth has landed a state grant to support development of bioscience businesses in the region, as part of a series of grant awards that will also give money to support seafood industry initiatives.
By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The chairman of the board said the company decided that another industrial firm or infrastructure investor would be better suited to take on the project.
By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The latest figures project Bangor’s population dropped by about 250 in the past year.
By Darren Fishell on May 18, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
A new law raising the salary level at which workers can claim overtime would directly affect at least 16,000 people in Maine, drawing praise from labor groups and criticism from the state’s retail association and others.
By Darren Fishell on May 18, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
The state’s largest Obamacare insurer in the first quarter of the year drew down less than one-fifth of a reserve fund it set aside to pay out 2016 claims.
By Darren Fishell on May 18, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
Baileyville and Skowhegan paper mills will receive state grants for railroad improvements intended to make shipping and receiving from their facilities more efficient
By Darren Fishell on May 18, 2016, at 8:48 a.m.
Maine has cracked the top 20 in a ranking of states by adoption of clean energy and energy efficient technology.
By Darren Fishell on May 17, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
Real estate activity in Maine continues to inch toward levels last seen before the housing market collapsed and took the rest of the economy with it.
By Darren Fishell on May 16, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
The grant comes as pricing declined for softwood species used by shuttered mills, including Verso’s Bucksport mill, Great Northern Paper’s East Millinocket mill and the Madison mill, which closed this month.