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US companies no longer know rules of game under Trump, Hasbro director says

By Axel Bugge, Reuters on May 29, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
Confusion surrounding the trade policies of President Donald Trump’s administration means U.S. companies no longer know the rules of the game, a board member and former CEO of toymaker Hasbro told an international conference.
Vivint Solar technicians install solar panels on the roof of a house in Mission Viejo, California, Oct. 25, 2013.

US considers emergency tariffs on solar imports

By Tom Miles, Reuters on May 29, 2017, at 11:38 a.m.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will recommend by Sept. 22 whether to go ahead with the tariffs.

THE BAM is the Latest Ingredient in Jeff Solari’s Sports Chowdah

By Jeff Solari on May 28, 2017, at 10:25 a.m.
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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, which has served as a beacon for ships off the rocky coast of Maine for more than 200 years, is one of the key features of Quoddy Head State Park.

All of Maine’s lighthouses — even the dinky ones — in one map

on May 28, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
There’s plenty of lighthouses that, this summer, might take just a little more effort than they’re worth to visit. So, while dreaming of summer over a sometimes dreary Memorial Day weekend, consider this virtual lighthouse tour.

OOB waters reopened to clam digging after red tide ban

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on May 27, 2017, at 11:32 a.m.
The waters, shorelines and flats in the Old Orchard Beach area have again been declared safe for harvesting by marine officials.
Alec Bollinger (left) and Nicole Twohig, both with Quahog Bay Conservancy, clean American oysters after pulling them up from a limited purpose aquaculture (LPA) site off Snow Island last week.  A number of oyster farms have started up in Casco Bay in recent years. Adult oysters, which are beneficial to the ecosystem, filter about 50 gallons of water per day, removing nitrogen and excess nutrients that wash into the bay with pollutants. Since the establishment of the Quahog Bay Conservancy in 2014, about 70,000 Snow Island oysters have been sold across the country.

With clams under siege, Maine’s Casco Bay is seeing an oyster boom

By Beth Brogan on May 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Oysters offer a number of advantages — in particular their ability to replenish the ecosystem instead of depleting it.

The surprising role where women consistently earn more than men

By Jena McGregor, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
But in one occupation — one at the very tiptop of Corporate America — the median woman has consistently earned more than the median man. It’s the corner office of the country’s largest public companies: chief executives of S&P 500 corporations.

Madawaska Awarded First Ever Broadband Expansion Grant in the St. John Valley

By Town of Madawaska on May 26, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
A Tesla store is shown at a shopping mall in San Diego, California, April 28, 2017.

Why you can’t buy a car online — for now

By Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune on May 26, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Though some consumers clamor for an entirely online experience, the traditional trek to a dealership is still the easiest route.
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There’s a 50 percent chance you’ll be grilling this weekend

on May 26, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
About half of Americans plan to gather around a grill sometime over the three-day weekend, according to the Portland-based Digital Research Group.

S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs after upbeat retail results

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Reuters on May 26, 2017, at 6:04 a.m.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record closing highs on Thursday, with the market propped up by gains in the consumer discretionary sector after strong reports from Best Buy and other retailers.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Alumni Exercises following the 366th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University.

Mark Zuckerberg: Automation will take jobs, and it’s up to millennials to create more

By Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 6:13 p.m.
Noting that society will likely see “tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks” in the coming years, Zuckerberg called for young people to work on large public works projects to make new jobs.

University Credit Union Celebrates 50 Years of Serving Members

By Stephanie Beck on May 25, 2017, at 4:51 p.m.
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Small Business Growing Pains

on May 25, 2017, at 4:46 p.m.

Your wallet just got smarter!

on May 25, 2017, at 4:05 p.m.

Blood Drive

By Jen Roper on May 25, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.
Benny Carrasco, a licensed medical marijuana caregiver and owner of Central Maine Flower, will move his plants from Bangor with an eye toward growing more plants for the recreational marijuana market once those rules are established.

Bangor company buys 8.2 acres to grow recreational marijuana in Greene

By Kathryn Skelton on May 25, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Central Maine Flower has bought the shuttered Town & Country Foods with long-term plans to grow recreational marijuana in the former 13,340-square-foot former meat operation.

Maine State Credit Union to provide over 145,000 meals to local people in need

By Jen Roper on May 25, 2017, at 2:41 p.m.
Stacey Fitts manages the Bingham Wind Plantation and other assets held by Novatus, a J.P. Morgan affiliate.

Billions in investment needed to jumpstart Maine wind farm development

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on May 25, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
Industry players in Maine plan to bid, and they are looking to cut costs by integrating clusters of wind and transmission projects and, they hope, become competitive again for southern New England’s renewable energy customers.

Staffing News at St.Germain Collins | Sentry EHS

By maura ryan on May 25, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
 

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