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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) 2017 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

By Shelly on Dec. 01, 2016, at 3:57 p.m.

Rick Gatewood Honored as Community Volunteer of the Year at Awards Dinner

By Meg Klingelhofer on Dec. 01, 2016, at 12:12 p.m.
Daily operations continue around the clock in a legal marijuana growing facility in Monterey County on Oct. 6, 2016 near Salinas, California.

Investors bet legal marijuana will boost warehouse rents

By Polly Mosendz and Patrick Clark, Bloomberg on Nov. 30, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
The short history of legalized marijuana in the U.S. is rife with tales of tight supply and above-market leases.

Electricity prices to drop in Greater Bangor, rise in southern Maine

By Darren Fishell on Nov. 30, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
Most power customers in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro district will see the unit price of electricity drop next year, while Central Maine Power customers will pay more.

16,000 Maine workers miss out on overtime pay hike

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 30, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
About 16,000 Mainers who expected pay hikes this week will miss out on the extra wages.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host December Business Breakfast on Marketing Advice on December 8

By MacKenzie Riley on Nov. 30, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.

CES, Inc. wins ACEC of Maine Engineering Excellence Award for Schoodic Woods Project

By Jessamine Pottle on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
A shopper shops during Black Friday sales at a Best Buy store in Los Angeles on Nov. 25.

Bargain hunters challenge retailers looking for Black Friday bounce

By Nick Turner and Jing Cao, Bloomberg on Nov. 28, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Thrifty U.S. consumers carefully picked over Black Friday discounts during the four-day weekend, leaving retailers with less money in their registers and a lukewarm kickoff to the holiday season.
Maine  is one of 10 states that allow businesses to charge more for credit card purchases only if they describe the difference as a cash discount and not a credit card surcharge.

Businesses take fight over credit card fees to Supreme Court

By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline.org on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Maine is among a group of states that allow businesses to charge more for credit card purchases only if they describe the difference as a cash discount and not a credit card surcharge.

Kicks4Kash: Can You Kick It?

By Renae on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.

Jeremy Young joins Dead River Company as vice president of corporate development

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 10:42 a.m.
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Cory Ricker, head brewer, pours a beer at 2 Feet Brewing Co. in Bangor on Nov. 18.

Eclecticism is in the brew at 2 Feet Brewing, new downtown Bangor tasting room

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 28, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
“A lot of people love IPAs. But we don’t do IPAs.”
Solar panels sit on the roof of SunPower Corporation in Richmond, California March 18, 2010.

Solar, wind industries hope years courting Republicans pays off under Trump

By Nichola Groom, Reuters on Nov. 28, 2016, at 7:22 a.m.
U.S. wind and solar companies for the first time gave more money to Republicans during the 2016 election cycle part of an effort to expand their appeal beyond liberal environmentalists.

Avoid paying interest while shopping for holidays

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on Nov. 28, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Consumer revolving debt — mainly credit card balances — grew by $4.2 billion in September.
John Cancelarich, 86, shared his story about efforts to start a sugar beet processing plant in Aroostook in the 1960s during a recent presentation at the Easton High School library.

Remembering the sugar beet fiasco in Aroostook County and its aftermath

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 27, 2016, at 7:11 a.m.
This time 50 years ago, the Maine Sugar Industries plant in Easton was getting ready to start churning out its first batches of sugar made from beets grown in Aroostook County. What followed is now known as an epic failure of big business and government.
A graduate with their debt amount on their hat makes her way to the stage to receive her diploma during the 150th anniversary year graduation at the University of Maine in Orono, May 9, 2015.

College’s hidden costs: What the admissions office doesn’t tell you

By Bruce Horovitz, Washington Post on Nov. 26, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Whatever you think you know about college costs, you’re wrong. It’s going to cost more. Lots more.

Wells Fargo wants claims over fake accounts decided out of court

By Chris Dolmetsch and Laura J. Keller, Bloomberg on Nov. 26, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
Wells Fargo & Co. is trying to keep dozens of customers suing over bogus accounts opened by its employees out of court, saying they agreed to resolve any disputes in arbitration when they began doing business with the bank.

Granola lovers beware: Oat costs jump as Canada output drops

By Jen Skerritt and Megan Durisin, Bloomberg on Nov. 25, 2016, at 5:06 p.m.
Granola and oatmeal lovers in the U.S. may need to prepare for some sticker shock.
Lumber on pallets for framing new house construction are unloaded at a large subdivision in Damascus, Maryland, U.S. on September 15, 2015.

U.S. industry seeks duties on Canadian lumber, reignites dispute

By Reuters on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
U.S. producers complain Canadian lumber is subsidized.
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Can Black Friday go green?

By Matthew Klingle, The Conversation on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
Outdoor retailers and the paradoxes of eco-friendly shopping
 

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