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University of Maine students move into campus to start the 2014 school year.

In a better job market, Maine can’t fill openings in college help program

Low unemployment statewide appears to put a damper on the number of people looking for higher education help.
A Sears logo is seen inside a department store in Garden City, New York, U.S. on May 23, 2016.

Sears to close 20 more stores, totaling 260 closures this year

The beleaguered chain on Friday said it will shutter an additional 20 U.S. stores, amounting to more than 260 closures so far this year.
Colorful corals and anemones in west Jordan Basin are pictured in this photo taken in the summer of 2014 by coral researchers.

Regulators to allow lobstering in protected coral areas in Gulf of Maine

“In those parts of Down East Maine lobstering is literally everything to those communities.”
Trish Lizotte, a room attendant at The Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, poses for a photo March 23, 2015.

Maine hospitality head optimistic feds will allow more seasonal worker visas

The 2,000 foreign workers stuck in limbo since March might be able to work in Maine this summer after all.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. June 21, 2017.

How Americans think about the economy has changed since Trump won

Democrats and Republicans have never been further apart in their expectations for the economy than they are right now.
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC, as seen on Sept. 28, 2015.

Lincoln lays out vision for redeveloping former mill site

Town officials say a deal between the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue and federal environmental regulators would tie up all of the property with cleanup efforts for at least 20 years.
Loring Development Authority President and CEO Carl Flora discusses a recently approved letter of intent with an undisclosed aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul company to start up operations on the former Air Force base. As of June 21, 34 truckloads of equipment had already arrived and renovations were underway at several building at the Loring Commerce Centre to accommodate the large-scale project.

Former Loring base preparing for new aviation repair firm

Details are not being release because the company is still going through the regulatory process, but LDA President and CEO Carl Flora said the project has the “potential to be a fairly large operation with a lot of employees.”

Portland software firm sold to California investors in $125 million deal

A California investment firm has purchased Portland software company Certify in a $125 million deal.

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