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A person signs a petition in Bangor that is related to &quotAn Act to Allow Slot Mchines or a Casino in York County" on Oct. 19, 2016.

New ethics questions haunt Maine’s $4.2 million casino campaign

In an apparent violation of Maine law, a web of domestic and offshore companies linked to a controversial developer has funded a $4.2 million bid fronted by his sister since 2015 to get Maine voters to approve a York County casino.
Dingley Press in Lisbon says it's undergoing a $17 million expansion, with the majority of the money going toward a new high speed printing press.

Maine printer expanding despite losing L.L. Bean, its biggest customer

At a time when the paper industry is hurting, a Maine printing business is expanding.
Covanta Energy's West Enfield facility.

Regulators allow Stored Solar to return state aid deposit, take subsidy later

A state-subsidized biomass firm plans to repay the subsidy money it has received through a logging industry bailout effort until it can prove economic benefit to Maine.
A landline telephone.

FairPoint to phase out regulated landlines in 5 more Maine communities

Regulators on Tuesday gave FairPoint Communications permission to stop signing up new customers for regulated landline service in Scarborough, Gorham, Waterville, Kennebunk and Cape Elizabeth.
Teachers take a tour of the Moose River Lumber sawmill in Jackman, which is planning to expand in light of the recent tariffs on Canadian softwood.

Citing new tariff, Jackman lumber mill to add jobs, second shift

Pleasant River Lumber company is expanding its Jackman sawmill in anticipation of increased demand for American lumber amid the U.S. government’s plans to levy tariffs on Canadian softwood.
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin watches logs being cut while visiting a sawmill in Richmond just south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on December 14, 2005.

U.S. to impose up to 24 percent tariff on Canadian softwood lumber

A Chipotle Mexican Grill in Los Angeles.

Just as Chipotle recovers from food safety woes, company suffers data breach

Shares retreated when CFO Jack Hartung told analysts the chain was investigating “unauthorized activity” in its payment system.

Tyson Foods intends to buy owner of Portland Barber Foods plant

Tyson Foods will seek to buy the company which includes the former Barber Foods plant in Portland for $4.2 billion.

French election results catapult Wall Street higher; Nasdaq sets record

U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through Asian and European markets, after centrist candidate and market favorite Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election.

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