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Shoppers are seen outside the L.L. Bean main store in Freeport in this December 2013 file photo.

L.L. Bean continues retail expansion, opening Kansas store

PORTLAND | L.L. Bean plans to open a store outside of Kansas City, Kansas, later this year, marking the retailer’s 26th bricks-and-mortar store outside …
The Nova Star returns to Portland in this September 2014 photo. Officials have announced the ship will operate during the winter after its 2015 sailing season between Maine and Nova Scotia. Starting Nov. 1, it will run three times daily between England and France.

Nova Star ferry lands winter route crossing the English Channel

The company operating a luxury ferry between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, said it has landed winter work for its ship, the Nova Star. …
University of Maine senior animal science major Matthew Hodgkin shows off his device he developed to measure the squeezing force of lobsters' claws at Hitchner Hall's pilot plant at the University of Maine on March 31.

Rising Chinese lobster demand leads to record prices for Maine dealers

CHICAGO — Every Sunday for the past seven months, about 60,000 live North American lobsters packed in wet newspapers and Styrofoam coolers make the 18-hour …

Rockland receives grant to help streamline small business application process

What does Rockland — population about 7,200 — have in common with such global destinations as Boston, Washington, D.C., Salt Lake City …

Maine energy, entrepreneur groups score $50,000 in federal awards

PORTLAND | A center that runs trainings for entrepreneurs and a clean energy industry group each will receive $50,000 awards from the U.S. Small …
Steve Case on stage during a recent Pittsburgh fireside chat.

AOL co-founder picks Portland for startup tour, $100,000 contest

AOL co-founder Steve Case plans to take his startup business tour to Portland this fall, where his investment firm Revolution plans to …
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$40 million project to bring hospital tourism to Auburn

The old mill building on Minot Avenue in Auburn soon will become …

Verizon’s workers say no strike for now, union talks continue

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Saddleback extends deadline for decision on upcoming ski season

DALLAS PLANTATION | The general manager for the Saddleback ski area said Friday the …

Wind project near Bridgewater to grow industry employment

A large proposed wind farm near Bridgewater could lead to a host …
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