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Gov. Paul LePage makes a pitch to shrink the power of Maine's labor unions while offering details about his &quotOpen for Business zones" proposal at a press conference in Brunswick on March 10, 2014.

Business Insider sinks Maine’s economic rating to next-to-last in US

PORTLAND | Did you feel something Wednesday? Like the condition of Maine’s economy worsening? Well, the business news website and aggregator Business Insider did, …
Elvers squirm in a bucket outside the Delaware Valley Fish Company in Portland as they are delivered by truck from Waldoboro in this 2014 BDN file photo. The company buys the immature eels from fisherman and packs them for transport overseas. The 2014 value of Maine's elver fishery fell 74 percent from its 2013 value.

Elver fishery value plunges 74%

ELLSWORTH | After two years of runaway catches and explosive value, Maine’s elver fishery fell substantially back toward Earth in 2014, according to state …
Sharon Kopman representing Hackman Capital speaks during the auctioning of the Great Northern Paper mill in Bangor in this 2014 BDN file photo. The Los Angeles-based Hackman Capital bid the highest with $5.4 million. The investor is currently seeking &quotother users" for the shuttered East Millinocket mill.

Investor seeks ‘other users’ for shuttered East Millinocket mill

The California investor who bought the local paper mill for $5.4 million at auction in December has “moved on” from marketing …
Ramon Perez, 36, walks two miles to his job at Sam's Club in Augusta on Aug. 14, 2013. He makes about $11 per hour, more than the state minimum wage of $7.50, but less than the $17.15 calculated by the Maine Department of Labor in 2010 as a livable wage for a family of four.

Minimum wage hike vs. ‘right-to-work’: Expect another stalemate in Maine Legislature

AUGUSTA | Increasing the wage for the state’s lowest-paid workers is on the agenda for Democrats in the Legislature, and Republicans are likely to …

Anti-wind development group withdraws appeal of Bingham project

PORTLAND | The group Friends of Maine Mountains has withdrawn its challenge to a permit for a 56-turbine SunEdison wind power project, clearing the …
The owners of Katahdin Cookie Works and Back Country Bake Shop in Greenville are seeking a grant to buy new equipment and a delivery vehicle.

Greenville bakery, resort and new tavern seek business grants

Two existing businesses in Greenville are looking to improve their facilities and another one will be starting from scratch next year. All …
Burger Boy, a popular Caribou eatery since the late-1960s, has undergone a makeover this winter as seen in this recent photo.

Caribou Burger Boy restaurant gets facelift, may stay open year-round

Renovations to the Burger Boy restaurant in Caribou are complete and the landmark eatery is now open for the season. Owner Spenser …

Lewiston firm to invest $6 million in equipment upgrades

The Italian company Modula plans to invest $6 million at its System Logistics manufacturing plant …

Secretary of state’s office says to beware the Maine Council for Corporations

PORTLAND | The Maine Secretary of State’s Office has issued a warning to businesses …

Portland eyes requirement that new projects include affordable housing

A proposed requirement that affordable housing be included in new developments is …

Police say ‘sexual activity’ took place in Auburn massage parlor

Auburn officials voted to shut down a massage parlor Monday night, after …

Many Maine electricity customers to get lower bills as power price declines take effect

PORTLAND | Beginning this month, most residential electricity customers in Maine will receive lower …

Shaw’s fights Teamsters’ effort to unionize Maine pharmacists

PORTLAND | Shaw’s Supermarkets is fighting an effort by the Teamsters union to organize …
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