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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.”

Facebook to keep wraps on political ads data despite researchers’ demands

Facebook said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despite arguments from political scientists who want the data for research.
The owner of J's Oyster Bar in Portland has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion and pay the state government more than $1 million in back taxes.

Owner of landmark Portland eatery to plead guilty to tax evasion, faces jail time and $1M in back taxes

“The truth is I do owe the sales tax. I have no problem with that,” Cynthia Brown said. “But … I have in good faith been paying all this money back.”

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.

Sale of Bangor Gas parent to Cayman Island fund gets Maine OK

Maine regulators Tuesday approved the sale of Bangor Gas parent company Gas Natural Inc. to a Cayman Island investment fund recently purchased by the New York investment firm Blackrock Inc.

Freeport retailer Sashay’s files for bankruptcy

The downtown Freeport women’s clothing boutique Sashay’s has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, seeking to liquidate all of its assets.

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