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Laura Mitchell Achieves Accreditation in Specialized Workplace Learning Solution

By Jeff Solari on April 19, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.

Wall Street falls as Goldman, J&J weigh

By Chuck Mikolajczak, Reuters on April 19, 2017, at 6:50 a.m.
U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday, weighed down by a drop in Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson in the wake of their quarterly results, while geopolitical tensions continued to fuel investor caution.

Verizon’s CEO is open to deal talks, from Comcast to Disney

By Scott Moritz, Bloomberg on April 19, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
Verizon Communications is considering merger possibilities to reset the course of the company given the fast-changing structure of the industry, and would be open to talks with Comcast, Walt Disney or CBS, CEO Lowell McAdam said.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

Introducing Opportunity Knocks to the BDN blog network

on April 18, 2017, at 12:59 p.m.
Introducing Opportunity Knocks to the BDN blog network
Pamela Laskey's Maine Foodie Tours was named the U.S. Small Business Administration's Woman Owned Small Business of the Year for Maine.

Maine Foodie Tours founder named top woman-owned business in state

By Kathleen Pierce on April 18, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
“I thought I will tell the story of these entrepreneurs, let them thrive and help them grow their business.”
THE DAY JOB

What keeps you up at night?

on April 18, 2017, at 8 a.m.
An Italian grocer shows off his Parmesan cheese inside a shop in central Rome, May 20, 2003.

This bank will take cheese as collateral

By Gene Marks, The Washington Post on April 18, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
If you’re finding yourself a little short on assets maybe you can make up the difference with a little cheese.

Wall Street rallies in low volume led by banks, tech

By Rodrigo Campos, Reuters on April 18, 2017, at 6:07 a.m.
U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday after the S&P 500 closed the previous session at a two-month low, in a broad rally led by recently beaten-down bank and technology shares.

The long, rough ride ahead for ‘Made in America’

By Nick Carey, Reuters on April 18, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
Mini motorcycle and go-kart maker Monster Moto made a big bet on U.S. manufacturing by moving assembly to this Louisiana town in 2016 from China.
A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport.

United is worth more now than it was before the infamous video

By Thomas Heath, Washington Post on April 17, 2017, at 7:37 p.m.
United Continental’s financial health showed strength on Monday even as the giant airline’s brand suffered from a week-long battering.
BANGOR, Maine -- 04/14/17 -- Pedestrians move quickly to avoid traffic on Hammond Street. The Hammond-Main street intersection will be torn up for most of the summer, causing traffic jams, as city-paid crews replace utilities. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Bangor traffic beginning to pile up as construction season starts

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 17, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue, LLC mill as seen on Monday, July 7, 2008. Keith Van Scotter owner of LPT is unhappy that Canadian paper mills are receiving loans from the Canadian government to make them more competitive in terms of reducing their energy costs. Van Scotter wants federal and state officials to take note before its too late for the Maine mill.(Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Lincoln Paper CEO might help with site cleanup

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 17, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
The Uber app could soon prompt users to tip their drivers.

You may have to start tipping your Uber driver

By Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg on April 17, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
New York City’s taxi and black car regulator plans to require Uber Technologies to add a tipping feature to its app by July.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue, LLC mill in a 2008 file photo.

Lincoln mill CEO would lead early cleanup efforts under EPA’s proposed deal

By Darren Fishell on April 17, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
The CEO of the shuttered Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill would oversee some of the initial environmental cleanup at the site under a proposed deal.
START UP BANGOR

New Entrepreneurs Compete for Prize Money

on April 17, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
Dan Burpee

Dan Burpee Wins Business Person of the Year

By Kathleen Coogan on April 17, 2017, at 1:14 p.m.
Joseph Redman (right) inspects the work of his full-time tailor Paul Loven in the basement of Joseph's.

For 43 years this merchant has been turning Portland’s men into stylish gents

By Kathleen Pierce on April 17, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
Portland native Joseph Redman has been selling upscale men’s duds for 43 years out of his trendy Fore Street storefront that is as much a Portland landmark as Harbor Fish Market.

Henry Hillman, who helped fund KKR, Kleiner Perkins, dies at 98

By Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg News on April 16, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Henry Hillman, a billionaire who diversified his family’s Pittsburgh-based coal and coke fortune and provided startup funding for private-equity firm KKR & Co. and Silicon Valley venture-capital company Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has died. He was 98.
INNSIGHTS

I Feel United Airline’s Pain

on April 14, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
In the hospitality business, overbooking is par for the course. As a business owner, I have a procedure in place and am prepared to have a smile and a drink ticket for my overbooked guest.

The County Federal Credit Union supports local efforts to raise funds for the Summer Gap Feeding Program

By michael bosse on April 14, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.
 

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