New Michaels arts and crafts store to open soon on Bangor’s Stillwater Avenue The store is set to open in March. by Emily Burnham January 18, 2021January 18, 2021 Federal court halts construction on last segment of CMP corridor by Lori Valigra January 15, 2021January 15, 2021 Controversial CMP corridor gets final major permit as construction starts by Lori Valigra January 15, 2021January 15, 2021 What Maine small businesses need to know to get a new federal loan by Lori Valigra January 15, 2021January 14, 2021 Yankee Candle to close at Bangor Mall by David Marino Jr. Dental spa and massage studio to open in redeveloped downtown Bangor building by Emily Burnham Delta will return to Bangor International Airport by David Marino Jr. More Maine banks will start accepting applications for federal pandemic loans by Lori Valigra Coronavirus’ impact on Maine’s economy Fewer Maine high schoolers are applying to college by Eesha Pendharkar January 14, 2021January 13, 2021 2nd stimulus checks may not boost Maine economy by Lori Valigra January 14, 2021January 14, 2021 Bangor airport traffic falls 70 percent in first 8 months of the pandemic by David Marino Jr. January 13, 2021January 13, 2021 Maine public advocate ‘disappointed’ utility regulators didn’t impose new moratorium on disconnect notices Tell us how you plan to use your stimulus check Mass closures have left Portland with more empty restaurant spaces NATIONAL BUSINESS 762,000 pounds of Hot Pockets recalled because they might have glass in them January 17, 2021January 17, 2021 US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll January 14, 2021January 14, 2021 TripAdvisor adds new tool to detect overcrowding in US cities January 13, 2021January 13, 2021 Twitter blocks 70,000 QAnon accounts after Capitol riot January 12, 2021January 12, 2021 Business grows skittish about Trump and GOP after riots January 12, 2021January 12, 2021 Twitter bans Trump from its platform, citing risk of incitement January 8, 2021January 8, 2021 New UMaine equipment will turn twigs and tree bark into jet fuel and heating oil With help from federal funding, two forest bioproducts processing plants at the University of Maine will upgrade their equipment to expand their research into finding renewable energy uses for wood byproducts. New Portland tech institute touts 3-year plan to attract 1,000 graduate students The Roux family is investing $100 million in the institute, which is a branch campus of Boston-based Northeastern University. Lewiston panel approves $200 million CMP converter station The station will help convert hydropower from Canada, which CMP’s New England Clean Energy Connect will bring into the regional grid. Bangor-based Cross Insurance buys Connecticut insurer in latest acquisition The acquisition of Daigle & Travers Insurance continues Cross’ pattern of steady regional growth. Construction set to begin on CMP’s controversial transmission corridor The clearing of a path for power lines is set to begin around Jan. 18. Many still-struggling Maine businesses expected to ask for 2nd federal relief loan Need has only increased for most businesses since the summer, when the Paycheck Protection Program expired. What Maine businesses need to know about the new round of federal loans This round of the loans, which are to be used for job retention and certain other business expenses, will run until March 31. Maine marijuana shops are seeing brisk business despite pandemic Maine saw nearly $2 million in sales in December, just from about $1 million in October. A Brewer company’s new technology will make stronger bridges in Maine and beyond The Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden is the first to use a technology developed by a Brewer business that makes the bridge resistant to corrosion and longer-lasting. Maine’s jobless claims jumped last week Mainers filed 3,900 new jobless claims, up from 2,700 the week before. US loses 140,000 jobs, the 1st monthly loss since spring At the same time, the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7 percent, the first time it hasn’t fallen since April. In Trump era’s end, an uneasy reckoning for corporate America Corporate America is parting with its CEO president — carefully. Maine construction industry fueled by pandemic-related home building, upgrades Maine was one of only 15 states to see the number of jobs in the sector rise between February and November. Capitol violence sparks a social media reckoning with Trump Wednesday’s violence was fueled by years of false statements, conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric from the president. Small businesses have new options for pandemic relief under new stimulus bill Small businesses hurt by the pandemic can access more loans and grant money in the $900 billion stimulus bill approved by President Donald Trump in late December. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.