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Boston Fed chief: Uneven development hampering Maine’s economic growth

BANGOR, Maine — Economic growth in Greater Portland has been strong in recent years, but the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said …
The Maine State Ferry Terminal in November.

Feds award $1 million for Maine ferry service upgrades

ROCKLAND, Maine — The islands served by the Maine State Ferry Service will see improvements to their marine transportation system, thanks to a $1 million …
A sign along the Maine Turnpike tells motorists that Exit 75 leads to Lost Valley and Sugarloaf ski areas.

Bill to restrict signs on Maine highways goes to LePage after final Senate approval

AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that would relocate or remove dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and other attractions from Maine’s interstate highways …
Thompson's Point Development Co. partner Jed Troubh and Portland City Manager Mark Rees chat after the groundbreaking April 11 for infrastructure at the Forefront at Thompson's Point.

Portland developer adds beer to golden shovels for groundbreaking at site that will host circus arts school

PORTLAND, Maine — Chris Thompson brought more than golden shovels to the party. He also brought the beer. The shovels were for the ceremonial groundbreaking …
Fiddlehead co-owner Laura Albin (standing) in Sept. 2009.

Restaurants not technically allowed under downtown Bangor code; city looks to correct

BANGOR, Maine — This may come as a surprise to thousands of people who dine in Bangor every year, but restaurants technically aren’t permitted downtown. …
The Herbalife Ltd. corporate headquarters in Torrance, Calif., last January.

Herbalife hit with investor lawsuit over ‘pyramid’ claims

Herbalife Ltd was hit with a shareholder class action lawsuit Monday accusing the multilevel-marketing company of failing to disclose to investors that its operations were …
Greg Brooks

Maine securities watchdog probes Portland-based undersea treasure hunter

PORTLAND, Maine — An embattled Portland-based treasure hunter facing legal action from investors, a supplier and the British government is now under scrutiny from state …

US retail sales post biggest gain in 1½ years

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales recorded their largest gain in …

Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy; retailer plans to close

Women’s clothing retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. on Friday filed for …

US government says hackers trying to exploit ‘Heartbleed’ bug

BOSTON — The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses …

Belfast receives $1.9 million federal grant to upgrade Front Street

BELFAST, Maine — City officials were thrilled this week to …

US jobless claims tumble to near seven-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for …

South Portland Planning Board votes to extend tar sands moratorium

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The South Portland Planning Board on …
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