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This Brewer factory makes expensive, high-demand leatherware

Adam Sutton is inspired by the fact “that people are willing to help you, that they’re willing to give it what I believe is their best shot. I really believe that my business would be nothing without them.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6 is the largest union at BIW.

Auditors investigating claims that Bath Iron Works union funds are missing

Auditors from the Grand Lodge of the international machinists’ union are investigating allegations of missing funds at Local S6 of the machinists’ union at BIW.
Blueberries wait to be raked, Aug. 12, 2016.

Maine growers struggle with surplus blueberries, plummeting prices

Finding a package of blueberries these days is as easy as pie. They’re plentiful in the fresh and frozen sections of the supermarket. But while the supply is high, the market price has taken a dive, and that has growers feeling blue.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

Pepper farmer eyes building biomass-fueled greenhouse in Maine

The development is part of Stored Solar’s broader plan for “biomass energy parks” that would bring in customers for other biomass byproducts.
The Pettegrow family, which owns the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, is selling its wholesale lobster distribution business, Seal Point Lobster Co. in Lamoine, to the Maine Lobstering Union. The sale, which media reports say is for $4 million, will provide the fishermen-only union with a greater stake in the industry's distribution chain.

Maine lobstermen figured out how to make more money off their catches

A lobstermen-only fishing organization has purchased a local lobster wholesale business, Seal Point Lobster Co.

Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.

Amazon will start charging sales tax for Maine shoppers, state officials say

The change will add 5.5 percent to the price of items sold through Amazon, and the decision follows similar moves in other states.

Lawmakers, businesses say visa restrictions will harm Maine tourism industry

A cap will soon kick in on the number of short-term work visas, which includes landscaping, seafood processing and other hospitality services.

After 109 months, Maine’s finally recovered jobs lost to the recession

The estimate of Maine payroll jobs in January topped 620,000 for the first time since before the Great Recession.

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