EU parliament eliminates tariffs on US lobster Thanksgiving just got a little bit better for the Maine lobster industry. by The Associated Press 4 hours ago4 hours ago Wet conditions and the pandemic didn’t stop Bangor Black Friday shoppers by Natalie Williams 9 hours ago9 hours ago Rockland Hannaford recalls ground beef by The Associated Press November 26, 2020November 26, 2020 With more Mainers shopping locally, small businesses see holiday boost by Lori Valigra November 26, 2020November 26, 2020 Maine jobless claims nudge up as benefit cliff looms by Lori Valigra She needed to honor her sister’s life after she died from the coronavirus by Caitlin Andrews Small-business owners fight to stay afloat while supporting higher wages for workers by Nick Schroeder Maine started a solar power boom that may be a ‘classic climate mistake’ by Fred Bever, Maine Public Coronavirus’ impact on Maine’s economy READ the latest on UNEMPLOYMENT Maine jobless claims nudge up as benefit cliff looms by Lori Valigra November 25, 2020November 25, 2020 How is the pandemic changing your holiday shopping plans? by Michael Shepherd November 24, 2020November 24, 2020 As stores reopened, these Maine shoppers played it safe by Lori Valigra November 24, 2020November 23, 2020 Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade and consumption by The Associated Press November 23, 2020November 23, 2020 Guilford-based company to receive more than $11M to increase COVID-19 swab production Thanksgiving traffic expected to be 14 percent lower on Maine Turnpike this year Maine to give out another $54M in small business grants NATIONAL BUSINESS Picture of US economy is worrisome as virus inflicts damage November 25, 2020November 25, 2020 Why the Dow topped 30,000 for the first time November 25, 2020November 25, 2020 Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online November 24, 2020November 24, 2020 Most airlines will fill middle seats soon. Not Delta. November 24, 2020November 25, 2020 Restaurants workers nationwide out of work again as virus surges anew November 24, 2020November 24, 2020 Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes and Joe Biden transition November 24, 2020November 24, 2020 Maine marijuana retailers bring in more than $1M in first month of legal sales Maine’s cannabis retailers brought in around $1.4 million and made 21,194 transitions during the first month of retail sales. University of Maine to train military veterans in farming The program is slated to begin in January and will focus on training in small-scale farming for market sales. Lobster biz hopes for stability after tumultuous Trump era Trump’s trade war with China led to a rocky few years for the industry, which is based mostly in Maine. Surprise federal drug rule directs insurers to reveal what they pay for prescription drugs It’s the departing Trump administration’s most ambitious effort to illuminate the complex, secret and lucrative system of prescription drug pricing. Maine adds just 1,600 jobs in October in slow COVID-19 economy recovery Maine’s unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in October, down from 6.1 percent in September and 7 percent in August. Janet Mills’ economic recovery panel divided on 2 major issues as it faces December deadline The 40-member committee needs 100 percent consensus on the wording of its report. Janet Mills plans to create 1st floating offshore wind research farm in US The Gulf of Maine has some of the highest sustained wind speeds in the world, which gives it great potential for generating clean energy and economic opportunity for Maine. Maine officials walk fine line in enforcing state’s murky mask mandate While other states have taken a heavier hand in issuing fines, Gov. Janet Mills is relying on businesses to follow her executive order for mask-wearing through education and voluntary compliance. Tree farms expect good season as people look for joy during the pandemic The great outdoors and the acres of trees to choose from may provide a diversion from coronavirus concerns as families participate in one of their holiday traditions. Maine revenue better than expected for 3rd straight month, but unsustainable without new stimulus Revenues were over budget last month by $78 million, or 27 percent, according to a recent report from Department of Administrative and Financial Services Commissioner Kristen Figueroa. Janet Mills issues business curfew as coronavirus cases rise The curfew in Maine is designed to limit extended gatherings at a time when many students and family members are returning to the state for the holidays. Maine home sales continue steep rise in October Statewide, 2,341 existing single-family homes sold last month, up almost 27 percent from the prior October. Maine saw new jobless claims fall slightly last week Mainers filed 2,550 claims for new jobless benefits or to reopen a jobless claim, according to the Maine Department of Labor. Maple syrup and blueberry producers to get help from USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing more than $500,000 to boost the specialty crop industry in the state. Struggling fishermen and hungry Mainers have found a way to help each other through the pandemic The move helps keep auction prices steady while also making hard-to-find, healthy protein available to folks who need it most. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.