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James McCarthy

Senior writer
207-761-8379 ext.323
James McCarthy, Mainebiz’s senior writer, has been a journalist for 30 years. Most of his career took place at The Times Record in Brunswick, where he worked for 26 and years, including 10 years as managing editor. As Mainebiz’s senior writer, he has reported on business topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act to workplace safety, in locales extending from Presque Isle to Biddeford. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, gardening and paddling the rivers that flow into Merrymeeting Bay. He and his wife live in Brunswick.

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Here's what being reported around the world on the Brexit vote

Great Britain's historic decision to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum has triggered a global stock selloff today, with MarketWatch...

WEX gets FTC clearance for Electronic Funds Source acquisition

WEX Inc. a South Portland-based corporate payments company, announced Thursday that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has unconditionally cleared its...

Webber steps down as CEO of Maine Health Management Coalition

Michael DeLorenzo assumed the post of interim CEO at Maine Health Management Coalition today, replacing Andrew Webber, who had resigned as the...

It may be a great idea, but STEM Loan Program didn't get funded

LD 1655, a bill designed to increase the number of science, technology, engineering or mathematics professionals in Maine, received strong bipartisan...

Celebrating John Wasileski’s great compromise

Since last October I've been a co-leader with my good friend Gary Lawless of a monthly Sunday morning walk in the 235-acre Cathance River Nature...

New OT rules take effect Dec. 1: Here's what you need to know

Greg Dugal, president and CEO of the Maine Restaurant Association, readily admits the salary threshold for employers to avoid paying overtime when...

Maine's ACA enrollment up 12.37% over 2015

The federal government reports that enrollment in Maine's Affordable Care Act Marketplace during the 2016 open-enrollment period was 84,059, a 12.37%...

Help wanted: Tyler, Wayfair and SaviLinx searching for 1,700 workers

The prospect of hiring up to 550 new workers over the next decade, including dozens of highly coveted software developers and IT specialists, isn't...

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