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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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Collins to co-sponsor ACA replacement plan

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaking from the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, told her colleagues that she will introduce with U.S. Sen. Bill...

Nonpartisan report: 18 million would lose health insurance with ACA repeal

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report Tuesday stating that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's subsidies and mandates would...

Fed policy adviser: Three rate hikes possible in 2017

Jeffrey Fuhrer, executive vice president and senior policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, says the median view of the Fed's...

With framework of repealing ACA in place, GOP turns focus on replacing it

In a 227-198 vote on Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution aligned with the Senate's earlier 51-48 vote that...

Maine Pulp and Paper Association folds

The Maine Pulp and Paper Association, a 50-year-old trade organization, informed its members Jan. 13 that it was disbanding immediately.

Nonprofit acquires Millinocket mill site, plans collaboration with town on redevelopment

Our Katahdin, a nonprofit, has purchased the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including a 1,400-acre former mill site, land...

Collins, King at center stage of ACA battle

With his Jan. 20 inauguration just nine days away, President-elect Donald Trump is pushing for the Republican-led Congress to immediately repeal and...

Maine AG sues VW, Audi and Porsche over 'defeat devices'

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is suing Volkswagen and its Audi and Porsche affiliates over the sale of diesel automobiles in Maine fitted with...

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