Retail & Food service

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Rockport business owners accused of bilking $5M from company

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Real Estate & Construction

Maine home sales and median price up in July

Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine increased in July over the same month last year, while the median sales price saw a smaller increase over the same period.

Retail & Food service

Demoulas to submit final bid for Market Basket

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Union workers at Huhtamaki North America’s paper goods factory in Waterville said they have yet to reach a "contract agreement with their employer after two years of...

Energy & Utilities

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Energy & Utilities

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Retail & Food service

Inn owner seeks to lift ban on serving dinner

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The idea of forming joint planning relationships with customers scares many business leaders. Whether they've been burned by past customer relationships or simply view customers as...

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Maine's highest-paid public company executives

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2013

RankName, company, locationTotal annual compensation (1)/Industry
1Michael Dubyak (2), president/CEO, WEX Inc., South Portland$4,754,228/Payment solutions
2Jonathan Ayers, president/CEO, Idexx Laboratories Inc., Westbrook$3,973,984 (3)/Biotechnology
3Michael Williams, executive vice president, Idexx Laboratories Inc., Westbrook$2,781,762/Biotechnology

(1) Total annual compensation includes salary, bonus, stock and option awards, non-equity incentive plan compensation and change in pension value and nonqualified deferred
compensation earnings, where applicable. (2) Dubyak resigned as president, effective May 1, 2013 and as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He continues to serve as director and executive chairman of the board. (3) Figure reflects compensation Ayers received as an employee. He received no additional compensation for his service as a director.

SOURCE: U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission company proxy statements (14A); each company's financial statements/Compiled by Heide Martin.

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