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Maine unemployment hardly budges in November

Maine's unemployment rate in November was 5.7%, a hundredth of a percentage point lower than the previous month and not quite 1% less than it was a year ago.

Aroostook County leads in Xmas tree sales

Aroostook County has been a leader in Christmas tree sales, not just for Maine, but the entire Northeast, according to federal data released earlier this year.

Watchdog files complaint against Plum Creek

Plum Creek Timberlands’ certification for sustainable logging practices is being challenged by an Oregon-based watchdog group seeking a nationwide investigation.

Community Concepts mum on CEO's departure

Community Concepts Inc., a Lewiston-based social services agency that provides small business loans, is not saying why CEO Mike Burke stepped down on Wednesday after serving the...

Report: Maine foreign exports decline

Exported goods from Maine have declined by 12% from 2012 to 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But that decline may be due to a change in the reporting method...

Study predicts more climate-related blackouts

Lori Valigra |

Climate change now joins hurricanes as a threat for causing more power outages for businesses and residents in major East Coast cities in the future, a new John Hopkins University...

Two likely PUC nominees named

Two members of Gov. Paul LePage’s staff are being considered for two soon-to-be-vacant seats on the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Mercy back in the black, credits EMHS merger

Mercy Hospital in Portland ended the year with a net financial gain after two years of losses, crediting its merger with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems for the...

Kittery shipyard to hire 715 workers

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery announced Thursday that it plans to hire around 715 new workers within the next 10 months.

New restaurant could be one of Portland's largest

Two veteran restaurateurs plan to open a new seafood restaurant on Portland’s waterfront.The