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No bull here: ImmuCell moves ahead with expansion plans

A Portland-based animal health products manufacturer is moving ahead with expansion plans for production after it closed a public offering of 1.1 million shares to raise $5.3 million to fund the...

Apothecary by Design selling retail pharmacy

Peter Van Allen| Kevin Steeves |

Apothecary by Design, one of Maine's fastest growing companies, will sell its retail pharmacy in Portland to a team that includes one of the company's founders.

Fourth Industrial Revolution presages workforce disruption

Lori Valigra |

The recent World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, may have once again underscored the gulf between the haves and have nots. A new survey by the forum predicts major job disruption and churn...

Maine ranks low as retirement state

Maine ranked 30th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., in Wallet Hub's survey of great places to retire, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Medical marijuana a big business for Maine

Medical marijuana continues to be a growing industry for the state, as the Maine Revenue Service reports that in 2015 the $23.6 million in sales at dispensaries generated $1.29 million in sales tax.

Riverview troubles continue

Employees of Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta have concerns about persistent staffing issues that can lead to mandatory overtime and not enough staff on the floor with patients, the Associated...

Down East Community Hospital receives $250K donation

The Machias-based Down East Community Hospital raised $250,000 on the first day of its $1.5M capital campaign on Friday.

N.H. company plans urgent care centers in Maine

New Hampshire-based ConvenientMD, a privately owned chain of urgent care centers, plans to open its first Maine location in Westbrook, as well as centers in Portland and Scarborough, the Portland...

Leader of Maine Quality Counts to step down

Dr. Lisa Letourneau, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Maine Quality Counts, has announced that she will be stepping down from her post by the end of this year.

Looks like a better year, but chronic weaknesses need to be addressed

Peter Van Allen |

Every year, Mainebiz asks some of the state's leading economists to look to the coming year and offer their thoughts, worries and forecasts. We may be out of the recession, but there is plenty of...