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Trans-Pacific Partnership clears key hurdle

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest regional trade accord in history, the New York Times reported Monday morning.

Portland sustainability startup wins $100,000 investment in pitch competition

Rapport, a Portland startup that develops software for businesses to track sustainability metrics, won a $100,000 investment from AOL founder Steve Case's investment company during a pitch...

In The County, investment equals jobs

Laurie Schreiber |

The Maine Malt House, part of the family-owned Buck Farms in Mapleton, Aroostook County, was established last year by brothers Joshua, Jacob and Jared Buck to provide malt for the booming...

GrandyOats' production soars under Nat Peirce and Aaron Anker

Laurie Schreiber |

Eighteen years ago, GrandyOats was a one-person operation producing small batches of granola out of a 105-year-old dairy barn in rural Brownfield.

Volk Packaging Corp. co-owner Derek Volk focuses on community

Laurie Schreiber |

Whether it comes to giving back to the community or innovating for his company, Derek Volk always seems to be thinking, "What's next?"

Distillery to open in Thompson's Point next year

A distillery plans to open a production facility, tasting room and space for private events at Thompson's Point in Portland next year, the Portland Press Herald reported Tuesday.

L.L. Bean boots already on back-order

Fall has been underway for about a week, and L.L. Bean is already reportedly running into a shortage of some styles and sizes of its iconic Bean boot, according to Bloomberg.

Lincoln mill to continue operating through bankruptcy auction

The Lincoln paper mill that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday has lined up an initial bidder and will continue operations under a $2.3 million credit extension, the Bangor Daily News reported...

Old Town pulp mill to close by end of year

The Wisconsin company that bought the Old Town Fuel and Fiber pulp mill less than a year ago during bankruptcy proceedings announced Tuesday it will close the mill by year-end.

Lincoln Paper and Tissue files for bankruptcy, expects to auction mill

Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, announcing that the mill will likely be auctioned off in 45 days, the Bangor Daily News reported.