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The week in review

The good: Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. has completed a demonstration project testing...

L.L.Bean to open at second-largest U.S. mall

Freeport-based retailer L.L.Bean is planning to open its 21st out-of-state store at the country’s second-largest mall, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, later this...

Hannaford to buy eastern Maine supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets is set to purchase three Paradis Shop ‘n Save supermarkets in Houlton, Caribou and Calais after reaching an agreement with the family-owned...

Over 52K Maine credit cards appear on black market

More than 52,000 Maine credit cards have appeared on a black market website, most likely as a result of a data breach at Home Depot, a

LOOKBACK: Celebrating Mainebiz's 20th anniversary

Lori Valigra |

Moving forward in our LOOKBACK series run-up to Mainebiz’s 20th anniversary edition on Sept. 8, at...

L.L.Bean closing Bangor call center

Freeport-based retailer L.L.Bean will close its Bangor call center — which has employed up to 800 part-time workers in past holiday sales seasons — in spring...

Ousted CEO reaches deal to buy Market Basket

The epic feud between Market Basket shareholders that ignited a company-wide boycott came to an end Wednesday night when the rival relatives reached a deal to sell a majority share...

Disagreement continues over Market Basket sale

Market Basket’s board of directors have yet to reach an agreement over the proposed sale of the Massachusetts-based supermarket chain to ousted CEO Arthur T.

Portland waterfront developer seeks Old Port feel

Developers are seeking to transform a historic Portland waterfront property into a mixed-use development that would emulate the feel of the Old Port.