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Controversial mining regs get nod from Maine environmental board

The Maine Board of Environmental Protection unanimously endorsed Thursday a proposed overhaul of the state's mining regulations that received almost 500 written comments in the public comment period.

Maine will lose a Macy's, a Sears and a Kmart

Three retail giants will have a smaller presence in Maine in the coming months, with Macy's, Sears and Kmart announcing plans to close stores in Bangor and Augusta.

FAME helped facilitate vending company's deals

Peter Van Allen |

The Finance Authority of Maine played a key role in two acquisitions made this week by Casco Bay Vending by providing loan insurance of $8 million.

Consider these 'Top 10' New Year's resolutions to improve financial health

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Will Lund, superintendent of Maine's Bureau of Consumer Protection and his staff have put together a useful guide for individuals, families and businesses seeking to improve their financial health in...

Augusta has two new businesses

A yoga studio and a tax-services office have opened in Augusta, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.

Eastport takes another step to advance wood chip exports to EU

Eastport is one step closer to shipping bulk wood chips to the European Union for use as biomass fuel.

Cioppa elected VP of national insurance commissioners group

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Maine's Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa has been elected vice president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for 2017 after having served as the NAIC's secretary-treasurer...

LePage honors three companies for 'business excellence'

Gov. Paul R. LePage presented three Maine companies with a “2016 Governor's Award for Business Excellence” during a reception Tuesday at the Blaine House in Augusta.

PUC defers decision on net metering

James McCarthy |

The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced Monday that it needs more time to decide its proposed rule that would gradually change financial incentives designed to encourage consumers to install...

Maine joins 19 other states in generic drug antitrust lawsuit

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In their federal lawsuit, Maine and 19 other states allege widespread conspiracy among competitors to reduce competition and increase prices for certain generic drugs.

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