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Brewers struggling with shortage of aluminum cans

A shortage of beer cans that has been in the making for a couple of years is being felt by some Maine brewers.

Blueberry growers squeezed by price drop, bad weather

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Maine's blueberry industry continues to deal with price drops, unaccommodating weather, diseases, foreign competition and reduced crop size.

Maine brewers deliver 70 craft beer varieties to festival in United Kingdom

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The Maine Beer Box has arrived in the United Kingdom for the Leeds International Beer Festival loaded with over 400 kegs, from 65 breweries and 78 different beer varieties ranging from New England...

ITC ruling on newsprint tariffs hailed as victory for newspapers

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Maine’s newspaper publishers scored a victory Wednesday, with the International Trade Commission nullifying tariffs imposed on imported newsprint by the U.S. Department of Commerce in January.

Canada's retaliatory tariffs could impact cross-border shopping

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Cross-border shopping between northern Maine and Canada is expected to be hurt by a retaliatory “grocery tariff” established by the Canadian government.

Trade war update: Blueberry exports lag, King urges aid for lobster industry

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Maine growers of wild blueberries are seeing signs that an escalating trade war could hurt this year’s exports to China, which imposed new duties on a host of imported U.S. products starting...

Maine tourism weathering U.S.-Canada trade war

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The trade war and tough talk between the United States and Canada don’t appear to be dampening Maine’s tourism business, according to reports from the Bangor Daily News and the Associated...

Verso stands to gain $42M in deal OK'd by Department of Commerce

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Verso Corp. (NYSE: VRS), which operates a 400-employee paper mill in Jay, could receive up to $42 million from an agreement with Canadian paper producers, after the Department of Commerce granted...

Hussey Seating wrestles with impact of shifting global trade policies

Laurie Schreiber |

If you sit on any high school bleacher in the country, whether it's in Maine, California or Texas, there's a 50/50 chance it was made by one of the nation's largest seating manufacturers,...

U.S. Chamber comes out against new tariffs, details impact on Maine

James McCarthy |

A new analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that roughly $130 million of Maine exports are threatened by new tariffs already imposed or threatened by China, the European Union, Mexico and...

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