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Labor, small businesses differ on minimum wage bills

The Maine AFL-CIO urged lawmakers Monday to reject several bills that would lower the minimum wage, particularly ones that would create a separate, lower, wage for teenagers,but a group representing...

Ellsworth nonprofit founder receives local chamber's highest award

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Jacqueline Wycoff founded Community Closet Thrift Store, which often helps those in need, and has been named the Ellsworth Area Camber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Portland area is ranked 'best city' for women

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Portland is the best city in the nation for working women, based on how many women have college degrees, unemployment data, women's wages and the number of sexual harassment claims.

Lubec works to get chamber back on track after two-year hiatus

Laurie Schreiber |

The all-volunteer organization fell by the wayside, but, with renewed interest, longtime member decided to give it "one last shot," and it worked.

Real estate broker plans a halfway house for homeless men in Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

The former Opportunity Alliance center at 54 Maple St. will provide 16 units of housing, the developer says.

Maine Center for Entrepreneurs to expand Cultivator program in 2019

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The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs is taking applications for its 12-month Cultivator program to help food, beverage and agricultural businesses keen to scale up, as it prepares to...

PUC revises deadlines in CMP's $950M hydropower transmission case

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The deadline for the Examiner's Report on the 17-month review is March 28; April 8 as the deadline for exceptions and comments to be filed in response.

Once stymied by China tariff, lobster dealer finds a workaround

Laurie Schreiber |

Tom Adams, CEO of Maine Coast lobster wholesale company in York, said he's found ways to make up revenue that was lost when a 25% tariff was implemented last July on imports of lobster to China.

L.L.Bean cites 'solid' results in tough retail climate, to give 5% employee bonuses

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L.L.Bean said it will pay a 5% performance bonus to about 5,400 employees, plus an additional 2% enhancement contribution to 401(k) plans.

MaineHealth's dynamic duo chart a new course for the health system and its member hospitals

Renee Cordes |

One's a strategy guy known for his directness, the other more of a people person.