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But that's still only a fraction of Maine residents eligible to use the exchange, or marketplace. The significant uptick in enrollment numbers isn't surprising given the improvements the website has experienced over the last month, said Wendy Wolf, president and CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation.
Lenders initiated foreclosure action against 52,826 U.S. homes in November, down 10 percent from the previous month and a drop of 32 percent from November last year, according to new data from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc.. Foreclosure starts increased last month on an annual basis in 15 states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Oregon.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- A panel that examined Maine's process for resolving unemployment claim disputes concluded understaffing led to payment delays and that there's no evidence that hearing officers were biased, officials said Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine lawmakers pushed forward with a plan to craft a supplemental budget Tuesday in order to address revenue shortfalls because Gov. "We hope he'll come to the table, but if he's not willing to take responsibility for this work then we will go ahead and the Legislature will do what we've been sent here to do, which is to govern," Democratic Rep.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- The six New England governors have agreed to work together to develop a regional energy strategy aimed at lowering costs and boosting reliability and efficiency.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine energy industry officials and lawmakers applauded on Wednesday the potential environmental and economic benefits of a 12- megawatt offshore wind project that could be built off the state's coast, but a lot remains to be settled before construction of the two-turbine project is ensured.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine officials say the average price for home heating oil has risen 5 cents to $3.61 per gallon. The Governor's Energy Office said Tuesday that its weekly survey found a high of $3.90 in southwest Maine and a low of $3.40 in three areas of the state including southwest, eastern and western Maine.
SAN FRANCISCO-- A co-host of the HGTV show "Curb Appeal" has been killed in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco. The San Francisco medical examiner identified 38- year-old Bill Beckwith as the victim of a crash near the city's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Monday night.
PORTLAND, Maine-- Maine scallop fishermen kicked off their season Monday with some of the highest per-pound prices ever seen, helping to offset harvesting restrictions put in place to better manage the fishery, a state official said.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- A panel that's been tasked with finding savings in Maine's tax code laid out its preliminary recommendations on Monday for scaling back tax incentive programs for businesses, historic building restoration projects and student loan repayment.
NEW YORK, Nov 28- Americans gathered on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving, stuffing turkeys for family feasts, braving high winds and the bitter cold along parade routes and starting their holiday shopping one day earlier this year.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
*Yellen nomination clears Senate banking panel on 14-8 vote. Full Senate expected to confirm Yellen in post in December. WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee approved her nomination and sent it to the full Senate for a final vote.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Janet Yellen picked up some more U.S. Senate support Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the Senate Banking Committee that is expected to approve her nomination to lead the U.S. The committee is set to vote at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday on whether to send her name to the full Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- U.S. budget talks are aiming for a two-year deal that would end divisive fiscal showdowns that have plagued Congress since 2011, while also easing the severe across-the-board spending cuts that otherwise would be triggered in 2014 and 2015, a Republican negotiator said on Wednesday.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.