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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.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will give one-year renewals for health insurance plans that don't meet the minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act _ a move President Barack Obama's administration recently said it would allow after millions of Americans received notices that their plans were being cancelled.
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.
The 1893 recording of "Mama's Black Baby Boy" by the Unique Quartet pre-dates vinyl recordings. It can only be played on a special cylinder player that was a predecessor to phonographs, which played flat, vinyl discs, said Troy Thibodeau, manager of Saco River Auction Co.. The 120- year-old recording, along with a second Unique Quartet song, "Who Broke the Lock?"
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.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
Federal and state funding cutbacks are challenging Main Street. The future of America is at stake since cities contribute more than 90 percent to GDP.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.