Even if Congress does vote to create an Internet sales tax, Amazon may still be able to vanquish its foes -- and could even make money by collecting the new taxes for other retailers. NYT reports.» Read More
Paul LePage's office made it clear Wednesday he'll veto a bill to pay off a $484 million debt to Maine hospitals because of an amendment to expand Medicaid, Democrats professed hope the Republican governor will relent and considered passage a victory.
NEW YORK, May 22- New Hampshire's House of Representatives rejected a bill on Wednesday that would have authorized the construction of the state's first casino, bucking a regional trend toward easing restrictions on gaming in New England.
MADAWASKA, Maine-- A northern Maine paper mill is being sold to two New York- based investment firms. Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Atlas Holdings announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement to buy a controlling interest in Twin Rivers Paper Co. from Brookfield Asset Management, based in Toronto.
Carol Shea-Porter has introduced an amendment separating approval of the Keystone pipeline project from authorization of pipeline activity between Portland, Maine and Montreal, Canada.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
We score all the states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
BANGOR, Maine-- University of Maine System trustees voted Monday to freeze tuition rates for the upcoming school year at 2012 levels for in-state undergraduate students. Trustees voted in Bangor on the system's operating budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Some members of the Maine Legislature's budget-writing committee said Sunday they were surprised by the projected funding shortfall at the Department of Health and Human Services but Gov.
CHICAGO-- United States Cellular Corp., the sixth-largest cellphone carrier in the country, on Friday closed on the sale of some of its Midwestern markets to No. 3 Sprint Nextel Corp. and announced that it's handing over the proceeds to shareholders through a special dividend.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Lawmakers took a step Wednesday toward paying Maine's hospitals a $485 million debt for Medicaid services, but it wasn't one favored by Gov. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 10-4 to urge that repayment of the hospital debt be tied to acceptance of federal funding to expand Medicaid services.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The owner of a crude oil pipeline that runs between Maine and Montreal is asking Vermont environmental regulators to reconsider a ruling that would require a new review under the state's land-use planning law if the company seeks to move Canadian tar sands oil to Portland for possible shipment to markets across the world.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine's motor fuel tax will remain at 30 cents per gallon under a proposed $1.1 billion budget to pay for state highways and other transportation expenses, but the plan calls for elimination of dozens of open jobs.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Newly released analyses of census data paint a portrait of a graying Maine population that will have fewer people entering the labor market in the years ahead.
*Government: Firm made over $68 million of illegal profits. NEW YORK, May 13- Former Level Global Investors LP fund manager Anthony Chiasson on Monday was sentenced to 6-1/ 2 years in prison for insider trading, a penalty that the judge in the case said was intended to deter others in the financial industry from similar conduct.
*Lawmakers doubt IRS explanation that targeting was not political. It needs to have a full investigation, " House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, said on" Fox News Sunday. "
*Supporters drive for lopsided Senate approval. WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. Congress this week opens its first debate in six years on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, testing whether business and labor groups can hold together on a delicately crafted deal that already is under attack.
Faulty equipment has led to patients being burned or exposed to too much radiation, Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA's center for devices and radiological health, said in an interview.
Like Old Faithful, Yellowstone will open on time this season, thanks to fundraising efforts, but many federal programs are feeling the pain of sequestration cuts. The NYT reports.
NEW YORK, April 30- More foreclosures of U.S. homes were completed in March even as the number of properties sitting in the foreclosure pipeline fell, a report from data analysis firm CoreLogic showed on Tuesday. There were 55,000 completed foreclosures last month, up nearly 6 percent from 52,000 in February, according to CoreLogic.
The company decided to sell the plants to reduce its exposure to merchant pricing and recognized a charge of roughly $41 million, NextEra said in its first quarter earnings release. Last month, NextEra sold 351 MW of hydropower assets in Maine and New Hampshire to a unit of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP.