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Paul LePage is laying out the details of his proposal to create "Open for Business Zones," which he says will spur economic investment and make the state more competitive. The Republican governor will discuss the bill on Monday at the Maine Technology Institute in Brunswick.
WASHINGTON, March 7- The price for power plants to emit 1 ton of carbon dioxide in nine northeastern U.S. states cleared at a record $4 per short ton at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's 23rd permit auction, the market's administrator said Friday.
PORTLAND, Maine-- Environmental groups say a decision by the Canadian National Energy Board shows how a crude oil pipeline could be repurposed to export large amounts of oil through the Maine city of South Portland.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine's American Indian tribes that have long seen gambling as the remedy for high unemployment and sluggish economic growth in their communities are a step closer to being able to operate casinos after winning initial approval in the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday.
BOSTON, March 6- General Electric Co said on Thursday it will stop paying its senior executives dividends on stock awards that have not yet vested, after investors urged the company to end the long-held perk.
*First speech ever by an EPA head at CERAWeek. McCarthy's speech in Houston to IHS CERAWeek, the largest meeting of energy executives in the world, was the first by an EPA administrator since the conference began 33 years ago.
HOUSTON, March 6- Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without "shutting down business in its tracks," U.S. "We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year, said about new rules she said would be proposed by June.
PORTLAND, Maine-- The state supreme court on Tuesday rejected a Maine Public Utilities Commission decision granting the joint venture between the Canadian utility Emera and renewable energy company First Wind.
Paul LePage urged lawmakers to replenish Maine's rainy day fund on Tuesday while they pushed forward in crafting a supplemental budget without help from the Republican governor who has refused to introduce one this year.
WILMINGTON, Del.-- A winter storm headed toward the East Coast has Amtrak trimming schedules for its Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains. Amtrak says passengers should also expect fewer runs than normal on its Keystone Service, from Harrisburg through Philadelphia to New York City.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- More than five years ago, Maine set ambitious goals to spur wind power development aimed at helping wean the state off fossil fuels. "If we are going to have wind development, how can we maximize the benefits to Maine people who are struggling with very high energy costs and... promote economic development at the same time?"
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Federal officials said Thursday that unemployment hearing officers in Maine could have felt pressured by Gov.
By 2018, the median price of single-family homes will be close to the peak reached in 2006 before the national market cratered, according to the study from the Demand Institute, a nonprofit think tank operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen.
With revenues and staffing still below pre-recession levels, many local and state governments face a new financial strain from storm-related increases in spending on overtime pay, contractors and supplies. The New York Times reports.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- Interpreting U.S. economic figures in the last couple of months has taken on a familiar pattern: wonder about possible weakness in demand, and then shrug and dismiss it all as a product of bad weather.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Forty-two U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 24 Republicans and 18 Democrats. The latest to announce his departure was Representative Doc Hastings, a 10- term Republican from Washington state.
*Cisco falls after results, outlook. *Comcast to buy Time Warner. NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Thursday, weighed by a disappointing outlook from Cisco Systems and weaker-than-expected data on consumer spending and the labor market.
The nine states- Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont- last month approved a change to the program from 2014 that would cap emissions at 91 million tons, a 45 percent reduction from the original cap, to encourage more trading.
WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The U.S. Defense Department said on Friday it would conduct environmental impact studies for four possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States but stressed it had not yet decided to proceed with construction.
The likely bump reflects feedback from Time Warner Cable investors Charter has received in its two-week roadshow, that person added. Time Warner shares were up 2 percent in after-hours trading at $136 following Reuters' report on the higher bid possibility. Representatives for Charter, Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment.