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  • Kaplan adds new campus in Maine Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- Kaplan University has opened a new campus in Augusta. It's Kaplan's third campus in Maine, joining other ones in South Portland and Lewiston. Kaplan University is based in Chicago and serves nearly 50,000 online and campus-based students.

  • Board members: More scrutiny for MaineHousing Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine-- Maine State Housing Authority board members said Wednesday that a federal audit that found the agency failed to provide adequate oversight of its low-income housing program is further confirmation for them that the agency was mismanaged and is falling short of its mission.

  • Unemployment rates for Northeastern US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:13 PM ET
  • MaineHousing board members discuss future Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine Housing Authority board members say they'll continue scrutinizing the housing agency's operations and finances following a federal audit that found it failed to provide adequate oversight for its Section 8 program.

  • Online schools face backlash as states question results Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.

  • 3 unions join Maine retirees lawsuit Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:10 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine-- Three public worker unions have been allowed to join a lawsuit against the Maine Public Employees Retirement System over the elimination of cost-of-living adjustments.

  • Heating oil prices going up in Maine Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:11 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- Heating oil prices are going up in Maine. The lowest prices were in southern Maine, and the highest were in northern Maine. Maine energy officials say heating oil prices are tracking the rising price of crude oil, which has escalated over the summer months.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • Dynegy emerges from Chap. 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    HOUSTON-- The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dynegy filed for Chapter 11 in July after years of falling electricity prices and debt that surpassed $5 billion last year. As part of the restructuring, Dynegy Holdings and Dynegy Inc. were combined on Sept. 30.

  • Glance: Red Lobster menu, circa 1968 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    Red Lobster is launching its biggest menu revamp in a decade on Oct. 15. We Specialize in Fresh Florida Seafood, but some of our Seafoods come from distant points of the compass, such as Maine, Maryland, Alaska, Peru, Chile and even South Africa to name but a few.

  • Maine gas prices up slightly Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- After a big drop last week, gas prices in Maine are back on the rise. Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail price of gasoline in Maine has risen just over a penny in the past week to an average of $3.95.

  • Lobster Academy teaches lobster basics Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    The Lobster Academy runs from Monday through Thursday in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The dean of the school is Bob Bayer, the head of the University of Maine's Lobster Institute. The academy evolved from the Lobster Institute's Lobster College, which was held in Boothbay Harbor and Winter Harbor for several years.

  • Court won't hear anti-gay marriage group appeal Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine's campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list.

  • White House says it thwarted cyberattack Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system, but says it thwarted the effort and that no classified networks were threatened. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the White House is equipped with mitigation measures that identified the attack, isolated it and prevented its spread.

  • Chamber launches voter mobilization effort Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.

  • 3 Arrested in Separate 'Dark Knight' Incidents Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 4:18 PM ET
    People walk past a poster of the new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' outside a theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 20, 2012. A masked attacker gunned down dozens of US moviegoers at the packed premiere of a Batman movie on Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 58.

    At least three men have been arrested for making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of the deadly mass shooting n Colorado.

  • Niche Retirement Communities for Boomers Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    in Fremont, Calif., is a retirement community catering to Chinese-American retirees. According to its website, “our focus on Chinese culture is reflected in everything we do.”The community features architecture based on the principles of  and activities include both Chinese pursuits like  and  as well as American standbys like bingo and bridge. The staff is Chinese- and English-speaking and health-care providers include several from China who are fluent in multiple languages and dialects.

    According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Mitt Romney Rolls to Easy Win in Nevada GOP Caucuses Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | 10:08 PM ET
    Mitt Romney waves during a campaign rally at Brady Industries February 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Republican front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory in Nevada , crushing his three remaining rivals and taking command of the party's presidential nominating race.

  • Is Gay Marriage Good For Business? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.