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  • Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll. Clinton, who ran for the White House in 2008 and lost to Obama, is expected to announce as early as April that she plans to seek the White House...

  • Mayors lobby for infrastructure funding, revenue sharing Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— A coalition of mayors gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to press lawmakers to approve measures to support infrastructure projects and improved Internet broadband service while preventing Republican Gov. The Mayors' Coalition— which is made up of a dozen communities, including Portland, Augusta and Bangor— is supporting several...

  • Truck hauling 30,000 pounds of lobster overturns in Maine Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    BENTON, Maine— Authorities say a tractor-trailer hauling 30,000 pounds of live Canadian lobster has overturned on an interstate in Maine. Maine state troopers say truck driver Horst Puff, of Greenfield, Nova Scotia, reported that he swerved early Wednesday to avoid striking a car that had spun out in front of him on snowy Interstate 95 in Benton.

  • The report says that the governor's proposal would lower Mainers' overall tax burden by $238 million in 2016 and $292 million when it's fully implemented in 2019.. Maine residents would receive an average tax decrease of $416 in 2019, according to the report. In the first year alone, $238 million will be kept by hardworking Maine people, allowing them to save,...

  • The project is called the New England Ocean Cluster House, and it is the product of a partnership between Portland officials and investors located here and in Iceland. "It will convince young people to commit to Portland when they might not commit to Portland," Mitchell said. Thor Sigfusson, who runs the similar Iceland Ocean Cluster in Reykjavik, is working with...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A Senate committee on Tuesday recommended a measure that would help an ambitious plan to redevelop the shuttered Balsams resort but said key details still need to be worked out. Members of the Senate Finance Committee unanimously supported the bill to create a special taxing district required for the state to back $28 million in loans for the...

  • Thanks in part to two foundations' $1 million investment being announced Monday, the project— which got its inspiration from New York's High Line— is moving closer to groundbreaking. The funds are part of $11 million the John S. and James L. Knight and William Penn foundations are putting toward five Philadelphia projects as part of an initiative led by the city's...

  • A look at casino developments in New England Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    BOSTON— A casino arms race is building in New England. Leading lawmakers propose up to three new casinos in the home state of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. Foxwoods is also slated to open a roughly 80- store Tanger Outlets shopping complex at its flagship casino in May while Mohegan Sun announced plans this month for a second, 400- room hotel to open by 2016..

  • New England states face off in a race for casino dollars Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    From Connecticut to Maine, lawmakers worried about losing jobs and revenue are proposing expansion of the gambling industry in the increasingly casino-crowded Northeast. "It could get nasty in New England," says Keith Foley, a senior vice president at Moody's Investors Service in New York. "Massachusetts has declared economic war on us," said Connecticut Senate...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 9- President Obama' s aborted attempt to tax 529 plans may end up being a boon to the state-run college savings plans. Assets in 529 plans have grown steadily since the IRS formulated rules for them in 1996, and got a big boost five years later when Congress made distributions from the plans tax-free if used for qualified higher education...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. consumers battered by the wretched winter weather still afflicting much of the eastern half of the country have responded by ordering in rather than eating out, flying more frequently to Florida and cutting out trips to the mall, according to a Reuters review of company data. While the relentless weather has dented traffic and sales for...

  • Feb 26- Bank of America Corp said on Thursday that two members of its board of directors and its chief accounting officer will be leaving the company in coming weeks. Directors Charles "Chad" Holliday, who chaired the bank's board until chief executive Brian Moynihan took on that role in October, and Clayton Rose will not stand for re-election at the company's...

  • Forestry company J.D. Irving filed a notice with Canadian regulators this week, saying it was "vitally concerned" about how TransCanada Corp's proposed Alberta- to- New Brunswick pipeline would affect its operations. In a filing with the National Energy Board on Monday, J.D. Irving said about 170 km of the proposed pipeline route would cross its forest holdings in...

  • Forestry company J.D. Irving filed a notice with Canadian regulators this week, saying it was "vitally concerned" about how TransCanada Corp's proposed Alberta- to- New Brunswick pipeline would affect its operations. In a filing with the National Energy Board on Monday, J.D. Irving said about 170 km of the proposed pipeline route would cross its forest holdings in...

  • Feb 22- Union members ratified an agreement on Sunday that ends a four-month-long strike by some 1,800 workers at FairPoint Communications, a major land-line telecommunications provider in northern New England, union officials announced. Union and FairPoint negotiators reached a tentative agreement on Feb. 19, followed by three days of union member voting...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Ten U.S. states have sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "The delay in notifying those impacted is unreasonable and is causing unnecessary added worry to an already concerned population of Anthem customers," said the...

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Attorneys general from 10 U.S. states sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "Anthem must communicate detailed information without any further unnecessary delay," said the letter, which was written by Connecticut...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...