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  • PORTLAND, Maine— New England lobstermen are catching and selling more of a long-overlooked crab species in their traps, leading regulators to try to craft a management plan for the fishery before it becomes overexploited. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is working on regulations for Jonah crabs, a species common along the Eastern Seaboard...

  • DUXBURY, Vt.— Bridges get a lot of attention when they fail, but scientists are working to eliminate what they say can be an even greater scourge, because of their sheer numbers and their effect on wildlife: culverts. "Every culvert is a potential disaster for our roads," said Rose Paul of the Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, which has been working with the...

  • Even those measures approved by the Democrat-controlled House and Republican-led Senate face an uncertain future. Here's a look at some of actions of the Maine House and Senate that flew under the radar this week:. With a 22-13 vote, the Senate sent a bill to LePage that would require more buildings to have carbon monoxide detectors.

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs. Rates fell in 9 states and Washington, D.C., and were unchanged in 16 states, the Labor Department said Friday. Hiring in Montana was flat.

  • HONOLULU— As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fisherman have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. United Fishing Agency holds the country's largest daily fish auction, selling fresh fish to the highest bidders based on market value and quality. It's the only fish auction between Tokyo and Maine, and, according to the company,...

  • BANGOR, Maine— Representatives for a Maine hospital say bargaining teams and a nursing union are agreeing to extend the nurses' current contract through July 2. A spokesman for Eastern Maine Medical Center says bargaining teams representing the hospital and Maine State Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee and National Nurses United...

  • The summer staple is selling in the $6 or $8 per pound range to consumers, an average increase of about $1 to $2 from last year, Maine lobstermen and dealers said. This year's summer lobster fishing season appears likely to feature a mid-July shed followed by a boom in catch, said Tim Harkins, president of the Maine Lobster Dealers Association.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine's Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday overrode 64 line-item budget vetoes issued by Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who accused lawmakers of crafting a spending plan "based on the best interests of a handful of politicians" instead of Maine's people. Among the $60 million worth of spending that LePage struck out by...

  • SHERBROOKE, Quebec, June 17- A Quebec judge reserved his decision on Wednesday on whether to grant a motion that would clear the way for a settlement between victims of the 2013 Lac-Megantic oil train disaster and dozens of companies and individuals linked to the crash that killed 47 people. Patrice Benoit, the lawyer representing the defunct railway at the...

  • U.S. senators say OPM data breach appears state-sponsored Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 10- Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday that a massive theft of data last week from U.S. government computers appears to have been state-sponsored, although they stopped short of pointing the finger at China. The breach of Office of Personnel Management computers was disclosed on Thursday by the Obama...

  • June 8- World Fuel Services Corp has agreed to contribute $110 million to a compensation fund for victims of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster as part of a settlement with the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway and its bankruptcy trustees. A subsidiary of World Fuel Services sold the light crude oil that was on the runaway train when it crashed in the center of the...

  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:56 AM ET
    Construction trailers sit in front of the new National Security Agency (NSA) data center June 10, 2013 in Bluffdale, Utah.

    The NSA lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of the program.

  • A US workplace civil war that's at a tipping point Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Protesters march around the Capitol after participating in a rally against a "right-to-work" proposal, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Madison, Wis.

    The US is split over right to work laws—literally. Exactly half of the 50 states are right-to-work states—the next will tip the balance.

  • Only high-income households have managed to build significant savings, and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College says 52 percent of today's working-age households face the shock of declining living standards in retirement. "If you have a dollar to spend on retirement security, it's much better to spend it on Social Security than by spreading...

  • TORONTO, May 28- Toronto Dominion Bank posted a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Thursday, driven by strong growth in its Canadian retail and wholesale businesses. The results follow bullish quarterly numbers from Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada, which reported...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- Judging by the latest performance rankings, two 529 college savings plans in particular look enticing. SavingForCollege.com, a plan comparison website that publishes rankings each quarter, said the District of Columbia's direct-sold DC 529 College Savings Program topped the lists for one-, three- and five-year performance as of March 31.

  • TORONTO, May 26- Toronto Dominion Bank said on Tuesday it will acquire Nordstrom's U.S. consumer credit card portfolio as the Canadian bank looks to use its strong balance sheet to expand its lending business in the United States. But under the terms, Nordstrom will receive a large slice of net revenue generated by the credit card accounts. Nordstrom's U.S. credit...

  • NEW YORK, May 14- After 20 years in the oil business, Craig Reed, 62, is thinking about winding down his career just as a second downturn in six years rocks the industry. For him, it is maybe two more projects and then retirement beckons, with a holiday home in Maine that needs work. Industry data show energy firms have cut at least 125,000 jobs worldwide since crude...

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Americans with health insurance under Obamacare, including Republicans, are generally satisfied with it, a Reuters/ Ipsos opinion poll found, posing a quandary for Republican politicians who have long vowed to repeal it. One of the most divisive U.S. laws in decades, Obamacare helped launch the conservative Tea Party movement that has reshaped...

  • BOSTON, May 6- Puerto Rico's troubled electric utility on Wednesday asked a U.S. appeals court for an alternative to restructure some $9 billion in debt, saying it would otherwise be at the mercy of U.S. bond funds. The legal battle moved on Wednesday to Boston where lawyers for both sides argued for more than an hour before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First...