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  • Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012.. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts declared states of emergencies as people were urged to stay home with transit systems, including the New York City...

  • Unemployment falls in Maine and nationwide Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's labor officials say the unemployment rate dropped slightly in December. Maine Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette says the preliminary seasonally adjusted rate was 5.5 percent, down from 5.7 percent in November and 6.4 percent in December 2013. Maine's figure has been higher than the country's for 87 consecutive months.

  • Monster winter storm about to sock Northeast US Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    A resident shovels snow after a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.

    The National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and New England.

  • The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, beginning 1:00 p.m. EST on Monday and worsening overnight into Tuesday morning. It warned of two days of winter storms across the East Coast, from Pennsylvania to Maine. "Crude is getting some help from supportive heating...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- U.S. oil prices were steady Monday, ahead of the first big snowstorm this year in the country's Northeast, while benchmark Brent crude fell after pledges of no policy change by the top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between...

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Oil prices declined on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a nearly six-year low, as Saudi Arabia's new King Salman moved to assuage fears of an unstable transition and any policy change in the world's largest oil exporter. March Brent crude was trading down 86 cents at $47.93 a barrel by 0932 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday, but off an...

  • March Brent crude fell 71 cents to $48.08 a barrel by 0718 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of Saudi King Abdullah, but it was off an early low of $47.85. Front-month WTI earlier slid to an intraday low of $44.35, just above the $44.20 hit on Jan. 13, which was the lowest since April 2009. "We saw the dollar rally again on Friday and this was largely on...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 26- Oil slid in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a six-year low, after Greece's election results heightened uncertainty in the euro zone and depressed the bloc's currency against the dollar. March Brent crude fell 44 cents to $48.35 a barrel by 0442 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of the Saudi King...

  • Oil falls after Greek election sends euro tumbling Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 9:53 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 26- Oil slid in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a six-year low, after Greece's election results heightened uncertainty in the euro zone and depressed the bloc's currency against the dollar. March Brent crude fell 37 cents to $48.42 a barrel by 0226 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of the Saudi King...

  • NYMEX-US crude falls to near 6-year low as euro sags Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 26- U.S. crude futures dropped more than $1 on Monday to near the weakest in almost six years as the dollar strengthened after Greece's Syriza party pledged to roll back austerity measures on winning a snap election. *While a final result may not come for hours, Syriza's Alexis Tsipras is on course to become prime minister of the first euro zone...

  • Proposed insurance enrollment period worries some Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    Northeast Delta Dental offers coverage in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, and officials in all three states are concerned about meeting the ramped up deadlines, said Christine Alibrandi, the company's project leader for health care reform. she said at a recent meeting of New Hampshire's Health Exchange Advisory Board. " Lisa Guertin, president of Anthem Blue...

  • NYC mayor: Storm could be biggest ever to hit city Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston. New York City, Boston and Connecticut should expect whopping snow totals of up to 2 feet, he said. "Looks like our luck is about to run out," said John...

  • Workers comp upheld for Maine man who died on treadmill Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:53 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's highest court on Thursday upheld workers' compensation benefits for the widow of a Salvation Army portfolio manager who died from a heart attack on a treadmill while monitoring the financial markets on TV and internal email on his BlackBerry. The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously rejected the Salvation Army's appeal of benefits...

  • Bill to leave cap-and-trade program sees little support Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— There was little public appetite at a hearing Thursday for a bill that would pull New Hampshire out of a multistate effort to reduce carbon emissions. New Hampshire is one of nine states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a system where each state sells carbon emission allowances to producers. New Hampshire gets about $18...

  • BANGOR, Maine— A federal judge sentenced a Vermont man to 28 months in prison on Wednesday for his conviction of wire fraud for defrauding a Maine town. Craig Sanborn of Maidstone will serve the sentence following a 10- to 20- year sentence he is serving for manslaughter in New Hampshire, Judge John A. Woodcock said. The explosion at the Black Mag plant in Colebrook...

  • Maine Democrats outline economic policy proposal Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    NORTH BERWICK, Maine— House Speaker Mark Eves and other Democratic lawmakers launched a "jobs tour" on Wednesday at Pratt& Whitney's manufacturing facility, part of an effort to promote proposals for an economic boost. Democrats want to invest $5 million over five years in at least 10 public-private regional partnerships like the one between York County...

  • 3rd week for mediated talks between FairPoint, unions Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Negotiations between FairPoint and unions representing striking workers are in a third week. More than 1,700 FairPoint workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike in October after the company began imposing terms of its "final offer." North Carolina- based FairPoint provides telephone and high-speed Internet service to...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A federal judge has denied a labor union's attempt to block the sale of a shuttered Bucksport, Maine, paper mill to a Canadian scrap metal recycler. U.S. District Court Judge John Woodcock issued his decision in Bangor on Tuesday. The union filed an antitrust lawsuit seeking to restrain Verso Paper Corp. from selling the mill to AIM Development LLC...

  • New England gets windfall from plummeting heating oil Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    Heating oil tracks closely with the price of crude oil, which has dropped from a high of $115 a barrel in June to today's level below $50, said Michael Leahy from the U.S. Energy Information Agency. The average price in Maine last week was $2.63 per gallon, compared with $3.81 a year ago, according to a state survey. The impact is being felt across the country but...

  • Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of the intense pain that radiated from his left shoulder to his elbow were met mostly with Tylenol. Frazier, then 18, wrote the second time he asked for care, in August 2009. That company, Corizon Health Inc., is under growing pressure around the country after losing five...