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  • BAR HARBOR, Maine _ Bar Harbor Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.3 million. The bank, based in Bar Harbor, Maine, said it had earnings of 71 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine— Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement. Officials say the decades-old, 15- pound lobster succumbed during its journey from a Sunrise, Florida, restaurant to the Maine State Aquarium. A rescue group had stepped forward to save...

  • SEATTLE— As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations. But when a mile-long train derailed in the scenic Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon- Washington border last month— after earlier passing through this major railroad hub in...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine's blueberry industry by buying surplus crop. The USDA has bought $8.6 million in blueberries, the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine said. A USDA spokeswoman confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the agency is...

  • SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine _ Wex Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $12.6 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $223.5 million.

  • CAMDEN, Maine _ Camden National Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $9.6 million. Camden National shares have risen roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Camden National, Earnings Report.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S....

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's unemployment rate rose has crept upward to 3.7 percent in June. The state Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was up from 3.5 percent in May. Maine's unemployment rate was lower than the New England rate of 4.4 percent.

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates ticked up noticeably in six states in June, even as employers continued to add jobs and the hiring outlook improved. A similar trend played out in five other states: Nevada and Oregon each saw a 0.3 percent increase, while rates went up 0.2 points in California, Maine and South Dakota. South Dakota had the nation's lowest rate in June,...

  • DAMARISCOTTA, Maine _ The First Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $4.6 million. The First Bancorp Inc. shares have climbed 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: The First Bancorp Inc., Earnings Report.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The children who once dreamed of capturing real-life Pokemon starting in the 1990 s are now the nostalgic millennials helping fuel the worldwide success of "Pokemon Go." "I think the nostalgia element makes it so easy to talk to strangers," Richardson said while exploring downtown Portland this week. " In the fall of 1998, Pokemon mania hit U.S. shores...

  • FREEPORT, Maine— L.L. Bean is recalling children's insulated water bottles because of concerns about lead contamination. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the bottles were imported by GSI Outdoors and sold by L.L. Bean from July 2015 through May 2016 for about $20. A spokeswoman says L.L. Bean is instituting a voluntary recall.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan, against the recommendation of its staff and objections from environmentalists, to require utility ratepayers to help pay for expanded natural gas— if other New England states follow suit. Maine would participate only if four other New England states agree to similar plans.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Interstate fishery managers will meet to discuss how to regulate the catch of a key lobster bait fish they say is at risk of heavy fishing. Herring is the most popular bait fish for lobsters, and fishermen aren't catching many far off New England. Members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's herring board will meet Wednesday to...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- Wealthy U.S. investors are holding record cash balances out of fear that the U.S. presidential election will wreak havoc on their retirement accounts, a senior UBS Group AG executive said. Bob McCann, who chairs the Swiss bank's Americas division, said in an interview this week that clients are confident about the economy but hesitant to invest...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's scathing criticism of his stance on trade, highlighting divisions within the Republican Party that threaten unity ahead of the Nov. 8 election. But on Tuesday it took issue with Trump's vocal opposition to trade deals, calling his proposals "...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Presidential candidate Donald Trump and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday continued to diverge sharply on trade policy, the latest example of divisions within the Republican Party that threaten unity ahead of the Nov. 8 election. But it took issue on Tuesday with Trump's vocal opposition to international trade deals, calling his...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fired back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, saying the nation's largest business association needed to "fight harder" for American workers, after it issued a scathing criticism of his economic platform. But it took issue on Tuesday with Trump's vocal opposition to international...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fired back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, saying the nation's largest business association needed to "fight harder" for American workers, after it issued a scathing criticism of his economic platform. But it took issue with Trump's vocal opposition to international trade deals,...

  • NEW YORK, June 27- A New York energy investor pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he engaged in a years-long scheme to avoid paying more than $45 million in income and other taxes stemming in part from his sale of an oil company. Zukerman& Co, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to one count of tax evasion and one count of obstructing the Internal Revenue...