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  • CAMDEN, Maine _ Camden National Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $10.1 million. Camden National shares have decreased roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Camden National, Earnings Report.

  • FREEPORT, Maine— Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean says a systems upgrade is causing shipping delays. The Press Herald reports that some customer orders have delays up to a week. L.L. Bean has apologized to customers in a letter and is offering a 20 percent discount on future orders.

  • NEW LIMERICK, Maine— A Maine log truck has blown a tire, smashed into a guardrail and crashed into a ditch. Police say Thomas Feezell was operating a 2006 Western Star tractor-trailer. The state Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection responded to the scene.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's workforce has reached its lowest unemployment rate on record, state labor officials said Friday. The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 3 percent, the state Department of Labor said. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate was below 4 percent in 14 of the last 17 months.

  • Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday. Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.6 percent, was the nation's lowest. Several other states are benefiting from low unemployment rates: The rate is 2.7 percent in Hawaii and...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • SEATTLE— Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/ 20, when college students gather— at 4:20 p.m.— in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of bell-bottomed buddies from...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States' only legal pot clubs. The fact that it and a few dozen like it already exist in Colorado was all but lost in a recent fight over...

  • DAMARISCOTTA, Maine _ The First Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $4.6 million. The First Bancorp Inc. shares have declined 20 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: The First Bancorp Inc., Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Net income last year shrank to $1.6 million from $183.6 million in 2015, a 99 percent decline. AP ended 2016 with $24.7 million in cash and equivalents, down from $50.6 million the year...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • Certification of seafood products, including tuna and shrimp, began in 2014, and the volume of imports of such products grew more than 350 percent last year to more than 1.2 million pounds, said Fair Trade USA, a California- based nonprofit group. The company, Bristol Seafood of Portland, Maine, is looking to capitalize on the growing interest in authenticity of...

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    Amy A. Lecoq shed her home-centered life to become an activist, traveling to testify about financial exploitation of older Americans.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Laws requiring legal notices to be published in newspapers prop up a "dying, antiquated industry," Maine's Republican governor said in the latest example of his antipathy toward the press. The governor, who once apologized for telling a boy that he'd like to shoot his Bangor Daily News cartoonist father, has most recently called for governmental...

  • DENVER— Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate marijuana clubs, saying the state could invite a federal crackdown by approving Amsterdam-style pot clubs. The Colorado bring-your-own club proposal could have been the nation's first statewide pot club regulation, with Alaska pot regulators recently putting on hold plans there to regulate...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A national survey shows New Jersey hospitals have improved the quality of care over the last year. The Leapfrog Group's hospital report card released Wednesday ranks New Jersey as 15th best for protecting patients from harm. Maine, Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin and Idaho made up the Top 5..

  • NEW YORK, April 6- While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close. That was actually one of the only times in my life that I got a paycheck and paid Social Security taxes, because as an astronaut, I am in the retirement system for civil servants. So the few Social Security credits I do have come from that old candy job.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close. That was actually one of the only times in my life that I got a paycheck and paid Social Security taxes, because as an astronaut, I am in the retirement system for civil servants. So the few Social Security credits I do have come from that old candy job.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close. That was actually one of the only times in my life that I got a paycheck and paid Social Security taxes, because as an astronaut, I am in the retirement system for civil servants. So the few Social Security credits I do have come from that old candy job.