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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations.

  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • The challenge, also joined by environmental groups, came after the U.S. Department of Energy last month delayed standards proposed under the Obama administration to reduce air pollution and operating costs associated with the products. Ten Democratic attorneys general, plus New York City and a Pennsylvania regulator, on Monday notified Energy Secretary...

  • Ten Democratic attorneys general, plus New York City and a Pennsylvania regulator, on Monday notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry of their plan to sue in 60 days for stalling proposed standards for air compressors, commercial boilers, portable air conditioners, power supplies, and walk-in coolers and freezers. The same group, excluding Maryland, on Friday...

  • NEW YORK, April 3- A coalition of U.S. states and municipalities has begun legal action against President Donald Trump's administration, accusing it of violating federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several consumer and commercial products. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who announced the legal action, said enacting the six...

  • ANC YOUTH LEAGUE' S MAINE SAYS ZUMA'S CABINET CHANGES WILL ALLOW REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, LAND.

  • SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTH LEAGUE LEADER MAINE SAYS WELCOMES CABINET RESHUFFLE, APPOINTMENT OF GIGABA AS FINMIN.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- A New York energy investor was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to engaging in a years-long scheme to avoid more than $45 million in income and other taxes. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan federal court, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors said Zukerman schemed to evade...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans were working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan said Republican leaders still planned to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to...