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  • BRUNSWICK, Maine, April 21- Maine Governor Paul LePage on Tuesday proposed amending the state's constitution to eliminate the income tax, telling lawmakers the strategy was the best way to make the tax cut he desires permanent. The proposal, opposed by Democrats who control the state House of Representatives, would insert language in the state's 195- year old...

  • 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.

  • Not just snow: There's a coastal flood threat, too Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    Wet and slushy conditions in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, New York.

    Towns and cities along the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic coast were under flood watches, warnings and advisories on Monday morning.

  • Much warmer weather is finally on the way Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Commuters try to stay warm as they wait for a train on an L platform during the early morning rush in Chicago, Jan. 7, 2015.

    After a cold spell, much of the United States can expect warm weather in the days ahead, NBC News reports.

  • New antibiotic may conquer superbugs Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    This black iChip was developed by researchers at Northeastern University to grow bacteria that usually don’t grow in the lab. They used it to get a potentially very powerful new antibiotic from bacteria living in this soil samples, from a field in Maine.

    A new family of powerful antibiotics may provide a weapon against the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs. NBC News reports.

  • L.L. Bean's hot boots Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    L.L. Bean's hot boots

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan says the rise in popularity of the "lumberjack chic" look has caused a rise in demand for L.L. Bean's boots.

  • 'Lumberjack chic': Demand for L.L.Bean boot soars Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Women's Bean Boots by LL Bean

    L.L.Bean has seen such a surge in demand for its iconic "Bean" boot, that it's had to double its manufacturing capacity.

  • Made in the USA: An iconic holiday toy comes home Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Logs being cut at Pride Manufacturing’s Burnham, Maine, plant. They will be turned into Lincoln Log toys.

    The iconic Lincoln Log toy has moved its manufacturing back to the U.S., without hurting its profit margins. Here's a look behind the scenes.

  • Mother Nature is a turkey: Nor'easter threat looms Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    A resident shovels snow after a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.

    A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations.

  • Judge rejects bid to restrict nurse's movement Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    Judge rejects bid to restrict nurse's movement

    A Maine judge rejects a bid by state health officials to restrict the movements of Kaci Hickox, who has been defying a quarantine, reports CNBC's Mandy Drury.

  • Aid groups see fallout from Ebola quarantines Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Health workers wearing protective gear carry a man, suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus, to be transported to a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 15, 2014.

    The fight over Ebola quarantines in the U.S. is discouraging doctors, nurses and other health workers from going to Africa. NBC News reports.

  • NYC health dept disputes report Ebola doc lied Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Dr. Craig Spencer is at Bellevue Hospital in New York undergoing treatment for Ebola.

    New York City's health department said a doctor being treated for Ebola "cooperated fully" with officials, dismissing a report that he initially lied.

  • Nor'easter with heavy rain heads toward New England Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Pedestrians at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

    Heavy rain and wind slowed down the morning commute Wednesday as a Nor'easter makes its way through New England. NBC reports.

  • 45. Maine Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Maine stands tall for education and quality of life, but a sluggish economy and limited infrastructure create issues for business.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • Extra crispy: French fry truck catches fire Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Truck fire in the Wal-Mart parking lot, Waterville, Maine.

    A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.

  • Is disaster looming in remote Alaskan waters? Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    The Alaskan Peninsula and Aleutian Islands

    After gallons of crude oil gushed from the Exxon Valdez and soiled Alaskan's grounds, oil spill responders fear that another disaster is looming.

  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • The new city economy Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.