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Marketing & Media

Newly named 'Visit Portland' releases 2016 tourism stats

The Greater Portland area hosted 5.4 million visitors in 2016 who spent $682 million at area businesses and generated $67 million in taxes, according to figures out on Thursday.
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Fisheries & Marine

Lobster forecast shelved after industry complaints

Several years after launching a lobster season forecast intended to help fishermen, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute will scrap the forecast.
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Health care

WEX total revenues up 41% in first quarter of 2017

After closing out 2016 as a $1 billion company, WEX Inc. continues to ride a strong growth trajectory, reporting today that total revenue for its first quarter of 2017 increased 41% to $291.4...
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'Boxing day' for Eaton Peabody on eve of Portland move

After outgrowing its Portland office in just four years, Bangor-based law firm Eaton Peabody will move to bigger digs this Friday at 100 Middle St.
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Government & Politics

U.S. Senate takes on bill that could change how fed agencies regulate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday started reviewing a controversial bill that could have far-reaching implications for businesses and the federal agencies that regulate them.