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Current Edition | Energy & Utilities

Fact or Fiction: How do energy costs in Maine stack up to the nation?

Maine has the lowest electricity costs in New England. So why are they so often cited as a problem for businesses both large and small? The simple answer is that many of them compete against...
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Fisheries & Marine

New England fisheries feel the effect of warming waters

After years of contending with overfishing, pollution and increased foreign competition, fishermen along the Northeast Coast are faced with yet another challenge to their way of life — climate...
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Current Edition | Energy & Utilities 1

From coffee roasters to biomed labs — businesses save big with energy efficiencies

At Caravan Beads, owner Barry Kahn hired ReVision Energy last year to install 264 photovoltaic panels, each 260 watts, on the roof of his 22,000-square-foot retail store and warehouse. “That...
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Current Edition | Banking & Finance

Credit cards: Are they what they used to be?

Flashing a platinum or gold credit card used to be a status symbol, but a recent Money Pulse survey by Bankrate.com found the times are changing, especially among younger generations.
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Current Edition | Banking & Finance

One-on-one with Carl Chatto as he takes the reins at Baker Newman Noyes

Carl Chatto oversees Maine's second-largest accounting firm, Portland-based Baker Newman Noyes. In Maine, the firm has 68 CPAs and 146 employees overall. Its in-state revenue was $25.7 million last...