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National retailers hail Supreme Court’s ruling in tax case involving online sellers

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A national retail trade group applauded Thursday’s South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local...

Saddleback suitor charged with fraud in Australia

Sebastian “Seb” Monsour, the Australian who announced last June his plans to buy Saddleback Mountain ski resort, was arrested as part of a long-running investigation into a $5 million...

Hawaii man sentenced for fraud that stuck York lobster dealer with big loss

A former employee of York-based lobster wholesaler Maine Coast was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court for wire fraud that included a shipment of 50,000 pounds of lobster to a fraudulent...

LePage administration appeals court ruling on Medicaid expansion

In a move widely expected, the LePage administration on Thursday filed an appeal of Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy’s ruling on Monday ordering the state to begin the expansion of...

Craft brewer drops the niceties in lawsuit over trademarks

A Connecticut craft brewer has sued two Portland brewers, claiming trademark infringement.

Legal settlement helping Maine address its shortage of plumbers

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Four Maine high schools that were selected by the Attorney General’s Office to start plumbing training programs with funds received from a consumer protection settlement are...

Court sets June 11 deadline for LePage to implement Medicaid expansion

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Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy issued a 13-page ruling Monday that directs the LePage administration to file a state plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by June 11...

South Portland motel closures go before judge Friday

A judge will listen to arguments Friday on whether South Portland can shut down two motels on U.S. Route 1 because of complaints of illegal activity by customers or others on the premises.

Brooklin Boat Yard's former CFO sentenced in $815K embezzlement

Former Brooklin Boat Yard CFO Steven Nygren was sentenced to seven years and seven months in federal prison for stealing $815,000 from the business.

Here's what you should know about new European Union data security law

Erin Benson, contributor |

Maine, like its New England neighbors, can boast some of the most stringent personal information security laws in the country. But the European Union's even stricter "General Data Protection...

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