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What you should know about your 401(k) fees

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:40
The quarterly statement won’t necessarily show you all the fees, so further digging is in order.
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Hearse crashes, flips on I-95 in Maine after driver falls asleep

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:20
The driver is taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
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Does your town's high school have a good graduation rate? Compare Maine high schools

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:18
The graduation rate at Maine high schools in the years 2009 - 2013. See which schools improved their rate.
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Colby College president tapped to head National Endowment for the Humanities

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:14
Obama’s selection of William Adams still needs Senate confirmation.
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FedEx truck slams into bus, killing 10 in California

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:46
Many of the students on board the bus escaped through a window, running for their lives before hearing an explosion and seeing the bus burst into flame, a witness says.
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Judge says flashing headlights as warning is free speech

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:20
A trucker successfully challenges a ticket he received for flashing his headlights to alert another truck driver to a lurking police car.
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New Hampshire bat population continues to decline

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:00
White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats across the Northeast, and several species in New Hampshire have declined by nearly 99 percent.
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Family Dollar to close some stores as shoppers are pinched

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:34
The national chain, which operates dozens of stores in Maine, hasn’t provided details on where the cuts will occur.
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Chocolate company wins $30,000 prize in Maine entrepreneur contest

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:08
Bixby & Co. of Rockland out-pitches four rivals in Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPad finals Thursday.
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Maine christening of USS Zumwalt a milestone for Navy, BIW

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:07
Saturday’s ceremony in Bath marks both the military’s first new destroyer class in decades and the local company’s delivery of a revolutionary warship.
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Maine Special Olympians swim their way to medals in Lewiston: Photos

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:03
About 400 athletes from 45 Maine teams competed at Bates College's Tarbell Pool.
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Want to attend the USS Zumwalt christening?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00
BIW officials are preparing for between 4,000 and 5,000 guests. Here’s where to go if you want to be one of them.
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Obama praises Sebelius, nominates successor

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:52
The president nominates his budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Sebelius, calling her ‘a proven manager’ who knows how to get results.
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USM’s Faculty Senate comes up with alternate plan to cut costs

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:34
The proposal includes a moratorium on using consultants, consolidating departments and campuses, and making the president, deans and provost teach classes.
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Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy protection

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:16
The women’s clothing retailer says its stores – including four in Maine – and website are still open and selling clothing and other goods to shoppers.
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Maine’s paper industry woos students with scholarships, jobs

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:46
The annual Paper Days event stresses that most mills are still vibrant and offer internships and good careers.
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Probe finds Maine railway failed to reveal 24 incidents before deadly Quebec derailment

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:33
Twenty previous derailments, two runaway trains and two unspecified incidents were not reported before a July derailment that killed 47 people, a Canadian agency says.
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Fox euthanized after attacking 2 children in N.H. park

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:54
Police say the fox pushed one boy down and bit a 5-year-old girl on the ankle.
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USM protesters rally in Portland to reject cuts, layoffs

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:36
About 200 people gathered to oppose proposed cuts and demand their right to public higher education.
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‘Kissing congressman’ rebuffs calls for resignation

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:39
Vance McAllister’s office vows that he will stay in office - for now.
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